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.

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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Red Beans and Mama

Red Beans and Mama:   In South Louisiana, we love red beans and rice. People in other parts don’t quite get why we like such a strange dish, but we make no apologies. For me, red beans and rice means … Continue reading

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