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Inspiration for HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER

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When people learn I’m an author, they often ask where my ideas come from. Truth be told, plotting isn’t my strong suit. I’m not exactly brimming with ideas. When I started plotting Horsing Around with Murder, all I knew for … Continue reading

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Why I Write Romance

Romance is a much maligned, often ridiculed genre, dismissed by both men and, sadly, many women. Denigrators claim we romance authors ‘churn out’ our ‘cookie cutter’ books according to a formula (so not true, by the way). Terms applied to … Continue reading

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Funnel Cakes on The Boardwalk

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Funnel Cakes are deep-fried, sugary indulgences (a.k.a. junk food), a favorite on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk, the setting for COLD FEET FEVER. These crunchy treats (dribbled through a funnel into hot oil) are so delicious, both protagonists, even my sugar-and-fat-opposed heroine, … Continue reading

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NEW RELEASE: Cold Feet Fever (A Romantic Crime Mystery with Tons of Humor)

I am delighted to announce that Cold Feet Fever, Book 2 of The Fever Series, is now available for pre-order on Amazon at the discounted rate of $2.99. COLD FEET FEVER A Romantic Crime Mystery with Tons of Humor Secrets … Continue reading

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Sample Sunday: Staying True to My ‘Author’s Voice’

I re-write entire chapters numerous times in order to capture all vital elements with the best possible word combinations, while at the same time making sure I stay true to my ‘author voice’. That last one is the hardest. Invariably, … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Genre Busting?

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When I started writing romance, even a whiff of paranormal, no matter how small, automatically classified the book as a Paranormal Romance. This was THE RULE. So I obediently classified The Jaguar Legacy as a paranormal romance because my heroine … Continue reading

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Crank up Your Romance Quotient: 3 Sure-Fire Steps (Success Guaranteed)

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I am repeating this blog entry as my gift to all women who wish to crank up the romance quotient in their relationships. At the risk of sounding immodest, the advice I’m about to impart … Continue reading

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Sample Sunday (Cold Feet Fever)

Here is an excerpt from the first meet of hero (Sam Jackson, bad boy womanizer and nightclub owner) and heroine (Katie Deluca, a take-charge event planner) in soon-to-be-released Cold Feet Fever. In this excerpt, Sam Jackson has just learned his … Continue reading

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Better Than Sex Cake

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As a romance writer, I think this would be a suitable contribution to serve at an upcoming progressive dinner where guests move from house to house for each course. Here is my reasoning: Known as a ‘wicked pleasure,’ chocolate stimulates … Continue reading

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Excerpt from WIP (Cold Feet Fever)

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Guess what? A Facebook friend tagged me for 7 lines from a page ending in 7. So here we go. From page 7 of COLD FEET FEVER’ (working title of my WIP), 7+ lines: Sam, minus his killer grin, pressed … Continue reading

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