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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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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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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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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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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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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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Writing a Book (Not for Sissies)

Lately I’ve been preoccupied by with my re-write of COLD FEET FEVER. The bad news is I’ve hit a major snag. My critique partner pointed out ever-so-gently that my Black Moment (that’s the point in a romance novel where it … 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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