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Changing Your Outlook in Paris!

“Paris isn’t for changing planes,” Audrey Hepburn says to Humphrey Bogart in Sabrina, “it’s for changing your outlook! For throwing open the windows and letting in…letting in la vie en rose.” Watching Hepburn’s films is one way to get a … Continue reading

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By Rote with Ryan: The Importance of Pre-Writing Exercises

The mind is a muscle, and like any muscle before a work out, you want to warm it up a little. And like any muscle, if we don’t exercise and use our writing muscles regularly, we lose that creativity we … Continue reading

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I have enough material to write every day nonstop for years on end, but then I’d be missing something. I’d be missing life. Books are at most an imitation of life, sometimes a sweeter life, in my case often a … Continue reading

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Thank You to My Readers & A Contest!

It always makes my day when a reader tells me that she (or he) loves Vampire Princess of New York. It happened again yesterday. This time not only was it a reader but her mom, too! When you love a … Continue reading

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The Goddess Speaks, or, Why I Write – Elle Hill

As writers, we sometimes feel like gods. Not just of our make-believe worlds — where we decide on the parameters of existence and, if our characters and situations comply (as gods everywhere can attest, subjects don’t always do as they’re told), of … Continue reading

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Debut Life Lessons: Reflections on a Debut Year

Last week I hit my first grand author milestone (besides, you know, the one about publishing a book.) I officially hit my one-year mark of being a published author! WHEN PLANETS FALL has been on sale for an entire year. … Continue reading

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Studying French by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Hi, For those that don’t know me, I’m paranormal adventure romance author Susan Hanniford Crowley. This is Vampire Princess of New York, my second novel with Soul Mate Publishing after Vampire King of New York. I write family sagas except … Continue reading

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