Category Archives: Soul Mate Publishing

YORKIES AND THE FINE ART OF PATIO SITTING by DE ANN SMALLWOOD

I am a genuine, certified, patio sitter. I hit the patio at 6:00am or earlier, coffee cup in hand, and work at planting myself there throughout the day. I am committed to my craft. My patio sitting work day lasts … Continue reading

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A Few Of My Favorite Things: Cynics and Dreamers

Long before I started writing romance, I was (and still am) an avid romance reader.  I’d like to share some of my favorite elements from romance novels and the reasons why I think they work so well. Lately I’ve found … Continue reading

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Writing the Book of Your Heart

As writers, we’re told not to write to the market, but to write what we know, what we love. It’s safer, they say, because markets change quickly. What’s popular today might have waned by the time our book comes out. … Continue reading

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Beach Read: Vampire Princess of New York by Susan Hanniford Crowley

I love going to the beach, where I collect shells, and sit under an umbrella.  Today I bring up Vampire Princess of New York as a chosen beach read. It is available in Kindle ebook and also in Kindle Unlimited. … Continue reading

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Writing Through Stress… Summer

It feels weird to feel “normal” again. No masks in our state if your vaccinated. (though there are some places I will wear it, because…eww) The new normal is weird and stressful, but it’s also okay. We took a trip … Continue reading

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Alpha Males in Fiction:

I recently stumbled across two articles on the subject of the Alpha Male. One was very scholarly and the other a blog-type post. What struck me was how much both had in common, and I realized that I had written … Continue reading

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It’s in My Bones

Never discuss religion or politics at a family gathering. That common-sense rule took on a greater urgency in recent years as the nerves and anger level in the country percolated upward. In a time of tribes and divisions the last … Continue reading

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Gratitude – An attitude I needed to revisit.

I am truly grateful for Dr. Katy, a dedicated veterinarian who took my chestnut, Lance, from the scary photo of him lying down, to the peaceful photo below of him grazing with a buddy. When the hot weather hit (high … Continue reading

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The ever shrinking TV universe

In my day job I am part of a team that does what we call “window management.” Basically, what window management involves is tracking a title released or acquired by my company through its various first “windows” (theatrical, EST, Home … Continue reading

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Not So Perfect

It is interesting to give some thought to the physical aspects of a character. We have become accustomed to heroes and heroines looking perfect, with bulging muscles and flawless skin. So many movies demand of their actor’s perfection in face … Continue reading

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