Category Archives: Calling On Carole!

Setting the Mood for Christmas with Highland Romance

This is my last SMP author blog for 2022. I haven’t been able to keep up with my writing, for this blog or otherwise, over the past few months. Despite, my new urban fantasy release Boulevard of Bad Spells and … Continue reading

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Not Writing? No Worries!

Without a doubt the pandemic has, at the very least, led to opportunities to try out new ways of doing things. So it’s time for “The Brief Fling,” “The Reward Break,” “The Pause Before the Finish Line,” and “The True Rest.” Continue reading

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Writing Milestones: 2020 to 2022

While I was otherwise occupied, readers were looking to escape into fiction and I am grateful for their support. Continue reading

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Parking Meters: A Twenty Year Flashback to 9/12/2001

I will never forget the unimaginable loss, The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and the lowly parking meter, forever linked in my memory. Continue reading

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Happy Book Birthday to The Widow’s Walk

Even the most mundane experience or encounter can lead to inspiration for a plot, or a character, or a scene. Continue reading

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Spring Awakening

The other night I found a duplicate device charge on the family mobile bill. I contacted customer service, and they told me that the charge was for a phone that had been shipped March 20, 2020 and not activated or … Continue reading

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Just When You Think The Book is Done…

The euphoria of finishing a novel, which for me is generally a yearlong process, fades quickly when the editing starts. I thought I’d overcome the perils of being a panster (rather than a plotter) by working with a developmental editor. … Continue reading

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On The Cusp of A New Year: Part Two-The Way Forward: All Hands On Deck So Roll Up Your Sleeves

As promised, this is the second of two posts. The last was a recap of the events of 2020 through my eyes as as nurse practitioner/midwife and and author of both fiction and non fiction. Two weeks after my last … Continue reading

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On The Cusp of A New Year: Part One-Reminiscence and Prognostication

But for sure, we can all say that none amongst us could have predicted that 2020 would unravel the way it did. Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

If there was ever a year to test one’s resilience 2020 is it. Last winter, my seasonal affective disorder was particularly recalcitrant, compounded by a large number of patients during late January and February with what I termed a “really … Continue reading

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