Category Archives: Romance

A WhirlWind Fall!

Autumn certainly has blown into my life with a whoosh this year! We left on September 30th for a two-week vacation in Florida from our home in Massachusetts. One week in Tampa, and the other lying on the beach in … Continue reading

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The Sarcastic Marriage Succeeds

I recently read an article that implied (at least that’s how I read it) that sarcasm was bad for a marriage. That in fact, it was a factor that could potentially lead to divorce. (As an aside, one could argue … Continue reading

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Reading/Signing/Panels at Confluence in Pittsburgh with Susan Hanniford Crowley

There’s nothing more exciting than a box of a new print edition! It’s coming with me to Pittsburgh. Being a paranormalist, I can be at romance as well as science fiction and fantasy conferences. Today is Saturday at Confluence in … Continue reading

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When Good Cliches Go Bad

“You, sir, are a masher and a cad!” “Who shall hold me responsible for being beguiled by such a nymph?” “Yeah, well, your approach really threw me for a loop.” “You’re in the major leagues now, fair maiden.” Er, what? Imagine you’re reading a romance novel set in a place and time that requires a […]

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Mardi Gras and…Coping

It’s the height of Mardi Gras season. Endless parties and parades. Paczki and king cakes. Decorations and costumes, drinking and eating in excess, all in the name of a six-week long holiday. The one time of year when purple, green, … Continue reading

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Besieging the Boundaries

Can you define the difference between between genre and literary fiction? I can’t believe I spent over $50,000 on an MFA in Creative Writing and found I could not. I was recently invited to sit on a Revision Panel by a … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Sex (cough)

Since my last blog for SMP (Insta-Love) addressed the same subject, I will qualify this entry, same general subject, as “additional research” (ahem). As authors, we all come to realize—quickly—that book reviews are as individual as are readers. Some will … Continue reading

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