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A Midriff Bulge or a Sagging Middle?

One of the things I’ve noticed as a writer is the phenomenon known as the what-the-hell-is-supposed-to-happen-next syndrome, otherwise known as the missing, or the over-congested, or the oh-so-boring middle. I’ve only written 10 books, but I’ve read at least a … Continue reading

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Romancing the Heart By Author Susan Hanniford Crowley

I believe that those that write and/or read romance novels nourish their hearts every day. Love doesn’t always have to be with a special person. It could be a love of cooking. The ultimate gardener tends plants and flowers with … Continue reading

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Does the Genre Dictate the Story or the Story the Genre?

I write romance, but for a long time now I’ve been thinking about writing within a new genre. Up to this point, all but one of my eight romance novels has had a strong villain.  This has allowed me to … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Theatre

  ) It was in middle school where I found my first love all those years ago, and it wasn’t a boy, or, God forbid, one of the Beatles, but rather an extracurricular class called Acting for the Stage. As … Continue reading

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5 Secrets to A Happier Self Isolation By Author Susan Hanniford Crowley

  I put up a photo of one of my favorite flowers. The other two are wisteria and peonies. In Connecticut, lilacs bloom late in May, so it’s something to look forward to when the coronavirus has passed us by. … Continue reading

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Signing Sightings

Not exactly easy, carrying around a suitcase full of books, bookmarks, candy and other assorted swag and treats, but I do it as often as I can. What am I talking about? Book signing, of course. I’ve done quite of bit … Continue reading

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How to Make Lace Angels By Susan Hanniford Crowley

Hi Everyone, I write vampire adventure romance, so of course, I make angels. As a matter of fact, every year at Christmas time, my family makes angels. Today I am going to show you how we make our lace ones. … Continue reading

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You Are Worth It! By Susan Hanniford Crowley

There are a lot of photos of me with my long hair. There are those on Facebook showing my hair being cut into a page boy style. What you didn’t see was when I lost my hair. It fell out … Continue reading

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By Rote with Ryan: Criticism

Criticism : How to give it as a reader and take it as a writer. Raise your hand. Who here likes criticism? Be honest now. Some might enjoy giving it, but almost no one likes receiving it. Am I right? … Continue reading

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I’m Going to a Readers/Authors Conference! Preparing for October!

I love New Hampshire in the Fall. Not only is the foliage/scenery stunning but this cozy conference is fun, fun, fun. As it’s limited to how many can attend, you get to meet and talk with more people. The events … Continue reading

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