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Stone and Silt
by Harvey Chute

$2.99
Kindle Edition published 2013-08-14
Bestseller ranking: 713665

Product Description
Big Al's Books & Pals 2014 Readers' Choice Awards: Young Adult Nominee

A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love....

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Messages - Denise Barker

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We had lovely seventy-degree weather in Texas on Saturday, which lured me outside to clear some deadwood among my many trees and bushes. It was the best afternoon after too many below-freezing days and nights here throughout January. I'm a summertime gal myself.

Here's to a great week, filled with sunny warm days.

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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I love my job! I get to basically read all day long. When I'm not copyediting my own writing or another author's creation, I'm reading for the pure pleasure of it or to learn more about the craft, whether fiction or nonfiction. I love finding out what works in books that keep me reading through the night.

I wish such joy for everyone who earns a living.

Have a great week!

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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Another Monday. Another week. Hope everyone has a good one!

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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Happy New Year 2018 to everyone. May we all be blessed with happiness and success and love and peace.

Denise Barker

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Merry Christmas!

Denise Barker

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Enjoy this week before Christmas. Stay safe. Have some fun. Remember to buy something for yourself.

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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On the work front, I remain busy (thank you to the wonderful authors I work with!). I'm also reading, bit by bit, through the 17CMS (released 09.05.2017) updates/changes from the previous 16CMS edition to remain current on the newest grammar rules for fiction and nonfiction US authors.

On the home front, I had three nights of below-freezing temperatures here in the DFW Metroplex. Quite a change from our sweaterless weather from days before. And I even worked in my backyard one morning for thirty minutes to remove deadwood from one tree. I have plenty more to attend to.

Hope everyone has a great week.

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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I love this time of year with all the holidays. It just makes everything ... better. People seem nicer too. I wish we could have this heightened feeling of love toward our fellow man all year long.

Here's to a great week!

Denise Barker
US Freelance Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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Hope everyone had a safe, happy and fun Thanksgiving.

Now back to work.

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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To my fellow Americans, here's to a happy and safe Thanksgiving this week.

Denise Barker

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My thoughts and prayers continue to go to Sutherland Springs, Texas. What a horrific event, caused by one seemingly psychotic individual. In a perfect world, we would all effectively self-police, each person doing the right thing. However, we are not yet capable of that as a whole. In the interim, we need to stand up to abusers and bullies of all kinds, to watch over people who need extra eyes on them, to send them to get professional help when they otherwise fall through the cracks of the system.

God bless us and keep us.

Denise Barker

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Happy November, everyone! This month kicks off many holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, and others. Hope you and yours have a wonderful season.

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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Is it Monday already? Every day is a Saturday to me as a freelancer who loves what she does. So, yes. Sometimes I don't know what day of the week it is. But that's a good thing from where I sit.

Have a great week, all.

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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Good morning, everyone. Hope you all have another great week. Loving the cool fall weather we're having here in Texas.

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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Many thanks to my gifted and prolific authors who I am blessed to work with. Keep on writing ...

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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Cooler fall weather has hit Texas, but you have to enjoy it daily as it is gone fast here.

Hope everyone has a great week.

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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How did it get to be October so soon? Ha! Yet, one of the benefits of my job is that it always feels like Saturday, where I get to do what I want and love with no dread about going back to work. Thus, I'm not really surprised to see the year flying by when I'm having this much fun.

Hope you all have a great week.

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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Sending up prayers for all those hit by the recent string of hurricanes and those still in Hurricane Maria's path and those suffering the aftermath from two devastating earthquakes in Mexico.

Denise Barker

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Hope all is well in everyone's world. Key word this week: balance. Work hard. Remember to relax, take breaks.

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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God bless us all as we remember loved ones lost on 09.11.2001.

Denise Barker

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Happy Labor Day to all. I hope everyone is enjoying a day off. I'm in the middle of a rush job, so I've gotta run.

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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My thoughts and prayers and best wishes go out to my fellow Texans along the Gulf dealing with Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.

Denise Barker

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I'm not in the direct path of the total solar eclipse here in the States today from coast to coast, but I'll be watching it online.

Have a great week, y'all.

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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Our total solar eclipse here in the States is one week away. Although I'm not directly in its path, it should be fascinating and a bit scary to watch what happens in my neighborhood and online.

Have a good week, all.

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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Happy Monday, folks. I'm still swamped with work (thank you!), so I'm checking in to wish you all a good week, and then it's back to the copyediting.

Take care.

Denise Barker
Freelance US Copy Editor
BarkerDeniseAnn@gmail.com

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