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Finishing a series is so bittersweet

Last week marked the release of Crowning Courtship, the final book in the Hands of Destin series. It has been a long and productive three years since the first book was released, and as an author it has been really … Continue reading

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The Real Work

Writing is easy. Well, maybe not always. I currently have two books in the editorial process at two different publishers and sequels to each of them in process. If I hit a snag in one, I can switch to the … Continue reading

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The Five Best Bits of Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received

By Jeanine Englert Writing may feel like it’s done in a lonely dark void most of the time. Perhaps that’s a bit overdramatic. It’s only that way when the words don’t flow. However, most of the time, it is a … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air!

The past week here in Oregon has been full of the promise of spring, with sunny days, chilly nights and flowers in full bloom. The trees are not yet leafing out, and only the earliest blossoms have opened, but there … Continue reading

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Must Love Chocolate

In one of those funky “national days” today is officially Dark Chocolate Day. Any excuse is a good excuse for more chocolate, so this is certainly a holiday I can get behind. I love chocolate, the darker the better. I … Continue reading

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Age is Just a Number

Age is just a number. At least, I always thought so. Am I not supposed to tell you what the number is? What the heck, I will—but remember it is just a number. Beloved and I haven’t slowed down in … Continue reading

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Writing Medical Romance

I write medical romance. A tip for others who want to write about doctors: they cannot/would not date their patients – unless they want to lose their licence to practice medicine. I know that readers are sometimes asked to suspend … Continue reading

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Retirement, a Mixed Blessing

As I review this post, I think a warning is in order: This situation is almost, though perhaps not entirely, a woman’s issue. A writer friend of mine recently retired from her day job, thrilled to have so much more … Continue reading

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Refilling the Well

My family escaped from it all this weekend to go camping at a remote Oregon wilderness area called Gordon Lakes. It was really lovely to take a breath and reset. We’ve been pretty housebound here, doing our part to stay … Continue reading

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The Good Years

There’ve been a lot of jokes about 2020. One wag announced that 2020 is what you get when you mix up your tarot cards with Cards Against Humanity. And it has been an ugly one. But in order to comprehend … Continue reading

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