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Goddesses Anonymous

The Color of Light Meets Emeril Lagasse and Martha Stewart

I’ve been busy this week looking for Christmas cookie recipes. No, I’m not baking yet. But I am cooking up something for my newsletter readers, something very special for my December edition. As I did the research for that surprise, I found cookie after cookie recipe I wanted to try. While I was researching, this recipe leapt…

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The Writing Process 2015: Multitasking for Novelists

If you’re new to The Writing Process 2015, these posts are a chance to share my journey through my latest novel, starting right at ground zero. What do you get when you cross promotion and creativity? Nothing simple, that’s for sure. Truthfully sometimes you get a cranky novelist who loses the thread when she’s writing her new…

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Have We Forgotten We Belong to Each Other?

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa I’m a particular admirer of Mother Teresa of Calcutta because my beloved daughter joined our family from the Missionaries of Charity orphanage in Calcutta. At first Jessie didn’t speak English, but she did know a few words. One…

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Inspiration for The Color of Light

With one week left until The Color of Light appears on bookstore shelves, I’ve been busy. Not only am I hard at work on When We Were Sisters, but this week I completed a guest blog and an interview about the novel. Yesterday I asked to rewrite the back cover copy for Sisters, and I…

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Introducing The Color of Light

What a busy week. Family arrived for the Fourth of July, and some of them stayed the whole week, including three year old Liam. We cooked and cleaned, went to concerts and splashed in the lake, drew pictures on the sidewalk and read books out loud that I’d saved from my own children’s childhood. Magical.…

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Titles: What’s Your Favorite?

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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Help! You Know I Need Somebody. . .

This has been a busy writing week for me on a brand new novel. This is the fourth book in my Goddesses Anonymous series, and I’m really enjoying the way it’s all coming together. I’m delighted to see my chapters growing and my characters taking shape. I’ve already had a few surprises and a few revelations, which…

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How Skilled Are We at Choosing a Mate?

The three major characters in No River Too Wide are not as diverse as they first appear. While they are varied in age and outlook on life, Harmony, Jan and Taylor have one major thing in common. Each woman is examining exactly what she looks for or looked for when choosing a man to love. Falling in…

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It’s Publication Day for No River Too Wide

Okay, it may be considered a “July” novel, but today is publication day for No River Too Wide. This is akin to waking your husband in the middle of the night and explaining that it’s time to go to the hospital because the baby is about to make an appearance. We never really know how…

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Fiction Friday: Meet Harmony From No River Too Wide

Recognize this cover? No?  It’s the new audio version of No River Too Wide. I’m absolutely delighted to say that all three books in the series are being recorded and published by Blackstone Audio, and they’ll be available as CDs and as MP3s on Audible. In fact (don’t tell anybody) it looks as if No River Too Wide  is being…

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