Category Archives: Writing

In the market for hope

I had a new book come out this month which is always a fun event as an author, though this is not the easiest time for a celebration. I’m a firm believer in the power of story and that my … Continue reading

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A Midriff Bulge or a Sagging Middle?

One of the things I’ve noticed as a writer is the phenomenon known as the what-the-hell-is-supposed-to-happen-next syndrome, otherwise known as the missing, or the over-congested, or the oh-so-boring middle. I’ve only written 10 books, but I’ve read at least a … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Keep Your Focus

It has been a long hellish stretch of weeks, none more than this last. It is impossible to put fingers to keyboard and not think about George Floyd and the wide implications of his treatment, but I said my piece, … Continue reading

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Does the Genre Dictate the Story or the Story the Genre?

I write romance, but for a long time now I’ve been thinking about writing within a new genre. Up to this point, all but one of my eight romance novels has had a strong villain.  This has allowed me to … Continue reading

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Give Me an Island and a Good Book

In these current Interesting Times, do you ever feel like you’re living on a desert island? You’re stranded with the people you washed ashore with, supplies only come in on the occasional wave, and one day looks just like the … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Theatre

  ) It was in middle school where I found my first love all those years ago, and it wasn’t a boy, or, God forbid, one of the Beatles, but rather an extracurricular class called Acting for the Stage. As … Continue reading

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Signing Sightings

Not exactly easy, carrying around a suitcase full of books, bookmarks, candy and other assorted swag and treats, but I do it as often as I can. What am I talking about? Book signing, of course. I’ve done quite of bit … Continue reading

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A peek beneath the surface

  I love this image of a novel. The book that a reader holds in their hands is only the visible result, the majestic iceberg soaring out of the water. Underneath the surface is all the work and layers that … Continue reading

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Keep On Keeping On

Lately our household has been deluged by one crazy event after another. If the holidays weren’t enough, now I’m having to deal with a grandson born 11 weeks early, a husband who has spent over two weeks in the ICU, … Continue reading

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How My Writing Has Evolved Over The Last Decade

As I was doing my self-edits for Book 3, I was really struck by how my writing process has evolved over the last ten years, when I first was getting serious about writing. I wanted to spend a moment to … Continue reading

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