Do Alphas Have to be Assholes?

Once again, being a member of Romance Writers of America and my local chapter has brought a wonderful author in to talk to us and work with us. We authors, published or un, always are open to learning how to do our jobs better, smarter, quicker. Learning from the best is one perk of RWA membership. Continue reading “Do Alphas Have to be Assholes?”

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More from the Crime Scene

When Geoff Symon spoke to my RWA group last month, I learned a new word: curtilage. No, it’s not a description of an impolite person or a part of the body. It’s the land that surrounds your home. All the way to the curb, which means the police can’t go on your driveway to look into your car. Farmland, if marked off, includes buildings, barns, silos, and garage. A homeless person has no curtilage but police can’t search their cart without permission. A tent on public property is also not private. Continue reading “More from the Crime Scene”

Emily Foster and Emily Nagoski, Part One

Life turns out to be full of coincidences. I used to go to ComicCon San Diego regularly. I went there before going there was cool. And in the wonderful days before huge movie studios and comic book producers started hanging out there. My husband and I knew the winds of change were upon us when the price of a ticket for all weekend went up tremendously and one could not buy next year’s tickets at this year’s convention. The chances of getting tickets through a phone call on the day they go on sale are slim to Hahaha nice try. Continue reading “Emily Foster and Emily Nagoski, Part One”

California Dreamin’ 2017 Conference Part 11

Law and Order by Christina Alexandra, Christy Jeffries, & M.A. Taylor

Police, crime, suspense and thriller romances are very popular currently. They have been for a long time, and don’t seem to be slowing down. Therefore, having published authors speak on the technical side of writing those kinds of romances was a very popular panel. Continue reading “California Dreamin’ 2017 Conference Part 11”

California Dreamin’ 2017 Conference Part 10

Conflict by Sarah MacLean

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Sarah MacLean is a sweet and talented human being. I know this because she uses the outrageous puns devised by her husband as the titles for her books. And because, at the California Readin’ event, to every reader who told her they loved her writing, she replied, “You’re very kind.” I was the security red shirt volunteer near her table and I had fun with her and listening to her and her fans. #careergoals for sure. Continue reading “California Dreamin’ 2017 Conference Part 10”