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Monday Mayhem – Typecasting

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 by   4 Comments | Posted in Blog

Do you have a type? I’m working on Easy Bake Lovin’ (Play Dates #2), and one of the plot points is that the heroine is about as opposite the hero’s usual type. Their attraction stirs some not-so-subtle commentary, which, in turn, leads to hurt feelings and confusion. “Type” seems a shallow plot point on first [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Birthing a book

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 by   3 Comments | Posted in Blog

Two weeks ago, A BOLT FROM THE BLUE released into the wild. This was a super quick labor – only about thirteen months from conception to birth. Since I am traditionally published (meaning I sell my work to a publishing house, and their team then takes over the editorial timeline and production), this can be a relatively long [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Off to camp I go!

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 by   3 Comments | Posted in Blog

Ha! Not that kind of camp. Anyone who knows me knows that I do not sleep out of doors. Nope, I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo this month in an effort to get the writing mojo flowing. I cranked out over five thousand words this weekend! Woot! I received a visit from the cover art fairy this [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Take Cover!

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 by   3 Comments | Posted in Blog

Lightning is about to strike again! My 33rd (!) publication – A BOLT FROM THE BLUE – will be released into the wild this week. **** True love, like lightning, never strikes twice—or does it? As a free-spirited young woman, Hope Elliot was desperate to escape her snobbish high society family. So she ran off [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – I’ve been up, down, all around…

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 by   4 Comments | Posted in Blog

I’ve been feeling completely unmotivated lately. For most of this year, actually. At first, I didn’t worry about it too much. I’d finished another NaNoWriMo in November. December had been its usual whirlwind, but with the special added bonus of a software conversion and move at the day job. Then January came, and I ran [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – I’m conflicted

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 by   4 Comments | Posted in Blog

One of the cornerstones of writing any type of fiction is the need for conflict. At the start of every project, writers ask themselves at least two very basic questions: What does our hero/heroine want most? What is standing in their way? Obviously, we delve deeper into the opposing forces as we move forward with a [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Shake it up!

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 by   6 Comments | Posted in Blog

So…life took a couple of turns for me last week. I turned the first book in the new Play Dates (Kensington/Lyrical 2017-2018) series in to my editor, and, I turned in my two-week notice at the day job. While I’d love to say I’ll be writing for a living, that’s not the case…yet. What it came [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – My stories, at the core

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 by   1 Comment | Posted in Blog

Last week, I asked what you expect when you open one of my books. Your responses were so moving. Thank you. You let me know that I am indeed already hitting some of the key points in what I want to write. I spent a lot of time in 2016 examining my work, and trying [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – The heart of the matter

Posted on Jan 2, 2017 by   12 Comments | Posted in Blog

Welcome 2017! I’m making an effort to start the new year off with positivity. So far, it’s been pretty easy since I’ve been in my favorite place (home), with my favorite person (Fodder), doing my favorite things (a little writing, a little reading, making some chicken salad, taking a nap). I’m really good at napping. And, [Read more…]

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