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Spoilers

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about spoilers. Between the latest Avengers movie and the excitement around the last season of Game of Thrones, Twitter has been rife with them over the past week. Spoiler … I don’t watch Game of Thrones so I won’t ruin anything for you here. And spoiler number two … […]

Calculated Risk

First off, let me start of by saying that as I am writing this I have not yet seen Avengers: Endgame – so there will be NO SPOILERS. (Though I may spoil Infinity War somewhat.)  I’m not here to talk about Endgame plot wise.  I’m here to talk about it’s impact.  It’s effect.  And the […]

Mini-Bucket Lists

A few days ago, the notebook where I jot down random ideas broke.  Or, to be more precise, the cover tore in half, the binding snapped, and it more or less exploded paper all over the inside of my bag.  Not great for my organization, but it did help me trip across a list I […]

The Golden Ticket

I loved Autumn’s inspiring post on Monday and it dovetailed with something I’ve been thinking about lately. There’s a line in the movie YOU’VE GOT MAIL. Meg Ryan (a children’s bookstore owner in the film) remarks about the books we read as kids: “Because when you read a book as a child, it becomes a […]

WHY DO YOU WRITE?

Why Do You Write? In the writing communities I belong to, the question being asked is why should I continue to write. Authors of all levels are asking this question because their incomes have dropped dramatically. Many can no longer support their families or the life style they’ve become accustomed too. They’re searching for jobs […]

Elton’s Smile

I recently had the opportunity to see Elton John in concert. I’ve loved his music forever but have never had a chance to see him perform and now that I have I am kicking myself I waited this long!

Consolation Day: We’ve Got Hugs, Chocolate, and Some Reminders You Need to Hear Right Now!!

Well, this stinks. The universe clearly %*$%#$&!!ed up this time. You submitted your wonderful, awesome, from-the-very-depths-of-your-heart precious book—your book that truly DESERVED it, the book you sweated and cried and suffered over, the book that made your CP weep tears of joy—and you WANTED TO FINAL SO BAD. Especially this year. And you stared at […]

Welcome 2019 Golden Heart and RITA Finalists!

CONGRATULATIONS, 2019 FINALISTS!!! You’ve made it through the eye of the needle: RWA judges are among the most demanding in the reading world, and nobody gets these nominations without having written an AMAZING book! (I have to say, my packet of Golden Heart entries were REALLY strong, so strong I had to remind myself I […]

It’s Golden Heart / RITA Nomination Announcement Day!!!

LET THE CYBER-PARTY BEGIN… Golden Heart and RITA nomination phone calls are going out today, and thousands of hopeful romance authors are trembling with anticipation as they wait to see if their phone will ring!! We’re here to cheer, commiserate, celebrate, hold hands with other nervous hopefuls, give you good company to gnaw your fingernails […]

Preparing for a Reader Conference

Have you ever attended a Reader Writer get together, event, or conference? As an author, I love spending a weekend with readers! And just as there are varied and wonderfully unique books, there are different types of reader weekends. As an attending author, I need to tailor my preparations to the type of reader event […]

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  • Gwyn: I’ve never seen GoT, but I bought the books for Hubble and read the first three (or four?) before the...
  • Vivi Andrews/Lizzie Shane: I have mixed feelings about spoilers. I see that they are generated by excitement and I...
  • Tamara Hogan: –> What collective zeitgeist is tapped into when such large numbers of people are so engaged...
  • Elizabeth Langston: I think my husband would agree that I love to share stories. I recently read a Mafia romance. On...
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