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Once upon a time, travel was my answer to my problem. It was the adult version of
running away from home…
First I would catch a flight to some foreign country. When I arrived at my
destination, I’d haul out a travel guide to locate inexpensive hotels, hostels, or
B & Bs. Twice I even stayed in people’s houses, with total strangers in Amsterdam!
In all honesty, I wouldn’t even consider doing that Read More...
I've traveled to a number of states, but I'm a New Englander at heart. So when
I joined the team of authors writing the Danger
Cove Mysteries, set in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), I knew I was going
to have to research the area's history and climate and geography, but that was
just the beginning.
My first Read More...
Hi there, I’m excited to be back here at Fresh Fiction today celebrating my
release of DRESSED TO KILL, Book 4 of the Tourist Trap
Mystery series. And like my affection for dive bars, I adore the little
tourist trap towns that survive on the tourist trade from Read More...
Since I’m born and bred in Oklahoma, Cowboys are a bit of a natural occurrence in my
neck of the woods. Wranglers that hug fine manly hips, boots that thud as they stride
purposely around, and those heavenly plaid shirts that cut their lean figures in a
sexy silhouette against the sunset while they’re working the land. Yes…those kind of
cowboys are my kind of men. Now cowboys don’t always have Read More...
When we came up with the idea to write the Backstage
Pass series, I knew right off the bat I wanted to write a diverse
character. I’d previously written diverse secondary characters, but had never had
a diverse main character. Sometimes the thought of writing outside what you know,
is kind of scary. You want to make sure that you Read More...
A lot of authors say music inspires them . . . well, I’m definitely in that boat!
When I write (especially, when it’s a more dramatic scene), there must be music
playing through my desk speakers. Not just anything either, I’m picky. Very picky.
On my playlists, the music ranges from Frank Sinatra to Siouxsie and the Banshees!
As a matter of fact, there’s music playing now—Nik Kershaw’s song, Wouldn’t Read More...
When you read my books, you’ll quickly discover that I’m an inspirational
novelist. I don’t hide the fact nor am I ashamed of it. God is central to my
themes because He’s central to my life. I could no more take God out of my
writing than my dog Teddy could take chasing squirrels out of his DNA.
Having said that, my goal when writing is not to preach to my Read More...
There are certain topics, certain words, and certain aspects of life that are
rarely, if ever, addressed in Christian fiction. Anything sexual is typically
avoided, and definitely anything explicit. When I started writing THE
TICKET, I was not planning to break this taboo. But as the novel unfolded
in my head and on paper, it took on a mind of its own.
In Read More...
I love doing my blog. I have invited some of my fellow historic SMP
writers for interviews. The response to my invite was encouraging. I also
invite my Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writer’s (CTRWA) of America writers.
Without my CTRWA group, I wouldn’t even be here. They are amazing. One of our
writers won the Rita Award this year. We have quite a chapter in Connecticut.
Guess Read More...
Thanks for having me over today to celebrate the release of Wicked Ride, the first
book in the Realm Enforcer series! As you can tell from the cover, the hero rides
a motorcycle. Yep. What you can’t really tell is that he’s a fire-throwing witch
enforcer with an Irish brogue.
The Irish know how to make a sexy hero with a smooth brogue, right? I’m thinking
of Michael Fassbender here. So Read More...
The importance of junk food consumption while writing… I think this is a sorely
overlooked literary topic. Yes, us romance writers will be the first to tell you
via blog post how crucial coffee is. How important it is to have a zen filled
writing space (insert sound of crashing waves here), or even how the presence of our
feline friends can actually increase word count (when they’re not napping on the
But Read More...
For those of you who've already grabbed SUMMER ON MAIN STREET, you might have gotten the subtle reference to
Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in TELL ME TRUE. Hunter and Chelsea are my
Southern takes on Benedict and Beatrice. On the outside, there's a "skirmish of wit"
them, but it masks their subconscious attraction to each Read More...
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