Murder Audit Chapter 2: When the Snow Falls

Murder Audit Chapter 2: When the Snow Falls

I'm super excited to share Chapter 2 from my debut novel Murder Audit. Here you get to meet my protagonist, Cynthia Webber, CPA. If you missed Chapter 1, you can read it here.

Cynthia Webber stood in her dimly lit kitchen, looking out the window into the darkness. She watched the snow gently fall in the backyard which was lit only by the light at the back door. She cradled a cup of tea with both hands. The snow looked beautiful as it danced in the light. The weather reminded her of her son’s second birthday. That day, the snow had been falling for only about an hour when, Jason, knowing how much his in-laws disliked winter driving, offered to give them a ride so they could enjoy their grandson’s birthday, despite the weather.

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How My Bullet Journal Became My Writing Tracker

How My Bullet Journal Became My Writing Tracker

I love journals!

There was a time in my life when I seemed to collect them because they were pretty. I never really used them but I liked having them! Weird, right?! If you’ve been following my blog, then you know I purchased a journal that I didn’t write in for 20 years! I was scared. I’m not sure why. It’s not like I would be sharing my journal with anyone. It was just for me.

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What Does My Accountant Need to Do My Taxes?

What Does My Accountant Need to Do My Taxes?

Like many questions to do with taxes, the answer depends on a number of things. I’m going to assume that if you’re asking this question, you’ve never worked with an accountant before. So, what does your accountant need to do your taxes? The information your accountant requires falls into two categories: general information all taxpayers are required to provide to their accountants and information specific to your unique tax situation.

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Your Author Business: How Being an Author is the Same as Running a Business

Your Author Business: How Being an Author is the Same as Running a Business

Now that I’ve been immersed in author life for the past year or so, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend: not all authors consider themselves to be running a business. This can have detrimental effects on their book sales and net profit.

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Murder Audit Chapter 1: A Late Night

Murder Audit Chapter 1: A Late Night

It was New Year’s Eve and Jim Dunn, Controller of Prairie Pipeline Co., had no plans. He rubbed his eyes as he glanced up at the clock on the wall of his office. It was almost 7:00 pm, and while this would be an early night for him, he was ready to call it quits. He had been working late hours getting ready for Prairie Pipeline Company’s annual financial statement audit, and he wanted to make sure everything was in order for tomorrow’s inventory count. Although he had met with the audit manager, Cynthia Webber, several weeks ago, he felt it was important he was at the office bright and early on inventory day.

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Why I Stopped Writing for 20 Years

Why I Stopped Writing for 20 Years

Yes, you read that correctly - I stopped writing for 20 years! If you’ve been to my homepage then you might be wondering how I can say writing is my passion if I stopped writing for 20 years. I didn’t stop writing altogether. I still wrote things for school and work but I stopped writing for myself. I stopped having fun with writing.

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How to Find Your Zone of Genius so You Can Adore Your Life

How to Find Your Zone of Genius so You Can Adore Your Life

Guest post by Kayla Brissi, Spiritual Life Coach and Business Strategist

"People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it." - Simon Sinek

Making your business stand out is easier than you might think. You can do so by working within your zone of genius.

What is your zone of genius?

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3 of the Best Books to Teach Your Kids About Money

3 of the Best Books to Teach Your Kids About Money

Money, money, money! It seems like it’s on everyone’s minds all the time. But did you know that many parents would rather talk to their kids about sex than money? Money has become such a taboo topic these days. I knew I wanted to start teaching my kids about money as soon as possible but I wasn’t sure how to start. When I don’t know how to explain things to my kids, I turn to books. Here are three of my favorite books to teach kids about money.

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