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CELEBRATION: 500,000 Views at Heidi Ruby Miller: Pennwriters and Pretty Girl-13

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CELEBRATIONS Welcome to the third day of the 500,000 views celebration here at www.heidirubymiller.com . I'm now at 507,000 and STARRIE is #162 free in all of Kindle on Amazon, #2 in science fiction , and #1 in space opera . STARRIE is still free  until Saturday, December 24, 2016. Many thanks to my readers and fans as well as the multitudes of  authors who have been gracious interviewees  since I began this site back in  2005 .  As of today, the number 6 all-time viewed post is EVENT: Heidi Ruby Miller Guest Editor at Pennwriters 2013 . That PW Conference was held in Pittsburgh (it alternates between the Burgh and Lancaster each year) and I was the managing editor at Dog Star Books , the science fiction imprint I created for Raw Dog Screaming Press . I took dozens of pitches, a few of which ended up as acquisitions. John Edward Lawson and Jennifer Barnes were also editor guests, and Jason Jack Miller and Matt Betts were author guests so we had a busy, but wonder

CELEBRATION: 500,000 Views at Heidi Ruby Miller: Hellbender and Frostburg

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CELEBRATIONS The 500,000 views celebration is in full swing here at www.heidirubymiller.com . I'm now at 506,000 and STARRIE is #51 free in all of science fiction on Amazon and #2 in space opera . STARRIE is still free until Saturday, December 24, 2016. Many thanks to my readers and fans as well as the multitudes of authors who have been gracious interviewees  since I began this site back in  2005 .  Here's another CAST YOUR CHARACTERS for the number 7 spot of all-time most-viewed posts (as of today), and this one belongs to my husband, Jason Jack Miller , and his award-winning novel HELLBENDER , part of the Murder Ballads and Whiskey series . Since Jason isn't one for shining a light on his own accomplishments, I'm quite happy to: Hellbender (Raw Dog Screaming Press) won the Arthur J. Rooney Award for Fiction, the McLaughlin Scholarship, and was a finalist for the Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year in 2013. See who was cast for HELLBENDER

CELEBRATION: 500,000 Views at Heidi Ruby Miller: Sour Candy and The Curiosity Killers

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CELEBRATIONS To celebrate  500,000 views  and counting at  www.heidirubymiller.com , I'm highlighting my most visited posts this week and... ...making my latest book,  STARRIE, free on Amazon  for the first time ever. The celebration (and free books) run from Tuesday, December 20 - Saturday, December 24, 2016. Many thanks to my readers and fans as well as the multitudes of  authors who have been gracious interviewees  since I began this site back in  2005 .  Counting down my most visited posts (as of today), we start with Number 10 - BOOK: The Curiosity Killers by K.W. Taylor . Published in 2015 by Dog Star Books , The Curiosity Killers was K.W. Taylor 's thesis novel in Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction MFA program , and I was one of her mentors, along with Tim Waggoner . We both gave her back cover blurbs because it was such a great book. Here's what I had to say: "From the moment you read that first paragraph, K.W. Taylor zaps you throug

CELEBRATION: 500,000 Views at Heidi Ruby Miller: Tom Monteleone and Starrie Giveaway

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CELEBRATIONS To celebrate 500,000 views and counting at www.heidirubymiller.com , I'm highlighting my most visited posts this week and... ...making my latest book, STARRIE, free on Amazon for the first time ever. The celebration (and free books) run from Tuesday, December 20 - Saturday, December 24, 2016. Many thanks to my readers and fans as well as the multitudes of authors who have been gracious interviewees since I began this site back in 2005 . My very first post was a book review of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel by Thomas F. Monteleone . Tom was my first mentor in Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction Graduate Program and remains very dear to my heart. Jason and I still bring out bits of advice from his book and from chats with Tom at school. He is known, of course, for his international bestselling and critically acclaimed Blood of the Lamb , as well as numerous other novels and short stories, and as co-editor with his wi

HEIDI'S PICK SIX: Michael Gills

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HEIDI'S PICK SIX MICHAEL GILLS 1. Which of your characters is your favorite? 2. Tell me about your travels. In 2014, we were pilgrims on Camino de Santiago–my wife, daughter and I--from the Pyrenees to the Atlantic we biked across norther Spain. After the Navarro heat and the wine fields of Rioja, Leon’s dazzling stained glass and the climb over O’Cebreiro, on the last day’s ride to Santiago, three of us pushed bicycles the last fifty yards. There was a man in a green kilt who played bagpipes in the shade of the stone arch entrance. The high notes soared through the passway and delivered us to the field of light before the cathedral. And when we walked onto the courtyard and beheld the time-worn stones of its face, the three spires rising and rising before us, the mid-afternoon sun full on it, and above, the man-sized James, a fishermen, as lore had it, beckoned and I forgot the flesh wound in my side and thought to fall down and weep jubilantly, just as all of the othe

TWEET LOVE from Mord McGhee on Starrie

TWEET LOVE #fanmail Q-What are you reading? A- I have a paper & ebook. Paper- King's "Salem's Lot" & a fantastic ebook- @heidirubymiller 's "Starrie." — Mord McGhee (@Mordhyrgm) December 9, 2016

BOOK SPOT: Ambasadora in Uniontown

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BOOK SPOT After I signed a copy of Ambasadora Book 1: Marked by Light for Shelby Svokos of Uniontown. Thank you for the support, Shelby!

VIDEO: SMALL SPACE BIG LIFE: Cinque Terre by Sea

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VIDEOS The first clip from our Italy trip! This is from our evening cruise along the five villages of the Cinque Terre, courtesy of Angelo's Boat Tours . I'd highly recommend them for anyone visiting the Cinque Terre.

BOOK: KNOCK BEFORE YOU ENTER: Book 3 of The Bartender Babe Chronicles by D.A. Bale

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BOOKS KNOCK BEFORE YOU ENTER (Book 3 of The Bartender Babes Chronicles) Your favorite bartender is headed on vacation - and this time it isn't all high heels and handsome hunks. Try gators, a grandmother, and gold. The De'Laruse matriarch carries a secret from the Civil War era, and it's high time to tear down the accompanying rumor mill. More than a hundred and fifty years ago, French gold was captured when the ship aiding the Confederacy tried to run the Union blockade. Addie enlists the help of Vicki Bohanan and her granddaughter, best bud Janine De'Laruse, to decode the clues left in a Union soldier's journal to solve the mystery once and for all concerning what happened to the bars emblazoned with the fleur-de-lis imprint. As if Vicki doesn't have enough concerns to occupy her week. Between fighting off Janine's oversexed younger brother, a mysterious maid of questionable conduct, and the sperm donor breathing down her neck - not to mention