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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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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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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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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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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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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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Memorable New Year’s Eve (A Personal Anecdote)

To kick off the new year, I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2015. As my initial 2015 blog post, I will share our very special New Year’s Eve with you. This year, my husband and … Continue reading

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Finding My True ‘Calling’

Do you believe you are living your true calling? If so, how wonderful. In my former life as an IT consultant, I frequently feared I had veered off-track. One day, a friend recommended a book entitled The Soul’s Code: In … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek (Chapter 1 of WIP, COLD FEET FEVER)

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I’ve been hard at work writing my first draft of COLD FEET FEVER sequel to FUR BALL FEVER, and am now about three-quarters finished. This week, I thought I would give readers a sneak peek at Chapter 1. I would … Continue reading

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