Author Archives: viola62

About viola62

I am a teacher by day and a writer by night. I live in New Orleans with my loving husband and write historical fiction, mysteries, and contemporary romance. New Orleans is frequently a character in the book, but I also traverse continents in my quest to bring my characters to life.

Reasons to be Thankful

Reasons to be Thankful:   Many of my friends on social media have started listing their reasons to be thankful.  I liked the idea and followed suit. Producing novels as a published author is one of my many blessings.  As … Continue reading

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A Cross Continental Love Story

A Cross Continental Love Story:   I wasn’t sure when the inspiration for today’s blog would hit me.  In fact, I was coming up dry until I realized that this blog would post on John Lennon’s birthday.  Not only was … Continue reading

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Heroism and Courage

Heroism and Courage:   This week, Sen. John McCain died. Journalists, colleagues, friends, and adversaries of the senator have written extensively about his accomplishments.  While I didn’t support him in the 2008 election, I always admired his dedication to country … Continue reading

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Vacation and the Writer’s Mind

Vacation and the Writer’s Mind:   My hubby and I are on vacation in California. We were in gorgeous San Francisco, taking in the sites and enjoying the nightlife.  My husband worked there many years ago, and it’s been great … Continue reading

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Why Romance?

Why Romance?   Many people have analyzed and studied why people—particularly women—love romance. Why do many of us read romance when so many marriages and relationships end in divorce or plain unhappiness? I’ve thought about this issue as well, and I … Continue reading

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Characters that Won’t Let Me Sleep

Characters That Won’t let Me Sleep   I’ll be editing the sequel to From Ice Wagon to Clubhouse: The Life of Jude Mooney soon. I didn’t plan to write a sequel. My previous historical novel, Love at War, had been an amazing … Continue reading

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Finding My Soul Mate during an Irish Concert in a German Haus

Finding My Soul Mate during an Irish Concert in a German Haus Hurricane Isaac ravished the Gulf Coast in 2012. Luckily, New Orleans was largely spared, but my house was not. After returning from the shelter of my cousin’s house … Continue reading

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