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Why I Write Humor

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Why do I always have a touch of humor in my books? (a) It seems to pop out when least expected. I see the absurd in situations life deals out (admittedly, after the fact in many cases). (b) If my … Continue reading

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How I Became a Writer

One frequently asked question for an author is, “Have you always known you were a writer?” And each time, I replied, “Absolutely not.” It’s like this. When I was in grade seven, I stood up in front of my long-suffering … Continue reading

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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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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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The Boardwalk: Setting for Cold Feet Fever

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COLD FEET FEVER (Book 2 of The Fever Series), takes place on The Jersey Shore, mainly Atlantic City. Here are a couple of photos of the Boardwalk. Enjoy a sexy and delicious read with heart, heat, and humor.     … Continue reading

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A Big, Ol’ Attitude Shift Around Writing

Two months ago, I started looking at my writing in a whole new and more optimistic light. It’s like this. Writing gives me a goal (did I ever mention I’m totally goal-oriented and possibly a tad OCD). With this tiny … 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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The Importance of Amazon Book Reviews

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Many people don’t understand how vital book reviews are to an author. A good review lifts the author’s spirits and restores confidence, as well as boosting his/her career. Here’s how Amazon reviews help authors sell more books: Readers often choose … Continue reading

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