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Stacy Juba
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Stacy Juba (author)
Now here's a question for you. I always tell people they don't have to enjoy reality shows to enjoy Sink or Swim, as the book starts when the show is over, but I'm just curious:

What do you think of reality TV shows? Love them? Hate them? What's your favorite show?

Leave your response to be entered in the drawing for one of 3 Smashwords downloads of Sink or Swim.
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  Suzanne Barrett (author)
I am not a fan of reality shows.
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Jo
I like reality shows. I think my favorites are Survivor and Amazing Race.
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  Stacy Juba (author)
Hope you enjoy the book, Tracey. Thanks to everyone for entering and stopping by the chat!
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Hi, Stacy. Thank you very much for the book. I've emailed you. Have a great and safe weekend.
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Stacy Juba (author)
Here's a second question. Since Twenty-Five Years Ago Today is about a newspaper in a state of transition (a small independent paper that's becoming more corporate run), how do you get your news? Do you subscribe to a daily newspaper? Do you read local weekly papers? Read newspapers on the Internet? Or do you prefer to watch the news on TV?

Post your response, and you'll be automatically entered to win one of 3 Smashwords downloads of my other book, Sink or Swim. (You'll get an entry for every comment or question you leave during my chat.)
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  Stacy Juba (author)
That's a good point, CarolAnn. As a former reporter, I can attest that you have to read what's in the newspaper with a critical eye. Sometimes reporters make mistakes that editors don't catch, and unfortunately sometimes editors slant the story to have the big page one headline - ie. they'll interview 7 people outside a convenience store and then do a big front page story on how the majority of a town feels a certain way on an issue! Almost every time I've been interviewed in a newspaper for my books, they've gotten something wrong. TV tends to sensationalize so viewers have to be careful about buying into hype, but if you're just looking for the latest news, TV pieces are short so they have less time to get it wrong.
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  CarolAnn
I prefer to watch the news on TV (BBC News) because I tend not to trust what's written in the newspapers unless I'm reading a reputable paper such as The Times or Guardian.
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  Stacy Juba (author)
Oh coupons, I love coupons, Tracey! Luckily my mom gives them all to me! That is a definite benefit of a print edition. And I love the Thanksgiving edition, with all the ads. That's a must-buy. (though usually someone else will bring it over.) You can read the Thanksgiving ads online now, but I just don't like doing that - it's much easier to flip through printed ads.
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Stacy Juba (author)
I'm back again and thought I'd give a little of my background. I started my writing career as an obit writer and editorial assistant for a small daily newspaper, and later became a reporter. This inspired Twenty-Five Years Ago Today, which is set at a newspaper.

My college major, however, was exercise science. I discovered after graduating that working in this field wasn't for me, but all's well that ends well! I worked briefly in a health club during college, and worked my health and fitness interest into Sink or Swim, which is about Cassidy Novak, a personal trainer who works at a health club (when she's not appearing on reality shows or getting stalked!)
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  Stacy Juba (author)
You sound good at math, Tracey - my weakness! I'll select the winners tonight after about 9:30 p.m. EST, when the family is settled down for the night! If anyone else wants to enter by commenting on one of my chat threads, there is a little more time.
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Tracey D
I worked as an accountant for awhile (yeah, that was my majore) but now I work in the IT field. I'd rather stay at home and read, though!
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infinitieh
I got out of the field but it did lead into what I'm doing now so it's good.
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Stacy Juba (author)
Hi everyone, thank you to The Romance Reviews for hosting my chat today! I hope you've been enjoying the Sizzling Summer Reads fun. It's a rainy day today where I am, so I could use some Sizzling Summer Reads!

I'm going to be giving away 3 Smashwords downloads of my new mystery novel with a touch of romance, Sink or Swim. To enter, all you have to do is post a comment or a question during the chat and I'll pick the winner on June 24.
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  Stacy Juba (author)
Thanks for visiting and commenting!
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mjb65
Thanks for introducing yourself here. I love a good mystery and am going to check out your website. I hope I win a copy of your book!
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  Stacy Juba (author)
Thanks, Tracey!
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Stacy Juba (author)
I'll be back in a couple hours with more about Sink or Swim, being a writer, and my free short story download. Feel free to leave me some questions to respond to when I'm back at my desk, and remember, if you leave a comment or question, you'll be entered into my drawing. I'm giving away 3 Smashwords downloads of my new release Sink or Swim.
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  Stacy Juba (author)
Thanks for reading, Tracey!
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Tracey D
Loved both the excerpt and the blurb. Thanks for sharing.
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  Stacy Juba (author)
And here is an excerpt from Sink or Swim.

Cassidy sat poised in her chair as former contestants filed onto the soundstage at WBC in New York. Together, the studio audience and television viewers had watched the recorded footage of her walking the plank. Gabriel would now interview the competitors from the inaugural season one final time. More importantly, he would announce her prize. If it erased most of her debts, then it would at least make this whole embarrassing experience worthwhile. Cassidy's heart kicked in her chest and sweat moistened her brow.

As one of her old teammates entered, her heart rate skyrocketed for a different reason. Josh Sanchioni slid into a bucket seat, carrying himself stiffer than normal in his sharp gray suit. Studio lights caught his sunbleached strawberry blonde waves, brightening the reddish gold tints. Cassidy slipped her gaze to his leather shoes. If Josh hadn't been engaged, they could have been an item. Instead, they'd been good friends until that
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Stacy Juba (author)
As part of the Spring Carnival Blog Hop Giveaways, Kate George is giving away 2 print copies of her mystery novel California Schemin' on my blog. To enter, stop by to leave a comment and your email address. Kate writes humorous mysteries in the style of Janet Evanovich. My post is at http://bit.ly/laiXa5
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I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!
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