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Reading the Menu

Some of the charm of reading a favourite book is sharing a meal with the characters. But the reader is not alone – for over the shoulders of the character is the author, perhaps also yearning to have a meal … Continue reading

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Choice. A short story.

I wrote this story for a competition, where everyone was given the same first and last lines, and you had to weave a story in between. I didn’t win, but gained an interesting story – hope you enjoy! They laid … Continue reading

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What’s Your Core Story?

By Jeanine Englert I still remember when a person first asked me this years ago: “What’s your core story?” What? I remember blinking back at them full of the wild panic of knowing I had no idea what they meant … Continue reading

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Modest Proposals?

Like a lot of people, I’ve spent an approximate total of thirteen months of my life daydreaming about that perfect marriage proposal. Sometimes the fantasy involves firelight and chocolate, while other scenarios feature a stage, hot spotlights, and the din of five … Continue reading

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At the Shore…

While many, perhaps even most, SMP Authors hit the Big Apple, networking at the RWA National 2019 Conference, I was walking on the shore at Cape May Point, enjoying birds, dolphins, and the hypnotic effect of waves. You see, I … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Audible.

One of the great things about writing for Soul Mate is the rights we retain as authors, which include movie and audio-book rights. Now I won’t deny that I would love to see my stories on the big screen, but … Continue reading

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Clothes maketh the character

They do say clothes maketh the man – the codpiece was probably invented with this in mind. But do they also make a character? What can clothes do to make a character or even a book, memorable? Romance was once … Continue reading

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More than a wee bit of Irish…

This beautiful, spirited Irish lass didn’t lack for dates during her time in New York. Men sent her a post card designating when they’d be in town to secure a dinner or dancing date. Continue reading

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Romance for Guys

So, yesterday, as part of our Christmas celebration, my family went to a movie Double feature, watching Mary Poppins Returns and Aquaman. And, because I’m a guy, we’re going to talk about Aquaman:   Yeah, a real guy movie! Action, … Continue reading

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The 3 Motivations in Life by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Recently I got the chance to talk to C.C., a rising star in philosophy. She shared with me that humanity has 3 motivations that rule their lives. When C.C. shared them, I was amazed. They also rule romance novels.  The … Continue reading

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