The Day I Got “The Call” — #MFRWauthor

Welcome to Week #45 of the Marketing for Romance Writers 52-Week blog challenge.  This week's prompt is An Unforgettable Day in My Life, which is an easy prompt in some ways since there are many memorable days in anyone's lifetime. Trying to pick just one is a bit of a chore, but since I've written … Continue reading The Day I Got “The Call” — #MFRWauthor

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Behind the Scenes of “Arsenic and Old Cake”

It's been a while since I've written a "Behind the Scenes" blog post, so I decided this morning it was time to log into the random number generator and pick a book. I was kind of excited to see that I landed on Arsenic and Old Cake because I had a lot of fun writing … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of “Arsenic and Old Cake”

Inspire Me! — #MFRWauthor

Welcome to week #41 of the Marketing for Romance Writers 52-week blog challenge. This week's prompt is My Blogging Inspiration. Hoo-boy. I could make this post short and sweet by saying right now, this challenge is my blogging inspiration. But that would hardly make it worth the effort you spent clicking on my link, so … Continue reading Inspire Me! — #MFRWauthor

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”

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