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Hyphema won the Dec 9, 2011 Friday Book Cover Vote on the Shades of Love website & was recommended in the book Summer Reading: 2012 Blue Ribbon Selection published by the Ewen Prime Co.   EMSWorld posted about Final Sin & Hyphema.

Hyphema: Bleeding in the eye caused by trauma… Matt Garratti, a paramedic from New York, moves his wife and son to North Carolina to work at his dream job as a flight medic. Pakistani born Sudah, his wife, receives frosty stares and insensitive comments from their new neighbors… Matt wonders if he is pursuing his dream or bringing his family into a nightmare from which they may never wake.

Final Sin was an Honorable Mention in the Fiction Category of the 2010 NY Book Festival & a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee.  EMSWorld posted about Final Sin & Hyphema.

Deputy Sherriff Commander Jake Carson has his hands full… investigation of a brutal multiple homicide, a troubled son and a vindictive ex-wife. He meets young, free-spirited paramedic Julie Jennings. When Julie becomes the subject of an obsession, it puts both of them in danger.

Bartlett’s Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard Johnson’s Top Ten Reads for 2009

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Bartlett’s Rule shares the story of Lon and Paige’s love affair; a romance filled with hardship, emotion, danger and triumph. Falling in love was never the challenge; being there for each other, knowing just what to say and making it work is the real test. Paige and Lon are real; they are human, they cry and they laugh. Paige has to learn to trust. Lon has to learn to be patient.

A Chaunce of Riches was Winner of D. Renee Bagby’s readers’ choice for The Best Overall First Chapter, April 2010

Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for a rich widow and her kid, but he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most. Damn it all, he still wanted her. Samantha Chaunce never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man instead of Ben. Or that her husband had been murdered… and Ben was the prime suspect.

60+ Days to LIVE, BREATHE, & WRITE Writer’s Book Selected as Writer’s Groups ‘Textbook’

60+ Live, Breath & Write
Chelle Cordero’s experience as both a multi-published novelist and long-term freelance journalist, in addition to her successful Kindle Blog, Living, Breathing, Writing, will give you information and ideas… activities to spark your imagination, ‘up’ your writing game, develop your skills, and guide you through the business of writing and being a writer…

Karma Visited was featured in USA Today – Happy Ever After – Nov. 7, 2013
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Do you believe in karma? Annie Furman has a gift that allows her, while she sleeps, to visit people in their time of need — but who will be there for her when she needs help? Undersheriff Dave Turner is investigating a series of home invasions and homicides. He has no idea that solving this case will lead him to the woman of his dreams.

Living, Breathing, Writing [Kindle Edition]

All about writing and being a writer

 

Kindle blogs are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so you can read them even when you’re not wirelessly connected. And unlike RSS readers which often only provide headlines, blogs on Kindle give you full text content and images, and are updated wirelessly throughout the day.

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here is a recent sample post from this weekly lesson:

When Life Gets in Your Way

We live in a world of constant distractions, some necessary in our lives and some from our own idle invention. There is a oft-read humorous story about a woman who starts her day with a “plan” but as she moves through her day she finds things she also “should do”. At the end of the day her car is unwashed, her bills aren’t paid, her lawn isn’t watered, she can’t find her car keys and the TV remote is missing. She was busy all day and yet never got anything she planned to do done.
Many of us start out the same way and writers with their vivid imaginations and the ability to throw ourselves into a world of make-believe are certainly prone to the unintentional procrastination. Freelance writers working from “home” have added temptations and distractions.
How often has a terrific idea flitted through your mind and you’ve thought “one day I’ll get this written down in book form”, yet the day never seems to come. Instead you sit at your computer intending to start that inevitable best seller and first stop to check your email and Facebook, and wander from there to Twitter and Google.
By the time you’ve finished your surfing, your best friend calls and you take the time to chat. Then you remember to throw a load in the washer and you grudgingly remove the clean laundry from the dryer which of course now must be folded. Finally the kids are home from school and the house is no longer work conducive.
Where did your day go?
Here are a few things you can do to help increase your productivity: Schedule your work hours and actually GO TO WORK in a designated spot; it can be a separate room, a specific corner, a desk that is used ONLY for work, or even an easy chair IF you can control a mindset that you are there to work. Make a list of the things you must get done FOR WORK. Any to-do list that involves housework, social engagements, doctor’s appointments and family commitments should be kept separate.
Next assign a time allowance for each of the more mundane tasks such as 30-minutes to check and respond to emails and give a cursory look at Facebook and Twitter (Freelancers especially should not ignore the internet altogether since this is a major way for clients to reach you). In planning your work, if you really are more productive during the night, then work at night and sleep during the day – but still work by a schedule.
If you have a second phone or cell phone, use one only for important family communication during the work day and put an answer machine on the other to avoid wasting time with annoying telemarketers or chatty neighbors. Some of the things you might want to schedule into your workday might  be specific writing time for assignments and deadlines, research time, submitting new queries, and composing blogs.
Allow a large portion of time for free-writing which you can use if necessary to meet a deadline or simply to finally get that great story on paper. Don’t forget to schedule a lunch break and a time to end your workday. There may be times you’ll want to “bring your work home with you” but don’t let it happen too often or you’ll feel guilty for stealing family and personal time.
Schedule household chores on your days off just like any 9-to-5’er. You are WORKING and do not have to excuse your determination to get through the workday. Others just have to understand it. While unexpected emergencies will crop up in every one’s life and throw schedules out the proverbial window, don’t allow neighbors to use you to provide frequent day care or collect deliveries while they commute to work.
Stick to your schedule, record the work you did and check off each task you finish. You’ll find a pattern and make only the modifications you need and at the end of the day you will have that gratifying feeling of accomplishment.
Writing exercise:  Free write a crowded scene such as a bar at happy hour, a sub way car during rush hour or a store during a holiday sale. Use only your senses to describe the setting and action, what you see, hear, smell and touch.
Writing prompt:  Write 2-3 sentences starting with: (1) “I was walking down the street when suddenly I saw …”; (2) “I could swear I locked my car door last night, but this morning…”; (3) “The last time I was in prison I…”

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Author in Residence December 26, 2009

By J. B. Naylor

Having Chelle Cordero’s blog on my Kindle is like having an author here in residence with me. She gives inspiration, motivation, and best of all, practical advice and solutions. I love the “writing exercises” she offers at the end of each blog, as well as the “writing prompts”. I’ve already used them myself and with my 6th grade writing class!

Living, Breathing, Writing: A Lesson A Day
by Chelle Cordero

It’s an all new and improved edition! Based on the weekly Kindle Amazon blog http://bit.ly/pILcG  This e-book contains a full month of lessons and plenty of writing exercises. And right now it is at the introductory discounted price of $5.99!

“Having Chelle Cordero’s blog on my Kindle is like having an author here in residence with me. She gives inspiration, motivation, and best of all, practical advice and solutions. I love the ‘writing exercises’ she offers at the end of each blog, as well as the ‘writing prompts’.” ~J.B. Naylor

And now, Kindle owner or not, writers are able to get in on the fun and active lessons from the Kindle Blog—Living, Breathing, Writing, by Chelle Cordero.

Welcome to a complete month of lessons about the craft of writing and being a writer. In the BONUS Section of this book you’ll find more than 50 brain-starting exercises to help you get those words on paper.

These short lessons and activities have been previously published as part of the acclaimed Amazon Kindle blog Living, Writing, Breathing available by subscription for Kindle owners, and consistently in the Top 100, for just 99₵ a month.

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Living, Breathing, Writing is filled with weekly articles about writing, tips, trends, methods. Imagine a weekly writers’ workshop and the convenience of your Kindle!”
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