A Childhood Pastime – #upbeatauthors

Happy Monday! It's the start of a brand new week. It's going to be a great week, beginning with the solar eclipse today and moving right on through to the end of the week. On Upbeat Authors, our challenge this week is to think about something we enjoyed doing as a child that we commit … Continue reading A Childhood Pastime – #upbeatauthors


You Can’t Pour From an Empty Jar – #MFRWauthor

It's Friday again, and that puts us at Week 33 of the Marketing For Romance Authors 52-Week Blog Challenge. This week's prompt is What I Do To Recharge. It's a good topic, I think. As an adult human being, it's far too easy to burn the candle at both ends without fully recharging, Do that … Continue reading You Can’t Pour From an Empty Jar – #MFRWauthor

Tell Me a Story. Any Story — #MFRWauthor

It's week 30 of the MFRWauthor 52 Week Blog Challenge, and this week's topic is books: Paperback, ebook, or audio? Honestly, for me, it doesn't matter. I love stories. I don't care what medium a storyteller chooses to use. I love books, I love movies, I love TV, I love hearing someone tell a story … Continue reading Tell Me a Story. Any Story — #MFRWauthor

A Favorite Book is Like an Old Friend – #MFRWauthor

Happy Friday! It's Week 25 of the MFRWauthor 52-Week Blog Challenge, and this week's prompt is Favorite Books to Read. My question for you is: how much time do you have? Because asking authors or any other voracious reader about their favorite books is...well, it could make for some long (but extremely interesting) posts. I'm … Continue reading A Favorite Book is Like an Old Friend – #MFRWauthor

I Can’t Stand it When… #MFRWauthor

It's Friday, and that means it's week 22 of the MFRWauthor 52-week blog challenge. This week's prompt is  My pet peeve in a book. I'm a demanding reader. I'm going to admit that right off the bat. I think I always have been in some ways. Becoming a writer has, I think, made me even … Continue reading I Can’t Stand it When… #MFRWauthor

On Reading (and Writing) a Series of Books

I came across an old blog post this morning in which I admitted that, with 200 pages left to go, I had given up reading The Chronicles of Narnia -- at least I had given up on reading it straight through to the end. I was reading the book for my book club, but I … Continue reading On Reading (and Writing) a Series of Books

Ode to an Old Favorite

I was watching TV for a few minutes yesterday, mindlessly skipping through channels as I tried to figure out whether I needed to insert a completely new scene in this manuscript, when I stumbled across a program profiling Nick Nolte. The program caught my attention because the picture they showed was of Nolte as a relatively … Continue reading Ode to an Old Favorite

Confessions of a Bookaholic

About this time last year, I lost my interest in books for a while.  I remember sitting by my daughter's hospital bed trying very hard to read a book because I had to do something, but having a horrible time trying to concentrate on the words. I am pleased--no THRILLED-- to report that my interest … Continue reading Confessions of a Bookaholic

What are you Reading?

It's summertime and the thermometer is inching up toward 100 here at my house.  I have way too much work to do to shut down and read something wonderful while sipping a cool drink, but that's exactly what I want to do.  For me, the heat of summer is as conducive to a reading jag as … Continue reading What are you Reading?

God Bless Stephen King

I love Stephen King. Not as an author, but as an author. Now, before you go thinking that doesn't make any sense, let me clarify. I don't read Stephen King's books. Not because I don't think he's an extremely talented author, but because I've had enough horror in my real life, and I just don't … Continue reading God Bless Stephen King