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In Defence of Artificial Trees

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Years ago, when the world was younger and more innocent,  my husband and I spent an average of eight hours, eleven minutes, and twenty-two seconds each year trekking through miles of frigid wilderness (okay a tree farm, but it was … Continue reading

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A Peek into ‘Horsing Around with Murder’

Here’s an excerpt from the trail ride scene in HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER. For the record, my heroine, a former hippie who’s on the far side of sixty, is in charge of a dude ranch due to a family emergency. … 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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Difficult Decision Made

Ever since returning from a winter in Spain, and even while away, I’ve been wrestling with a difficult decision. Here’s the thing. I love writing books … promotion not so much. The good news is that something deep inside me … Continue reading

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Sample Sunday – Cold Feet Fever

A little while ago, I blogged about my hero, Sam Jackson, a brilliant but commitment-challenged party animal, gambler and player. This excerpt illustrates Sam’s terror when he learns the heroine has a son. Excerpt Unless Katie had taken in a … Continue reading

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Cold Feet Fever: An Excerpt

Here is a short excerpt from COLD FEET FEVER, a romantic suspense with a sense of humor: Katie simply stroked Sam’s cheek, her touch calming him. “No wonder commitment terrifies you. It makes perfect sense. I’ve done extensive reading about … Continue reading

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Horsing Around With Murder: Let the Fun Begin

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So I’ve started writing my next book called Horsing Around with Murder, a semi-cozy mystery featuring all the usual culprits–murder, secrets, intrigue, and a bumbling sleuth (some of you may remember Auntie Beth from Fur Ball Fever). As an added … Continue reading

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3 Factoids About Maureen Fisher

In the interests of sharing, here are 3 little-known factoids about me: Long, long ago, I was a chocoholic. That lasted until my ninth birthday, when I devoured 10 Jersey Milk chocolate bars in one sitting. I puked brown for … Continue reading

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Important Life Lesson

So yesterday evening, I played bridge at a friend’s house, a good 45-minute drive away in the rain. We broke up around 11:15, I collected my purse and coat, grabbed my keys from my pocket, and made the rainy drive … 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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