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Heads up indie authors! The guys over at ‘Your First Ten Thousand Readers’ are partnering up to give some lucky author a $4000 package to record their book and put it in audio form! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

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Renewal – A Reawakening of Hope

Time is a very unusual concept. We can’t see it physically with our eyes even as we may continually look to our clocks to keep us on schedule. In a word, it only exists to those who follow it. It purely a human invention.

Similarly, the end of the year is something only those who believe in it acknowledge. Nothing really happens between the minutes of 12:59 PM and 1:00 AM on New Year’s. It is simply the slipping by of another moment; that moment being of a concept of time. So why do we stay up every year to watch the ball drop? Optimism.

As humans, our eternal spring of hope seems to prompt us to wish for a better year. We yearn for a brighter future even in the dark times when there seems to be no light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. And on New Year’s eve and day, we look forward to the times ahead of us, no matter what they may be. We make resolutions, celebrate the passing of the holidays, and most importantly, we take a retrospective look at the times behind us.

For all of us, the new year is a time to make anew. The past is the past and the future is, well, unknown to us all. And to many, that is an exciting idea. I know it is to me. For the new year ahead, I have many things planned: the release of my new science fiction novel, to perhaps travel a little more and also to improve my general health. And you, as the reader, I am sure have plans of your own. I just have one request for you.

I want you to look at every day of your life as New Year’s day. The only limit here is yourself. Even the sky above us has been breached. The old saying – the sky is the limit – simply isn’t true anymore since space travel became a reality.

So instead of shooting for the moon, maybe you should think of the universe as your landing pad. Make every day count and always keep your chin up. Hope is eternal – limitless – but only if you chose to see it that way.

Best wishes for the New Year and may God bless you all. Tell me your plans for the New Year below. I’d love to hear them!

Daily Prompt ‘Renewal’


12 Inspirational Writing Tips From History’s Greatest Authors (8 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Amber M. Founder & Owner of: A Not So Jaded Life Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living and Writing Writer 1) William Allen White – Journalist/News Editor “Substitute damn every time you’re inclined to write very; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” […]

via 12 Inspirational Writing Tips From History’s Greatest Authors (8 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest

I thought this article was a very good one for any aspiring writer to look over. But we all need to remember that as authors, we need to keep our own processes as well as try new ones. Copying others will not get us any further along than staring at a blank page will. Be true to yourself and it will come. But a little advice never hurt either, did it?

Have a very happy New Year and I look forward to hearing from you all in 2017!

– Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel (


Mele Kalikimaka – A One Wife to Give Christmas Special

Very funny!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS! This broadcast is free for all of our Whatsit Watchers! Just use the promo code ‘CHRISTMAS’ to watch! Join Errotica and Nopal for hula hilarity that’s sure to burn down the house with its holiday spirit!

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All I Want For Christmas Is You – The It’s Tea or the Dog Holiday Comedy Special

Hilarious ❤ A great themed TV comedy. Enjoy!

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hqdefault Ah, Christmas time… The time of year when in-laws consistently test your mettle and make your brain wonder if they’re heads would fit inside the short end of a turkey. Not exactly peace on earth, but what are you going to do? It’s the holidays.

But, you could watch the It’s Tea or the Dog Holiday Comedy Special. With no in-laws or exasperating family members in sight, it could be the perfect distraction from your familial woes. You could even acquire a piece of pumpkin pie and eat it while your brain vegetates on the dulcet tones of Euphoria singing to Francis about how much she wants him. Caution, though. Make sure to laugh between bites. No one likes a computer of flat screen covered in bits of half-chewed desert.

So what are you waiting for? Watch the HOLIDAY SPECIAL here.

  • Happy Holidays from Maggie Lynn and Peg…

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We Have A Winner! – Christmas Book Giveaway


Book Giveaway Winner

AND WE HAVE A WINNER! Congrats to David Limer of Texas. You’re the winner of the book The Autobiography of Santa Clause! Thanks to everyone else for entering and have a very Merry Christmas!

If you want to snag your own copy of Jeff Guinn’s book, you can get if for $1.99 on Amazon here:
Merry Christmas everyone and have a great 2017! God bless you all!
– xo ❤ Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel
Author of War Machine, Vaktare of All Realms and Wings of Caligo

Dear Authors, Where Are The Introverts? | Tea Time Talk

I love introverted characters! Many of mine are, especially in the VAKTARE OF ALL REALMS SERIES. Thanks for this great point, Bookishthingsandtea!

Bookish Things and Tea

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Welcome back to another Tea Time Talk! It’s been a while, huh? So grab your tea/coffee/drink of your choice, sit back and enjoy.

Today I wanted to talk about some of my favorite things, which are protagonists and introverts. In particular, introverted protagonists. These seems to be a rare type of character, especially in YA fantasy. It’s true, you do see a few of them in contemporary, such as Cath from Fangirl, but in a contemporary setting, introverts make sense.

However, when thrown into a brand new world full magic and mythical creatures, we always see protagonists who are ready to go on an adventure and can easily bond with new people around them. So, what would happen when you chuck an introvert (who probably much rather stay home reading) into a world like this?

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Wings of Caligo Novel – Cover Art Revealed


Wings of Caligo – A Novel by Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to give another quick reveal to you. This is the brand new cover art for my upcoming fiction novel ‘Wings of Caligo.’ Can you guess which genre it is? Here’s a quick quiz for all you voracious fiction readers out there. Which genre do fairies and skin-walkers belong in? Yes, that’s it! Fantasy. Then in this case it boils down to adventure, paranormal romance… You get the idea. You’ll get all the fantasy creatures you’ve wished for, a stellar romance and an adventure you’ll never forget! Stay tuned for the release date!

  • xo Maggie Lynn ❤

For updates on when this title is released, click here.

Artwork by Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel 2016

The World In Free Fall – Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel

Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel

A World In Free Fall

The World In Free Fall
A poem 
“Cheek to cheek, sigh to sigh,
the world goes by, eye to eye.
Social media, we connect,
past behind, no retrospect.
C.E.R.N. abide, the world in fall,
control or swim, we or all.”
– Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel
copyright 2016