Category Archives: Belle’s Best Bytes

Seven Books I Wish I’d Written

I’ve read thousands of books and loved so many of them. However, I thought I’d share seven of them with you. Not necessarily my absolute favorites, but books worthy of your time. I review books as well as write them, … Continue reading

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What is Romance Suspense?

When I decided to tackle the romance/suspense genre I had no idea where it would take me. I didn’t know anything about creating stories that not only had to satisfy a romantic ideal but needed to weave a tapestry of … Continue reading

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The Unintended Consequences of Divorce

I thought I’d have a little fun today. So many serious things to contend with. I decided to whip up a little recipe for laughter. Is there anything funnier than life? All of us have experienced the devastation (sometimes joy) … Continue reading

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How Thick Does an Author’s Skin Need to Be

It’s times like these that an author would do well to grow a thick skin, perhaps something like that of a rhinoceros, or better yet a porcupine. Something that protects from the barbs, and sharpened teeth of a mad, frothing at the mouth, rabid reader. Continue reading

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Love & Romance

As a romance author I am especially fond of the month of February and the glorification of all we hold dear. Love is in the air, although it’s in the air twelve months a year and twenty-four hours a day … Continue reading

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The Power of Music

There is nothing that inspires me more in my writing than music. I can be suffering from writer’s malaise, or even a failing of words or ideas, but when I hear the words of certain songs, something happens. I’m suddenly … Continue reading

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An Author’s Journey

Sometimes the direction of your life leads you astray from your passions, and then, inexplicably, those same forces bring you face-to-face with your demons. For me and my nom de plume Belle Ami, such was the case. Marriage and children … Continue reading

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