This week Proman (husband and project manager) and I began an arduous project.. Actually the project began almost a year ago. That’s when I took a hard look at three of my back list books that I published on online bookstores for my readers to enjoy. Two of those books just needed new covers, and…

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Yeah, yeah, I hear you. I talk about titles a lot. It’s true. I posted about titles here, and here, and even another one here. That last link goes to a blog entitled Can You Abide Another Post About Titles? Well, can you? Because that’s what the last two weeks have been all about for…

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Back in March I told you about my struggles finding a title for my book in progress. Here were some of the contenders: Really, Truly Sisters Life After Love More Than Sisters Sisters Once Removed Joined At the Heart Well, really? Now that I look at them, I can see why my editors weren’t doing back…

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If you follow this blog you’ll remember more than one post where I talked about the many things over which authors have no control. One sentence summarizes much of this: “We write the books, but quite frankly, if we sign a contract with a publisher there are many parts of the process over which we have…

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Drum roll, please. It’s that time of year. TITLES TIME. Last week I learned that my new book proposal has been approved. No one asked for changes. Oh, except one little thing. Yep. The title, which I loved, which I’ve hoarded for years in hopes I’d find the right story to deserve it, was immediately…

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I have a guest with me this week, my dear friend Karen Stone Young, whom I met back in the 1980s when we were both writing for Silhouette Romance. Karen and I have remained close ever since, and now she’s with me at Chautauqua Institution for our week on the American West. There are two…

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I’m working on reviewing my copy edits for The House Guests–formerly titled Lies and Other Mercies. In addition I’m writing a novella for a collection I hope to publish in early 2021. So let me quickly share a conversation we’re having at Read Along With Emilie Richards. We’ve been talking about books that end with…

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Yesterday I realized it’s been five months since we began our self-imposed quarantine. That’s probably true for many of you, as well. Other than a few medical appointments and walks on the beach where we can socially distance, we haven’t gone anywhere. I’m including a photo from our most recent walk because what else can…

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Hold Back the Night is now enjoying a new home at your favorite online bookstore. Well, okay, that’s not quite true. So far we still haven’t been able to get the book up at iBooks. Days of hard work, and there’s always a new issue. And Google Play’s still hiding behind a bush and making…

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I’ve spent the past week on social media. The Good: Why have I been on social media when there are presents to wrap and cookies to bake? The truth is an iPad is a great companion when you’re not feeling well enough to do much more than run your finger over a shiny screen with…

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