5 Word Friday (March 20, 2015)

5 Word Friday is my goofy way of sharing what’s top of mind for me each week – usually writing related, but not always. If you think it’s a fun concept, I invite you to reciprocate with your own five words/topics that are top of mind for you – either in the comments below or on... Continue Reading →

The Little Things: And, But, So, Then…

At the moment I'm balancing several projects in various states. I was in the process of getting beta reads done on my contemporary skydiving book and got feedback from Wendy that I'd developed the habit of starting sentences with "And" and "But" more frequently. Sure enough, I did a search and it was an embarrassing... Continue Reading →

Five Word Friday (Feb 6, 2015)

Five Word Friday is my goofy way of sharing what's top of mind for me each week - usually writing related, but not always. If you think it's a fun concept, I invite you to reciprocate with your own five words/topics that are top of mind for you - either in the comments below or... Continue Reading →

The Philosophy of Dr. Seuss

I loved Dr. Seuss as a child. Who didn't? Now that I have kids of my own, I have to say that I love Dr. Seuss even more. The life philosophy that this man gave us in beautiful, simple rhymes is something I want my children learning. I've actually made their hallway all Dr. Seuss... Continue Reading →

What Makes a Good Love Scene?

After reading romance novels of varying types over the last 25 years, I've come across all types of love scenes. I would even venture to say that there is no perfect type or formula you can use to write a love scene. Personal preference dictates the type of romance you love best. The industry these days... Continue Reading →

Queens of Sassy

My readers have probably figured out by now that I love a good sassy heroine. In fact, when I wrote a top list of literary heroines, I realized most of the had a solid streak of snark in them. By sassy I mean a total smart ass. Throw a good bit of sarcasm, snark, or... Continue Reading →

Book Trailers: Do I? Or Don’t I?

One of the marketing trends out there for authors are book trailers. These are a lot like movie trailers for but books. I actually like the concept a lot. It puts images and drama to the selling of the story, and I could see how that would be useful as a marketing tool. The question... Continue Reading →

Book Covers: Do People Sell Better?

Guest Post Re-Post: Originally posted as a guest post - part of my Black Orchid blog tour organized by Masquerade Crew. *** We all know book covers are the first way readers are drawn to a book they buy - especially from an author they haven't read. A book cover needs to stand out among the multitudes... Continue Reading →

Insta-Love: Love It or Hate It?

Guest Post Re-Post: Originally posted 6/30/2014 as a guest post on Coffee Talk Writers - part of my Black Orchid blog tour organized by Masquerade Crew. *** I have a theory about who loves and who hates insta-love. I have been reading romance novels of various sub-genres (contemporary, paranormal, teen, etc.) since I was about twelve years old.... Continue Reading →

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