Well, the sign’s not exactly right. I’ve “gone writing.” I finally finished my latest book, at least the first draft. Now I’m at the cutting (drastically) stage. Since it’s due very soon, that’s where all my energy is going. So while I wish I were fishing, or at least sitting quietly on a riverbank surrounded…

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Making progress on making masks. I’ve now made about two dozen masks. I’ve figured out how to streamline the process, working on a few each morning before I start writing.  I’m almost out of interfacing, but I’ll never be out of fabric. I’ve been adding to my fabric stash for years, buying fabric on sale…

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Was it really 1990? It only seems like yesterday… Once upon a time I had a dream. Yes, I really did. I was in bed with the flu and feverish. I couldn’t work, but I couldn’t let go of a dream I’d had for a romance proposal due soon to my publisher. A proposal can…

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I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating. The most common question novelists are is asked is where they get their ideas. There’s a good reason for this question, one I often want to ask my favorite writers, too. Ideas are by far the most interesting part of writing, for both writers and non-writers. All…

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I survived launch day! I’m delighted to say that yesterday A Family of Strangers went on sale. My husband bought freshly picked garden flowers at the farmer’s market to celebrate, and after a shopping trip for paint for our newly renovated bathroom (half-successful) and a bed frame with a simple headboard (not successful) we went…

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I feel like I’m about to give birth again. Of course a book arriving on bookstore shelves–and eReaders, too–is not the same as having a baby. Having done both, though, I can appreciate the similarities. A novel and a baby take months of nurturing and special care before they make their debut. Parents and authors…

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In two months A Family of Strangers will grace your favorite bookstore. Next week my good friend Kylie Logan/Casey Daniels will tell you a bit about the fun of preparing for her book launch in May. I’m not launching yet, but I thought you might enjoy some of the “behind-the-scenes” action that took place while…

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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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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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