Author Archives: The Bodywork Exchange Frederick

About The Bodywork Exchange Frederick

The Bodywork Exchange Frederick offers a wide variety of mind-body-spirit healing services for both men and women. We offer a range of holistic methods of massage, bodywork, and energy work in a relaxing, downtown setting.

The Legacy of Grandmothers

Grandmothers play a big role in my fiction. They are feisty, strong, wise women who always speak their mind. They always support the heroine and always tell her like it is. They’ve been women who epitomize the word character, in … Continue reading

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Change is Not a Four Letter Word

Change is an important part of the cycle of life. So why does it still catch us so off guard when it happens? I’m not sure if it’s because it’s almost spring here in the mid-Atlantic states or if there’s … Continue reading

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Top 20 Ways to Make Your Romance Hero A Sexy Alpha Guy

Ever wonder how to make your beta hero alpha in your current romance novel manuscript? Wonder no more. Continue reading

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A Writer’s Tribute to Dad: The 5 Invaluable Lessons My Dad Taught Me

The heart-felt flurry of posts on Facebook this past Sunday for fathers on Father’s Day reminded me how fortunate I am to still have my own dad around. As an author, I find the tools my dad gave me over … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of The Muse

Often, as writers, we think of the muse as “other” or something apart from ourselves. I’d argue that she’s always present. There to be coaxed out to play. Join me today as I ponder the muse. The creative muse is … Continue reading

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The Rock Star Effect

So who doesn’t love rock stars? In this day and age, they come in all genres of music. Whether it’s pop music, country music, rap, hip hop, new age, etc. What draws us to rock stars? They’re larger than life. … Continue reading

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Some Like It Hot!

My erotic romance novella, The Dom of My Heart, comes out in the erotic romance anthology Hot Encounters from Soul Mate Publishing on February 26, and I couldn’t be more excited. (Big Cheesy Grin). The cover is gorgeous. See for … Continue reading

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The Happiest Season of All … 5 Ways to Catch the Holiday Spirit

The Holiday Season puts a lot of pressure on moms and dads to get it right. It can be a tough time of year. From the tree decorations to finding that perfect gift for every family member, we’ve got a tough … Continue reading

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Captivating Contemporaries

As a writer of contemporary romance, I’m always reading within my genre to learn from the current greats, to figure out the craft and to make my own stories even better. Besides, I was a reader long before I ever … Continue reading

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Top 20 Ways to Make Your Romance Hero a Sexy Alpha Guy

In the month of August, I took a hiatus from writing. I knew my life would be crazy this past month with increased time and responsibilities required at the day job plus the added stress of getting my first son … Continue reading

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