Tag Archives: Romantic Suspense

A Few of My Favorite Things – The Forced Proximity Trope

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. For this post, … Continue reading

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Send a note, spread cheer, take a breath.

Old-fashioned, written words bring a smile to my face. How about yours? I’m blessed with the luxury of a combined writing office and craft room. For special notes, I use my card making station, below. The calming lake view helps … Continue reading

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Yorkies, by DeAnn Smallwood

Hello! Bear with me, this is my first effort at blogging. So far I’m loving it thanks to Char Chaffin and Diane w/a Rebecca Heflin. And of course an eternal thanks to Debby and SoulMate Publishing. I have been writing … Continue reading

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The Power of WHY.

Do you know your own WHY? Author Katia Rose, decades younger than most attendees at a recent RWA writer’s program, explained to us how taking the time to answer that question guides, assures, and powers the correct flow while we’re … Continue reading

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How do you remember your dad? Father’s Day is June 16th!

My dad dreamed of being a farmer. Yup, he preferred bib overalls to the dress shirts and suit coats he donned for work five days a week. Dad and Mom saved enough to buy 186 acres near Evart, Michigan. May … Continue reading

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Springtime Friendship

Spring presents a fresh and friendly start to life on multiple levels. The photo shows my garden glistening from the Good Friday shower. Rhodies, rosemary, and unknown shrubs bloom into splashes of welcomed color. Neighbors and a friend in nursing … Continue reading

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Writing From Real Life by Tina Susedik

When people find out I’m an author, I get the usual questions: Are you published? How many books have you written/published? How much money do you make? Where do you get your ideas, etc., etc., etc. We’ve heard them all … Continue reading

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Books and Chocolate, by Patricia Charles

Chocolate. I love chocolate. I love any kind of chocolate: white, milk, dark, covered, drizzled, with cherries, with anything. I just love chocolate. I would rather have one piece of chocolate than a steak, caviar or champagne. For me, books … Continue reading

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Katie’s in the House! Please Welcome Katie Hamstead to the Blogathon!

Today at the Blogathon, I’ve got Katie Hamstead! Welcome, Katie! Tell us all about you! What would you most like your readers to know? That they are awesome! Seriously, my writing would go nowhere without them. I won’t say it’s … Continue reading

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Densie’s in the House! Please Welcome Densie Webb to the Blogathon!

Today I have Densie Webb at the Blogathon! Great to see you, Densie. Tell us all about you! Are you one of those writers born with a pen in your hand and ideas flitting through your mind, or did your … Continue reading

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