Put a Little Love in Your Valentine’s Day!

Posted Feb 12 2015

As writers of romance, some might think that we have St. Valentine’s Day all planned out and perfected. Rose petals and candles, sentimental handmade cards exchanged while we listen to memory-filled songs from a specially created playlist. Sexy lingerie and of course steamy ruby-colored stilettos. After all, we have “written the book” (or many books) […]

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Magical Oreo Ball Recipe

Posted Dec 4 2014

For those of you who have tried these bite-sized bits of heaven, you know why I call them magical. Delicious and not too hard to make. These balls have won my neighborhood cookie exchange for the last 3 years. I’ve decided to bring them this year but not enter them as it just isn’t fair […]

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Zombies, Witches and Princesses Oh My!

Posted Oct 18 2014

I’m a dresser-upper. Not in sophisticated jackets with heels and a stylish clutch. I’m talking about costumes. Since I was a little kid I’ve donned the clothes of characters. From a pilgrim on Thanksgiving to a decked out green kid going to school on St. Patrick’s Day, I dressed up whenever I could get away […]

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How I Write

Posted Apr 28 2014 in ,

I’m very excited to participate in this fun blog tour where each author tells the secrets of how they do what they do. Every writer has their own writing process. Like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike.  Keep reading to see how I create my magic and then three of my writer friends will do […]

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Finding A Tiny Gem – Mini Writers/Readers Conferences

Posted Mar 12 2014

  Have you ever attended a small writers/readers conference? I used to think that I had been to several. Compared to the over two-thousand attendees at the National Romance Writers of America conference, the Georgia Romance Writer’s fabulous Moonlight and Magnolia conference seemed intimate at three-hundred attendees. But this past weekend I attended the Tasty […]

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How to Write in the Snow – Being Productive when Mother Nature is Against You!

Posted Feb 19 2014 in , ,

How do you write in the snow? Bundle up and wrap your computer in plastic. I am almost to the point of doing just that in order to get in my words for the day. You see – I have three kids and I live where we rarely have snow and ice. So a few […]

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A Writer’s World

Posted Feb 13 2014

Have you ever gone for a walk in the early morning when no one is awake yet? The birds are quiet, no airplanes streak overhead, even the hum of the distant highway is muted? And for an instant you wonder if civilization has faded away somehow.  What would happen if suddenly every animal and human […]

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Secondary Characters

Posted Jan 16 2014 in , ,

Secondary characters are characters who are not considered crucial for the main plot line but contribute to the plot or subplots within a story. How many novels have you read that only have a hero and heroine? Unless the two are on a deserted island, there are usually a few more inhabitants wandering around, providing […]

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The Day the Words Stopped

Posted Nov 21 2013

The Day the Words Stopped As a writer, my days are filled with words. They describe who I am. Mommy, wife, girlfriend, author, daughter, dog-lover. In 2011 words swirled daily: 40-year-old, soccer player, pancake flipper, Maine vacationer, runner, cancer… my world and its words stopped. April 4th will never be just a day to me, […]

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