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Archive for February 2014

Fiction Friday: Mardi Gras Here We Come

I’ve spent the last two weeks revising one of my very first novels,The Unmasking.  The novel came out from Harlequin Superromance in, gulp, 19. . . A long time ago. As I read The Unmasking again,  I loved the story, but my writing has improved, well, enormously.  What took me twelve words to say now…

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Next Week, Same Time, Same Place

I’m so busy doing the edits and revisions of one of my first novels, The Unmasking, that I wasn’t able to blog yesterday, but please stay tuned for another preview of the book this week on Fiction Friday, in honor of Mardi Gras. I hope to have The Unmasking online at all your favorite bookstores…

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Sunday Inspiration: Courage!

Two inspirational men this Sunday morning. The first is Michael Sam, the star college football player about to be drafted into professional football.  Michael is not only perhaps the best defensive players in college football and one of the toughest men you’ll ever see, but he’s had the courage to tell the world he is…

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Fiction Friday: Dead Ball

I’m going to tell you a secret. One of the very best parts of being a writer is being with other writers. More often than not we’re together online, not in person, but there are always conferences, booksignings and brainstorming sessions where we meet and share stories into the wee hours of morning. In the…

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Who Are You Exactly? Just Take a Quiz and Find Out.

There’s a new wave sweeping social media.  Take a few moments, take one of a gazillion possible quizzes and you’ll answer that all-important existential question.  Who am I? Sort of. For instance, this month I discovered that I am Snuffleupagus from Sesame Street, Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory, Bones from Star Trek,…

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Sunday Inspiration: Engage

I was inspired by this 2 minute video on Youtube, and I think you will be too: Engage It’s meant for Valentine’s Day, but shouldn’t every day be Valentine’s Day? How do you plan to engage?

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Fiction(less) Friday: The Two Day a Week Diet Cookbook

What a special treat today for Valentine’s day.  While I know this spot is billed as Fiction Friday, today’s excerpt is actually a recipe from a new cookbook, The Two Day a Week Diet Cookbook, designed for Amazon’s Kindle. Don’t have a Kindle? You can read the recipes on your computer, smartphone or tablet by downloading…

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Watering the Newly Planted Seeds of a Novel

Next to “where do you get your ideas?” the question I am most asked is how long it takes me to write a book. That question is asked a variety of ways. Some people, when learning I’ve published more than seventy novels, seem to believe I walk into my study every morning, press a button and…

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And the Winner is. . .

Congratulations to Sandy Heringer who was the winner of a copy of Tear Down and Die by Joanna Campbell Slan.  The first book in Joanna’s new mystery series was featured on Fiction Friday a week ago.  As always random.org made the selection.

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Sunday Inspiration: Don’t Forget To Say I Love You

If you’ve read One Mountain Away, the first book of my Goddesses Anonymous series, you know that Charlotte, the main character, looks back on her life and the mistakes she’s made. I stumbled across this passage and decided to post it  for Sunday Inspiration just before Valentine’s Day. Not because the quote is sentimental or…

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