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”

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

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:

A Few Ways I’ve Found to Foster Creativity — #UpbeatAuthors

Creativity is a fragile thing. It can be hampered by all kinds of things, like the pressure to produce and criticism. Tack on the need to earn money using your creativity, and the creative spirit can (and often will) take a hike--a long one.  I've been a full-time writer for more than 20 years now, … Continue reading A Few Ways I’ve Found to Foster Creativity — #UpbeatAuthors

Ask a Question, But Never Answer It — #MFRWauthor

It's week 28 of the MFRWauthor 52-Week Blog Challenge, and this week's prompt is it's a Life Lessons in My Books. I love this topic, I just wish I had more time to work on it. With a house still full of grandkids and half a dozen projects in various stages, I'm having a tough … Continue reading Ask a Question, But Never Answer It — #MFRWauthor