You are no doubt unsurprised by the fact that I have a stack of books I mean to go on Amazon or Goodreads or both and post a review. Why haven’t I? Well, there are baby birds to feed and a house to clean and laundry to do and, oh yeah, writing to catch up with. Sheesh. Continue reading “Tweet What You Read”
“I do declare,” said Scarlet O’Hara of Tara. And then she went on to say things that no one remembers, but everyone remembers “I do declare!” Having just slipped past Independence Day, I thought I would delve into the word, Declaration. Continue reading “July Word of the Month: Declaration”
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?”
Forgive me if this is in the category of gallows humor. I’ve been through the legal process of a murder trial, both testifying and giving support to the daughter of the victim. I waited around in the hallway outside the courtroom for several days and spend the time listening to interesting conversations going on. Continue reading “I Haven’t Died”
If I were a heroine, I would walk gracefully into a room, greet everyone with a smile, settle on the sofa next to someone interesting, then proceed to join the conversation already in progress. Everyone would be delighted by my intelligence and my humor. Someone would lean over and ask me where I purchased that beautiful dress, to which I would reply I had made it myself. My hair is also perfect and my shoes high fashion. Continue reading “The Stupids”
Laurie Schnebly Campbell’s second Romance Novel beat out Nora Roberts for Best Special Edition of the Year. After writing six books, she had enough inquiries about her method that she began holding workshops and teaching groups of Romance Writers. Soon after that, she realized she loved teaching as much as writing and began a whole new phase of her career.
As a child, I attended Catholic school. One of the nuns who taught me said we should never participate in April Fool’s pranks because the Romans started it when they made fun of Jesus on his way to the cross. I took it as true in those days, but recently I thought maybe I should check it out. Did Snopes go back that far? Continue reading “April Fool’s History”