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I am so excited to be able to announce the next volume in the Bowman’s Inn Anthology. Spring – Summer 2017 will be available on April 30th, but you can pre-order it starting April 20th. This is the second to the last volume that we will be publishing like this, then we will go to a whole new way of writing anthologies.  Read the rest of this entry »

Way back in time, Anton Chekov advised writers to focus on important details only. And if you mention and describe the rifle over the fireplace, someone darn well better get that rifle down and use it at some point. By focusing on it, you make a promise to the reader that this item is worthy of attention. Read the rest of this entry »

Despite the title, this is not a cheerful holiday post. If you have been on this planet for a couple decades or more, you probably realize that creative people often have a demon called Depression in their make-up. We don’t wish for it, we don’t like it, and some days we can ignore it and go about our business. Other days, there’s nothing else in our brains. Read the rest of this entry »

As I said last time, the benefits of membership in Romance Writers of America include meeting some of the most amazing and talented writers in the business today. Anne Rice and her son Christopher are working on a lot of exciting projects like bringing The Vampire Chronicles to television. After they answered questions that were submitted ahead of the event, the audience was allowed to ask questions. Read the rest of this entry »

Several years ago, I was talking to a writer friend on-line about ways to grow an audience. I thought maybe an anthology of sorts would work well. The friend disagreed and said to just write good books and get them out. Have a bunch of titles and soon you will have the fans you need. Read the rest of this entry »

Heather Graham, Nalini Singh, and Rebecca Zanetti. Speaking at the 2016 RWA National Convention on Paranormal specifically and Romance in general. This is the last of three blogs sharing my notes from that wonderful chat session. Read the rest of this entry »

Tomorrow, when you wake up, you will be in a new world where you may eat anything you want. Anything. Want ice cream for breakfast? Go for it. Crave chocolate cake for lunch? It’s yours. Steak and eggs three times a day? I won’t say no. Honestly, anything you want, you can have it.


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As we are heading into the wonderful time of the year when the barriers between the worlds of living and dead are thin, let us look at how some people bid us adieu. Some of these you may have heard before and some could be new and inspiring. I’ve borrowed heavily from two websites. My own words are in italics. Read the rest of this entry »

On Thursday, I shared tips and tools that I learned from my fellow Romance Writers of America member, Rick Ochocki. I have been so excited to get these options set up for myself and create a more efficient day. Being more productive is high on my life goals. Read the rest of this entry »

Every month I chat with an up and coming writer, to share ideas with him or her, and to chat about the writing process. This month, Bren Kyveli took the time to answer a few questions.


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