Fangirl Friday

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and our minds have turned to cyber Monday and shopping. First, being a historical romance reader, I have to mention the seasonal historical romance anthology list Madeline Hunter has in her USA Today column HEA this week.   Some of the Ruby sisters have novellas mentioned. Jacie Floyd has this bit […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Today the Rubies are spending time with families and loved ones, feeling grateful for the many blessings we have, even in these complicated, unpredictable times. If you have a moment, please share in the comments below about one thing you’re grateful for in your life.

Tis the Season for Reading!

Happy Thanksgiving (a few days early)!  I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge sucker for holiday traditions.  Right now I’m off over the river (Pacific Ocean) and through the woods (rain forest) to my grandmother’s house to begin the holiday merry-go-round.  I know it may be early to be talking about Christmas, but […]

Fangirl Friday

The Conspiring Woman by Kate Parker debuted this week. The fourth Georgia Fenchurch/Victorian Bookshop Mystery goes into late-Victorian London in search of a missing child and his mother. Georgia is almost alone as this case begins. Aunt Phyllida is nursing a friend through pneumonia. Emma is on her honeymoon. The Duke of Blackford has traveled […]

Love Between The Covers Documentary

For the last five years, documentary film maker Laurie Kahn and crew have been following players within the romance industry, culminating in the Love Between the Covers documentary which released earlier this year. This last Saturday, the film showed at the St. Louis Film Festival followed by a panel of published romance authors from the […]

NaNo 2015 Midway Check-In

Fate has a way of making us laugh at ourselves. Hard. Last year at the NaNoWriMo mid-point check-in, I was exulting in my new-found revelation that if I worked consistently every day (no binge-writing days, no completely off days), I could stay right on target with my word-count progress. Look at this beauty of a […]

Fangirl Friday

Harlequin is holding a huge sale until November 17th. All Jeannie Lin’s Historicals and Undones are on sale for $1.99.       Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo AppleGoogle       Liz Talley has a bunch of books in this Harlequin sale. Check out for the ones selling for $1.99 Anne Marie Becker […]

Excuse Me, This Is NOT the Life I Ordered !

Guiding Light Foy Vance Well the road is wide,and waters run on either side,and my shadow went with fading light,stretching out towards the night. ‘Cause the Sun is low,and I yet have still so far to go, my lonely heart is beating so,tired of the wonder. But there’s a sign ahead,though I think it’s the […]

Decoupage Your Promo

As authors, we are creative people. Some feel that their creativity lies only in the written word, but I believe that creativity is broader within people. It just takes a little teasing to bring it out and a willingness to risk, mess up, and learn. It is a great way to exercise the far reaches […]

What I Learned Writing Short Stories

You may have heard before that switching up formats — from novels to short stories, for example — can help you grow as a writer. The reason I’ve most often heard cited for this is that it teaches you to write more concisely. To say more with less. I whole-heartedly agree, but in my own […]

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