Category Archives: Women’s Fiction

Channeling Nora

Every voracious reader, including those of romance, has their favorite authors. Genres. Heat levels and writing styles. And what choices we have! Romance novels, with all their various genres and subgenres, can be had in whatever length we prefer, from … Continue reading

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Multiple Personality Disorder—or Pen Names

I am often asked this question: “All of your nonfiction (magazine features, essays, memoir) were published under your real name. Why did you choose to write fiction under a pseudonym?” It’s a simple answer, and yet quite a complex one. … Continue reading

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Martinis for Mermaids

When Barbara Davies (protagonist of Between Land and Sea and The Coming of Arabella) decided to spend a month in Sedona, she hoped the breathtaking scenery would provide enough distractions from her problems. She was pleasantly surprised when the layers … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: What Do Authors Learn From Reviews? by Emelle Gamble

I once taught a business English class in Mobile, Alabama and stumbled across a simple but often overlooked definition of Communication in the textbook. Speaker’s words ————————–>  Listener’s ears Listener’s feedback to speaker ————————–> Speaker’s ears Speaker <———–Same Information————–> Listener … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Connie and Jamie

Since it’s the very first day of 2013, and everyone is filled with resolutions and hope for the coming 364, we thought this might be a great time to talk about aspirations and crowd source with readers about goals. And … Continue reading

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Cynthia’s in the House! Please Welcome Cynthia Racette, Author of WINDSWEPT!

SMP:  Cynthia, welcome! Tell us all about you! What would you most like your readers to know? CYNTHIA:  My husband, Dick, and I are retired, except for my writing. We moved to Buffalo to be near our two daughters and … Continue reading

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Lisa’s in the House! Please Welcome Lisa D. Ellis, Author of FINDING LILY!

  SMP:  Lisa, welcome! Tell us all about you! What would you most like your readers to know? LISA:  I am a journalist by trade so I have had a unique chance over the years to see and hear from … Continue reading

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