Category Archives: The Writer’s life

FUN IN MAINE – PLUS NEW RELEASE!

I’ve just returned from a visit to one of my favorite places, Maine! Well, Portland, Maine that is. I was lucky to attend the Maine Romance Writers annual retreat, and to get to give a workshop titled REDEEMING DESPICABLE CHARACTERS. … Continue reading

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Getting Used to Being Me

After catching myself say this while watching Jeopardy the other night: “I was going to say George Carlin, but I couldn’t think of his name.” I’ve decided it’s time to re-evaluate the “me” I’ve become.     It’s not all … Continue reading

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Ran a Contest and Discovered a Survey

For those who may not know, I make it a habit to run a contest of some kind with every newsletter I send.  If this interests you, feel free to sign up in the sidebar next to this blog to receive occasional … Continue reading

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The Story behind the (En-)Counter

Let me start by saying we interact with people each and every day, and sometimes we don’t like how the interaction goes. Having lived a long time, I have come to understand that the problem is we, none of us, … Continue reading

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Are the Eyes Mirrors to the Soul?

If the Eyes are the mirror to the soul, than I guess the heroine of my current book is a soul starer.  As an Ocularist her job is to meticulously re-create the iris for clients who’ve lost one eye.  For … Continue reading

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What’s New in 2016

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were spectacular and now you are resting up and getting back into your routine. Between you and me, I’m glad 2015 is over. Once we hit Halloween, it seems to all go downhill … Continue reading

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

As the Holidays quickly approach, I’d like to take this time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah 2015. It has been a great year for me with four books out, two of which earned 4.5 stars from … Continue reading

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THE TIME I STAYED IN A CASTLE

It seems to be every kid’s (okay, probably just little girls) dream to stay in a castle, and it took well over fifty years for me to realize that dream.  On my recent trip around Ireland, one of the treats … Continue reading

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THE DAY I MISSED “THE CALL”! + Giveaway

November 7th – WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN, SEE COMMENT #30 BELOW.   Ten years ago, Friday November 4th, 2005, I came home from work to find a message on the answering machine from Kimberley Young at Harlequin Mills & Boon, UK. … Continue reading

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TEA WITH FRIENDS

Last month I took a wonderful trip to England and Ireland, and while in England, I got to not only meet my wonderful and beautiful editor, Flo Nicoll, one day, but also have high tea with three lovely authors who … Continue reading

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