Posts by T.L Mumley

The Problem with “Show Don’t Tell.”

Over the past eleven years of writing novels, I’ve learned a lot and work continuously on honing the craft. I especially appreciate the improvements I’ve made by attending weekly meetings with the Berkeley Writer’s Circle. The most frustrating law of the literary world for me, going hand-in-hand with the deep “point of view” rule I…

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Sensationalized Terrorism?

The word “terrorism” conjures up mixed emotion. On the one hand, anyone dreaming up dropping bombs or shooting down masses of innocent people anywhere certainly is a terrorist act. Yet, isn’t this what happens with war? To me, the word is an oxymoron, it has lost any meaning or fear tactic associated with it. I…

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Silicon Valley and Spies

This is a social media design I created for the sequel to Masks of Morality. The second book in my Silicon Valley Trilogy, Monster Behind the Masks, drills down to the dark money in politics that’s hidden in so many business deals across the high-tech sector. Business deals within the venture capitalist and CEO’s selling…

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Picasso and my Plot

What to my novels have in common with Pablo Picasso? Read the sequel to Masks of Morality to find out! I like to think of the sequel, Monster Behind the Masks, as the “rickety bridge” to the grand finale of this planned trilogy. The plot drills down to the dark money in politics: but I…

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Gun Violence linked to America’s Wars

Isn’t this what I’ve been saying all along? Of special note cited within this piece: “American students have much in common with victims of drone warfare.” 18+ years of nonstop wars for profit are taking a toll on American youth. Until we take guns and war OUT of our central economic impetus, it will not…

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Monster Behind the Masks (MASKS Series Book 2)

The plot thickens in the sequel Monster Behind the Masks, which drills down to the dark money in politics and how it affects every facet of everyday American society. An innocent man accused of being a terrorist in NYC. Another dead dove found with a symbolic message in blood of how we go after the forever…

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Masks of Morality (Book 1)

Has America normalized violence as a way of life? MASKS OF MORALITY is a contemporary rollercoaster about a woman who goes from a high-tech marketing executive to becoming obsessed with changing the world after becoming a mother. It’s a story of moral conscience and using positive energy in every choice we make. A message to look…

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Why I Write: A Glimpse into My Life

“Scratch a writer and you’ll find a walker.”~ Tegan Bennett I have a confession to make. Sometimes, when I write, I cry. Not out of sadness but a deep passion. I have this strong desire to make a difference and a belief that words can change the world. During my book signing at Barnes &…

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Key Chains as a Keepsake!

I ordered these adorable key chains through Etsy, Dawn Judd Creations. As you can see, they feature tiny replicas of my book cover designs with charms reflecting my Masks Series Theme. They are for my upcoming book signing (Barnes & Noble El Cerrito from 4 pm to 6 pm) I LOVE them! I only ordered…

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