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

Too Many Words? Too Few? — #MFRWauthor

Good morning, world. It's Friday, which means it's time for another entry in the MFRWauthor 52-Week Blogging Challenge. It's week 23, and our prompt is: Word Counts Matter...How Much? How Often? So yeah. Word counts. They are the bane of my existence and the love of my life. They matter--to publishers who are trying to … Continue reading Too Many Words? Too Few? — #MFRWauthor

Behind the Scenes of “REBEL WITHOUT A CAKE”

I logged in to the random number generator this morning and had it pick a book for today's blog post. Its selection? Rebel Without a Cake, the fifth book in the Piece of Cake mystery series I wrote under the pseudonym Jacklyn Brady. I had a great time writing Rebel Without a Cake. In fact, it was … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of “REBEL WITHOUT A CAKE”

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

Behind the Scenes of “LET IT SNOW”

I guess it's about time to use the random number generator again. I'm picking another book for a behind-the-scenes look at what went in to making the story what it is. Today's random pick is Let it Snow, a contemporary romance novel set in southern Colorado. Number 1: The character of Rick Dennehy came to … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of “LET IT SNOW”

All I Gotta Do is Act Naturally — #MFRWauthor

It's week 20 of the MFRWauthor 52-Week Blog Challenge, and today's prompt is Favorite Books Made Into Movies or My favorite movies inspired by books. It probably would have been easier for me to come up with a list of adaptations I find uninspiring or uninteresting because that list is l-o-n-g (although not nearly s long … Continue reading All I Gotta Do is Act Naturally — #MFRWauthor

I Need a Hero — #MFRWauthor

Welcome to week 19 of the MFRWauthor 52-week Blog challenge. This week's prompt is The ideal romance hero. Obviously, everyone is going to have a different response to this prompt. The infinite variety available is one of the best things about books. Whatever your personal likes or dislikes, your background, your must-haves and your must-never-dos, there's … Continue reading I Need a Hero — #MFRWauthor

Congrats to the Winners

In my April newsletter, I announced that I would be giving away copies of two ebooks (Let it Snow and That Woman in Wyoming) to five lucky winners in time for Mother's Day Congratulations to dianaticic sebarker17 tarmywife2006 louranew debbie.m.mitchell   Check your inbox. Your books should be there. If they're not, check your spam … Continue reading Congrats to the Winners

Behind the Scenes of “PEPPERMINT TWISTED”

Well, here we are, ready for the second installment of Behind the Scenes. I was going to put the names of all my novels into a hat and draw one randomly, but I was feeling much too lazy to do all that work, so I assigned each book a number and used an online random … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of “PEPPERMINT TWISTED”

Behind the Scenes of “KEEPING HER SAFE”

Readers are always asking authors where ideas for books, characters, and settings come from, and so I'd like to answer a few of those questions. I'd like to promise that each week I'll pick one book at random and give you five pieces of trivia about the book--but I know myself and life too well … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of “KEEPING HER SAFE”