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”

Sit Down, John! #upbeatauthors

It's Monday, which means it's the start of a brand-new work week, and that means another installment of posts from Upbeat Authors. Today's topic My Favorite Historical Figure. Really, I should say figures, plural, because my favorites are a couple. I don't think one could have done what they did without the other. Though I … Continue reading Sit Down, John! #upbeatauthors

He Said, She Said — Favorite Book Quotes #MFRWauthor

Welcome to Week 40 of the Marketing for Romance Writers 52-Week Blog Challenge. This week's prompt is Favorite Book Quotes -- and this may just be the week that finally does me in. It's not that I don't read, it's that I don't remember any quotable quotes from the books I've read over the years. … Continue reading He Said, She Said — Favorite Book Quotes #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”

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

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

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”

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:

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