Category Archives: The Writer’s life

MEMORIES FROM MONTANA

Last August we visited a state we’d never been to before, Montana. I’ve always wanted to go there but had yet to make it. So when my husband suggested we take a trip to Montana and North Dakota, I was … Continue reading

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TEN YEARS AGO MY FIRST BOOK RELEASED

It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed since my very first Harlequin Medical Romance, HER BABY’S SECRET FATHER, was published. I’ll be honest and say I cringed when I heard the title, though my working title wasn’t much … Continue reading

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MILO THE MAGNIFICENT

Anyone who knows me from Facebook knows about my sweet little pooch, Milo. In case you don’t, here is a brief history of my precious rescue doggie. Check out this cute little flyer they made for him, long before I … Continue reading

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Annual RWA Conference Fun

Every July the Romance Writers of America, the only writers’ organization I belong to, hold their annual conference. This year it was in San Diego. It always starts off with a bang on Wednesday night with a huge author signing … Continue reading

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WEDDING DATE WITH THE ARMY DOC and Zombies

It’s true, I am fascinated with zombies. I’m a fan of The Walking Dead, absolutely loved Warm Bodies, thoroughly enjoy Zombieland, laughed my butt off in Shaun of the Dead, got a real kick out of Pride and Prejudice and … Continue reading

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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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