The Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (crazy) train is back, with Author/Twitter King/Master Media Manipulator Andrew Shaffer in charge. Good thing I asked him to guest back when he had a spare hour or so on his hands, far before he became, um, highly interested in the 50 Shades of Gray hullabaloo. If you haven’t had a chance to read his clever dissection, 51 Shades, you should do so. If you haven’t heard his stories about Marilyn Manson and high school in Iowa, well, that makes me happy….

Today, I enter the ranks of the published. (Please, allow me my SQUEE moment.) My critique partner, Karen Stivali, and I are extremely proud of Long-Distance Lovers and are excited to have it out there in the world. Funny, but my last read-thru held just as much satisfaction as the many before it. My pulse raced when Tim and Jenna had their first kiss, I giggled when Tim sat mesmerized by Jenna eating a cannoli, my chest ached when things went wrong, and of course, my heart made all…

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