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I've always loved music. And musicians too, but that's a different story.
One well-chosen piece of music can change my whole mood. And a long-forgotten
song can pick me right up out of my life and transport me back a decade or two.
Or more. So it's really no wonder that music plays such a significant role in my
writing. I started out as a screenwriter, too ... so Read More...
The characters in Neta
Jackson's Yada Yada novels are definitely three-dimensional. But sometimes
even she doesn't know who she's dealing with. Which is what I told my wife about
the affable doorman she introduced in her YY House of Hope series.
I immediately liked Harry Bentley and asked if I could tell his story
while she dealt Read More...
Publishing and promoting a book is definitely a team effort, and one of the
teams whose work I am most fascinated by is the one who created the book
trailers for my Civil War historicals, WEDDED TO WAR and WIDOW OF GETTYSBURG. The
two trailers are quite different, yet both are compelling.
Take a look Read More...
How important are friends in your life? For me they are the people that are
there and have your back no matter what. Today I'm going to talk about Sophie
Scavoni, she was the heroine in my first release MASQUERADE and appears in
my new release RESCUING
Sophie loves Dawn, and is very Read More...
Morganville: The Series - a high quality web TV series based on the
international bestselling Morganville Vampires novels by Rachel Caine
Our friend Read More...
Can reading a fantasy story be healing for the reader? Isn't reading fantasy
just a fun escape from humdrum reality? In some cases, yes. But I have found a
number of fantasy authors who write about people with deep wounds and their
For example, DEERSKIN by Robin McKinley, a wonderfully-written fantasy,
is essentially about the heroine's struggle to overcome the wound of being raped
by her father. The Read More...
If you grow up in a less than a Leave-it-to Beaver home environment like
Catherine and Thomas did without good role models, there are bound to be some
adjustment issues. Heck even with good role models, there will be growing pains.
Living and melding your life with another person's is hard—then when you
add in the complications of old emotional baggage on either, or both sides, it
can really be Read More...
With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times
bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as
real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny
situations readers recognize from their own lives. With her popular, ongoing
Fool's Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and
has won the hearts of countless new fans. Read More...
Unless you turn off all your devices you'll know a couple of things this June:
one, something truly awful happened in a television series at an event titled
"The Red Wedding" and Target is now selling wedding dresses. Seriously, this is
the top two subjects on twitter, Facebook and on the street. Apparently Red
wasn't just the theme of the wedding and finally low-cost but great design
dresses for that one-time Read More...
I think it's safe to say there are moments for every writer when an idea flashes
and we jump on that sucker with the force of a hurricane hitting land.
For me, that idea sometimes comes from watching the news or reading a newspaper.
Recently, it came from a place I hadn't expected. Facebook. Yep, I was scrolling
through my personal page catching up with my family and friends and spotted a
photo Read More...
Help! The characters I shouldn't be listening to won't leave me alone—and
for those that don't know me, I swear it's true.
Here's what's been going on in my writing life... I just turned in copyedits for
my 15th book—WELCOME BACK TO APPLE GROVE
book 3 in my contemporary small town series Read More...
Thank you, Miz Sara and all the folks at Fresh Fiction for asking me to visit
your site again. It's always so much fun to prop up my feet by your fireplace
and talk about my new books. BILLION DOLLAR COWBOY is
the debut book for a brand new series, Cowboys & Brides that Read More...
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