#MeToo

#MeToo (sigh)

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Have you seen this hashtag?

#MeToo

It’s trending on Twitter and being shared widely on Facebook. What is it? There are a few variations, but for the most part, women are being asked to copy and paste this status to highlight how prevalent sexual abuse is against women in our society.

“Me too… If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem. Please copy/paste.”

(Also, if a woman doesn’t type “me too” as her status, it doesn’t mean that she didn’t want to. And just because she did say it, doesn’t mean she wants to talk about it.)

I’ve talked about this subject before this hashtag started showing up. I’ve talked with my friends, my colleagues, on social media, and with my family. And yet…I’m shocked that so many people don’t…

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Behind the curtain, one more time.

  Um, yeah - let me take off all of these hats: indie author publisher project manager CEO / CFO admin professional marketing department personnel coach content developer editor writer ...oh yeah, and my wig (lol). Whew. Okay, here we go.   Hi. My name is Dana Ellington. You're reading a blog post on one [...]

Another Glimpse Behind the Curtain…

Read a lengthy article via one of my favorite blogs (Ends and Beginnings) not too long ago (click HERE).  By the end of the article, my fear, mistrust, and sadness rose to the highest levels they've been since elementary school when the TV mini-series Roots aired (1977) and sparked racial tension at school  I was ten years old [...]

Howlidays: Read a New Book Month

And yet another book baby!! This one, a light hearted book featuring my favorite dog, Choppy. We could all use a laugh, and Choppy’s bringing them in full force in ‘her’ new book, Corny Dog Jokes!

Travels with Choppy

Do you know what book I think would make a great book to read for Read a New Book Month? How about Corny Dog Jokes?

Check it out on Amazon! (It’s free right now with Kindle Unlimited!)

Or on Create Space!

We hope you enjoy the book!

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Book Announcement and Cover Reveal – Down with the Underdogs (Down and Out Books)

Another book ‘baby’ is on the way by the talented writer, Ian Truman. Yay!!

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Fall is a busy literary season so I want to get the news out ahead of the few events I’ll be attending in the coming weeks because I expect to be swamped with work,

I am really happy to present to the world the cover for Down with the Underdogs, a D’Arcy Kennedy mystery.

Ian Truman - Down with the Underdogs web

The follow-up to 2016’s Grand Trunk and Shearer is set to be released Mid 2018 (for now) on indie powerhouse Down and Out books. The novel is currently at the editing stage in the insanely capable hands of underground legends John McFetridge and Peter Rozovsky.

I would like to take a moment to thank Eric Campbell for believing in my work enough to support the expansion of the D’Arcy Kennedy world into an ongoing series I can be proud to write. Thank you.

Until then, you can always get Grand Trunk and Shearer HERE or meet…

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Excuse me, do you have a minute?

Sitting here bracing for tropical storm Irma and of course, working on my business. This morning I've got my business owner hat on and am working on some to-do's for the lifestyle coaching I do via The Next Chapter. If you've got a minute (and I didn't send you the survey link via email), please [...]

Long Weekend – goodnight.

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Getting Ready for Her Debut

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Once Upon a Time I was Falling in Love…

But now I'm only falling apart.  There's nothing I can say... Yeah, so not the best picture you'll see today (or ever) of the eclipse, but one I'm proud to say I captured with my cell phone whilst standing in the parking lot at my job. We only got the barest of darkness here but [...]