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A Trifling Mistake

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We were asked to bring English trifle to a Christmas Eve celebration. While assembling the traditional dessert, I was also helping my husband solve a mammoth crossword puzzle, spouting brilliant answers to clue after esoteric clue. Big mistake. When I … Continue reading

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Hugs

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Did you know that hugs: Can instantly boost oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger. Lift one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness. Strengthen the immune system. The gentle pressure on the sternum stimulates the thymus … Continue reading

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Monday Cute … Just Because

For furry-creature-lovers everywhere. Happy Monday! Share this blog:TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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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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