Behind the Scenes of “NO PLACE LIKE HOME”

I'm back for another installment of Behind the Scenes, this time talking about No Place Like Home is the second book in the Fred Vickery Mystery series. Fred's son, Douglas, returns to Cutler for a visit, but Fred soon realizes that Douglas isn't interested in catching up with him. He's come home, chasing his ex-wife, … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of “NO PLACE LIKE HOME”

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Time Keeps on Slipping — #MFRWauthor

Happy Friday, everybody! It's week 36 of the Marketing for Romance Writers 52--Week Blog Challenge and today's topic is Managing My Writing Time. This week's post is going to have to be short and sweet. The power cord on my laptop has died, and I have very little battery life left. I ordered a new … Continue reading Time Keeps on Slipping — #MFRWauthor

What Bad Habits? #MFRWauthor

It's week 35 (can you believe it?) of the Marketing for Romance Writers 52-week blog challenge, and this week's topic is My Bad Habits. Like I'd share my bad habits with the world if I even had any, right? I don't have bad habits. I mean, not all of my habits are good, but they're … Continue reading What Bad Habits? #MFRWauthor

5 Places I’ve Found Inspiration for Stories — #upbeatauthors

Writers are often asked where they get the ideas for their stories. Readers are genuinely curious, but writers sometimes have a tough time answering that question. Some stories come into your head with a bang! and some arrive kicking and screaming. Every book is different. Some ideas pop into a writer's head after overhearing a … Continue reading 5 Places I’ve Found Inspiration for Stories — #upbeatauthors

The Doors We Open and Close – #MFRWauthor

It's Friday. Week 34 of the Marketing for Romance Authors 52-week blog challenge, and this week our prompt is Open Doors or Closed Doors? Terrific. I have no idea what that prompt means. Is it asking whether I prefer to work with the door to my office open or closed? Is it asking if I … Continue reading The Doors We Open and Close – #MFRWauthor

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

Behind the Scenes of “CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING”

It's time for another installment of "Behind the Scenes," not for any specific reason, but because it just feels like time to me. And because this is my blog and I make the rules, it's time. I picked today's book, as I always do, by using a random number generator, and today's choice is Christmas … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of “CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING”

A Day in the Life of Me! — #MFRWauthor

4 It's week 31 of the Marketing for Romance Writers (MFRW) 52-Week Blog Challenge. (Let's pause here for a moment to be amazed that I've now blogged for 31 straight weeks without missing a single entry. Are you suitably impressed? Good, then let's move on...) This week's prompt is A Day in My Life. Wow. … Continue reading A Day in the Life of Me! — #MFRWauthor

Behind the Scenes of “THAT WOMAN IN WYOMING”

This is a busy week here on the blog. I'm just popping in to let you know that I'm blogging at the Write Way Cafe today, sharing some insight into the writing of That Woman in Wyoming. Come on over if you have a minute and say hello!  You'll find my post here: