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1 /April/ 2017

No new Starfire column this month

1 /April/ 2017

How to Convert Your Properly Formatted WORD document into eBook Formats

“Several years ago when I decided to take back the reins and start publishing my own books, I needed help. I had never formatted my own eBooks (or print books) and I was grateful when my longtime mentor and critique partner, Morgan Blaze, came to my rescue. ...” More »

What They Say

“Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.”
― William S. Burroughs


Mary O’Gara, Ph.D., CVACC.

Mary O'Gara

Mary O’Gara is a financial astrologer and certified life/creativity coach who work with writers, artists and small business owners. Location and relocation questions are an important part of her work with small businesses. She lives in Albuquerque, NM, and consults internationally by phone and teleconference.


Aaron Paul Lazar

Aaron Paul Lazar

Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. A bestselling Kindle author of 22 books, including three addictive mystery series, writing books, and a new love story, Aaron enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his website at and watch for his upcoming release, UNDER THE ICE. Aaron has won over 18 book awards for his novels and finds writing to be his form of "cheap therapy." Feel free to connect with him on Facebook or his website; he loves to connect with readers.

Contact Aaron at aaron(dot)lazar(at)


Starfire - Astrology
by Dr. Mary O'Gara, a writer and spiritual life coach from New Mexico







Illustration © 2007 A.M. Scott


March 2017 - When Life Gets Chaotic....
February 2017 - Behind the Scenes: The Presidency without Politics
January 2017 - 2017: New Year with Old Baggage
December 2016 - It’s the Not-So-Stupid Economy
November 2016 - Finding the Elusive Small Business Chart
October 2016 - An Election Too Close to Call?
September 2016 - Saturn’s Final Square to Neptune
August 2016 - Yikes!  I’m Alone with My Own Chart!
July 2016 - Will the Real Hillary Clinton Please Show Up?
June 2016 - Is Neptune’s Fog Hiding the Real Issues in Your Life This Summer?
May 2016 - Double Retrograde: Mercury and Mars

by Aaron Paul Lazar, author of the LeGarde Mystery Series.










Illustration © 2006 GinELF


April 2017 - How to Convert Your Properly Formatted WORD document into eBook Formats
March 2017 - Thanks, Downton Abbey, for Making Me a Murderer
February 2017 - Audiobooks — how to get your novels into ACX, part II
January 2017 - What Scares You?
December 2016 - The Dreaded Synopsis
November - Writing From The Heart
October 2016 - How to Help Budding Authors (without killing their spirits)
September 2016 - Audiobookshow to get your novels into ACX, part I
August 2016 - Practical Advice for Writers
July 2016 - Blogging – what’s the big deal?
June 2016 - Dialog Tags and Action Beats
May 2016 - Are All Writers Egoists?



Voodoo Summer (LeGarde Mysteries Book 11)
Available now at

VOODOO Summer by Aaron Paul Lazar