Category Archives: The Writer’s life

The Book That Almost Killed Me – #20

In fifteen years I’ve actually written 26 books counting twenty for Harlequin since 2005, three for the Wild Rose Press of which two are now indie published, and three manuscripts are still safely tucked away in my closet. I promise … Continue reading

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May Your Turkey Dressing Overfloweth

Happy Thanksgiving!   I greet you with poetry of the season.     Thanksgiving 8000 Calorie Poem May your stuffing be tasty,                                                                                                              May your turkey plump,                                                                                                                  May your potatoes and gravy Have nary a lump.                                                                       May your yams be delicious                                                                                                            … Continue reading

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Manzanar, California’s Shame

On a recent road trip getaway with my husband, we traveled through the Owen’s Valley and stopped at Manzanar, the most widely known internment camp for over 110,000 Japanese Americans. It is ironically located within six miles of a town … Continue reading

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Are We Wired for Story?

Back in July I was in San Antonio, Texas attending the Romance Writers of America national conference. The few days I spend at conference are booked solid with appointments and luncheons and meetings with friends. I was only able to … Continue reading

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Fun on the Road

As I mentioned in the last few blogs, I was recently in Charlotte, North Carolina for a writers/readers conference. I have a crush on Charlotte. I’ve been there before and explored the city with my husband, but this time I … Continue reading

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My Dream Date with Three Bestselling Authors

I mentioned in last week’s blog that I had gone to two conferences in three weeks, and the conferences were different as night and day. The Romance Writers of America annual conference was held in San Antonio, Texas in July, … Continue reading

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Three Weeks, Two Conferences

It’s been forever since I’ve posted a blog, but that’s because I went to two conferences in less than three weeks, and honestly, I’m beat! I wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures from both events, though if … Continue reading

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SWAG – What’s that you say?

I’m not talking about SWAG in the urban dictionary sense – short for swagger. Nope. Not talking to you, sideways ball cap wearer. I’m talking about the STUFF WE ALL GET at conferences. Promo items. FREE STUFF! SWAG is significant … Continue reading

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The Storyboard as an Anchor for Trilogies

It’s hard enough to keep track of people, places, and things when writing a standalone book, so when I write a trilogy I ALWAYS use a storyboard. Here is the storyboard for the new Heartlandia series: A DOCTOR FOR KEEPS … Continue reading

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Introducing Heartlandia

Dear Readers, Welcome to Heartlandia, the little town with a big secret.  I’m so excited to kick off the series with A Doctor for Keeps.   Sometimes a story comes to mind that challenges the heart and soul of the … Continue reading

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