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All About Cassondra Murray

Cassondra Murray has two life mantras. The first is how hard can it be? Never afraid to take on something new, her sordid career track has including event planning, Search & Rescue dog handling, photojournalism, songwriting and beekeeping. The one thing she’s done consistently since age 11 is write.

She lives with her husband in Southern Kentucky farmland amid grain fields and cows, where she juggles two dogs, five cats, one hive of honeybees and a smack-talking crow. She writes suspense and futuristic romance, and tries hard to avoid the homemade cake on the counter, since her second life mantra is, Life is uncertain…eat dessert first.

If it’s a water gun duel or truck nuts, Cassondra considers it fair game for a blog. So if you see her watching, be careful! You could end up in a post on

February Bandit Booty!

Thank you all so much for hanging out with us and partying in celebration of our latest reinvention! I’ve got booty to give away for THREE blogs this month. BLOG 1— This was our Reinvention announcement blog from February 2nd. The winner will get the following: From Cassondra–a surprise package including 2 books, conference swag, and a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card From Kate–A signed copy of A High End Finish From Jeanne–A Starbucks mug and a coffee card From Dianna Love–A Slye Temp e-book box set (Amazon or B&N account required) The winner from Feb 2nd is…..Deb! Blog
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Welcome to Honey Bend

When I was a little girl, my grandmother, MotherGrant, had a huge garden. She and DaddyMike grew all the veggies they’d use for the entire year. But that veggie garden was about survival. It was not about joy. In the afternoons, after the other garden work was done, MotherGrant would spend a little time every day on her knees, on the outside of the garden fence, weeding and tending her flowers. MotherGrant’s flower garden ran all the way down the edge of the veggie garden, in a glorious pile of colors and shapes, from the humble violet to the bawdy
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The Faux Cinderella~Growing Pains of a Goth Chick Writer

It’s probably no surprise to any of you. I’m guessing it was a surprise only to me. Let’s backtrack here. You see…Owls are my favorite birds.  Odd for that one in the photo to be out in the daytime…hmmm. Most of my clothes are black. I’ve never minded the whole “sleeping in a coffin” persona because it fit. If I had no alarm clock, my natural creative cycle would run from about seven in the evening until about three in the morning. So I work as many—or more–hours as the next person. I just work when the sun is sleeping.
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