Category Archives: Rendezvous With Collette


Having written my first book, Highlander’s Hope, without any critique partners, I know from experience just how invaluable they are. I’m convinced I would have had much less rewriting and editing if I’d had a few comrades in writing dissecting … Continue reading

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A Bit of Inspiration for 2014

I just finished scheduling posts for my blog this week. January 16, 2014 will mark the first year anniversary since I launched my new website and blog,  I guess I can’t call them new anymore. It’s been a busy … Continue reading

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Lately, I’ve been thinking quite about the whole concept of muse and inspiration. I often get asked what my inspiration is. What do I have to have around me when I’m writing? Who, or what, is my muse? A good … Continue reading

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A Chocoholic’s Take on Writing

I originally wrote this post for RomCon, but thought it would be fun to share with my Soul Mate Family too. Writing romance is like making chocolate…really. I hear the nay-sayers. What does she mean writing romance is like chocolate?  It’s … Continue reading

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What Exactly Does That Mean?

By now you’ve gotten to know me, and not only do I have an odd sense of humor, but I’m a bit of a trivia nerd.  I’m always coming across something interesting while researching for my historical.  Accuracy is extremely … Continue reading

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Editing-A Satire

I’ve often warned my readers and author friends of my sometimes odd sense of humor. After a recent round of edits on two manuscripts and numerous critique partner chapters, I started thinking how funny it would be if some of the … Continue reading

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Distractions-The Bane Of Every Writer

These past few weeks have been an insane jumble of teaching full-time, marketing, blogging, and promoting for the release of Highlander’s Hope, attempting to keep up with my housework, and still find time to workout. Oh, and spring is always … Continue reading

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Dilemmas of a Debut Author

I was so excited when I finished writing my first novel. Okay, that’s an understatement. I was as giddy as a kid at Disneyland … with a mouse ears hat … in the candy store … holding Minnie and Mickey’s … Continue reading

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True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance. ~ Alexander Pope In my other life, I’m a teacher. I cannot count the number of times I’ve heard and answered this … Continue reading

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Having Fun With A Simple Two-Letter Word

A friend emailed me this the other day, and because I’m a teacher, author, and editor, it spoke to me. Actually, it spoke to my sense of humor, especially since I’ve been told (as an editor and an author) that … Continue reading

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