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2019: Year in Review

2019 has been intense: I landed six new clients, a few thanks to one of the Web Developers I work with, and others from various networking events I attended.

In January, I was diagnosed with a Basal Cell Carcinoma on my right cheek; Mohs Surgery followed in June, and then too many Cortisone Shots for bump near my nose.

Writing-wise, it wasn’t my most prolific year. My story, “Winter Wonderland” appeared in April Grey’s anthology, Hell’s Highway. I’ll endeavor to do better in 2020!

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Amazon Disappoints, Twice

I got some of Amazon Gift Cards recently, so I placed two separate orders; both arrived late to my local Amazon Locker. I requested a refund for one order that was over a week late; complicating things, I got a text this morning that my item was finally ready for pickup…I can’t accept it, since I already have the refund. Argh!!

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Just Finished a Three Week Gig

Things have slowed down with my clients, much to my dismay, so I got a three week temp. job through an agency. I haven’t worked onsite in an office for 10 years, so there was a bit of a learning curve—they had a PC in the office—I use a MAC at home, so I had to learn all of the shortcuts. I do a lot for my clients: social media, updates, Photoshop, and SEO. In the office where I worked, each of those jobs were held by three different people…

To be honest, I wouldn’t mind working part-time in another office, it’s nice to have actual co-workers…

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Hell's Highway Release Day

Would you stop for a hitchhiking clown? Go to a diner where the coffee is literally endless?
Sled with Mother Nature?

Sixteen Terrifying Tales of Travels by Oliver Baer, A.J. Bartholomew, Ed
Cardillo, Mark Cassell, V. Peter Collins, Tom Connair, Teel James Glenn,
Amy Grech, Carol Gyzander, Rayne Hall, Joe Kennedy, Phillip T. Stephens,
Pamela Turner, Steven Van Patten, and Jake T.S. Wryte.

Check out Hell's Highway on Smashwords also on Kindle, and in paperback.



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Hell's Highway: Cover Reveal

Would you stop for a hitchhiking clown?
Go to a diner where the coffee is literally endless?
Sled with Mother Nature?

Sixteen Terrifying Tales of Travels by Oliver Baer, A.J. Bartholomew, Ed
Cardillo, Mark Cassell, V. Peter Collins, Tom Connair, Teel James Glenn,
Amy Grech, Carol Gyzander, Rayne Hall, Joe Kennedy, Phillip T. Stephens,
Pamela Turner, Steven Van Patten, and Jake T.S. Wryte.

Check out Hell's Highway on Smashwords!



moscot, : eye glasses, zeiss

Shaking Some Trees

As a full time Freelancer, I know it’s all about the hustle—I’ll shake some trees—follow up with clients I haven’t heard from recently, and sometimes, I’ll get nothing for my trouble; other times, I’ll be met with a steady stream of leaves (money), thanks to happy client referrals!

Lately, it’s been leaves, far as the eye can see…

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Just Call me G

My first name is too popular; a couple of months ago, I got the wrong drink at Starbucks because another Amy nabbed my order and I got hers…They made good, issuing a credit for a free drink. Now, when I order, I just go by G. Problem solved!

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Amazon Locker Convert

Since UPS leaves deliveries from Amazon in front of my building in Brooklyn if I’m not home, I gave Amazon Locker at my local Rite Aid a try. I received a code via email when my box arrived and I was able to pick it up at 9:00 p.m. last night on my way home from Manhattan. After I entered the code on the screen, the locker that contained my box popped open. Quick and hassle-free!