Tag Archives: western historical romance

Getting My Sally Field Moment

Everyone likes a little recognition every now and then. It might be a simple compliment from your boss, thanking you for your hard work on a difficult project or your husband showing his appreciation for making his cup of coffee … Continue reading

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When You Simply Have to Give in to Your Characters

As an author, I’ve tried both pantsing and planning when getting ready to start a new novel. I’ve figured out that pantsing—author-speak for flying by the seat of your pants—doesn’t work for me. If I don’t have any firm direction … Continue reading

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Dime Novels–the 19th Century Harry Potter

When I began writing Written in the Cards, my latest western historical romance, I decided to have my heroine be the author of dime novels. These cheap paperbacks flourished during the 19th century, as increased mechanization made printing them easy. … Continue reading

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Dedicating My Novel – This Time It’s To My Own Daughter

Today is my 4th published book’s birthday! I’m starting to enjoy this whole release day stuff. Written in the Cards is the story of Maggie Rutherford and Ben Morgan, both Yankees who have made their way west. Maggie is from … Continue reading

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Pen Names—For Me . . . and My Heroine!

    Many writers choose to use a pen name when they become published authors. By now, everyone knows that Samuel Clemens became more famous writing The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as Mark Twain, while Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was … Continue reading

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Character Interview with Jed Stone

Today I give a little insight into Jed Stone, the hero from A Game of Chance. This character interview originally appeared on historical romance author Collette Cameron’s Blue Rose Romance blog, Divine Encounters with Love. I’m here today with one of … Continue reading

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The King & I Have Something in Common

Rock ‘n roll fans know that today is a watershed day in history—the anniversary of the birth of Elvis Presley, The King of Rock ‘n Roll. Today is also a landmark for me—the birth of my baby. No, not an … Continue reading

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Resolutions—Make ‘Em or Break ‘Em?

We’re three days into 2014 now, and I’ll bet half of you have already broken a New Year’s Resolution that you made. The other half? You didn’t bother to make any—because you knew you’d break them! I used to make … Continue reading

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Interview at My Nook, Books, & More

I had a lovely visit today with Kathy from My Nook, Books, & More. Here is our interview. Please tell us a little about yourself. I’m a movie buff who loves everything from The Usual Suspects to Pretty Woman. I … Continue reading

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Character Interview for Outlaw Muse

Here’s an interview my characters did today on author Cheryl Yeko’s website. Even though I closed the cover on writing their story, it was fun to “hear” them talk about one other in a new light: Tell us about the … Continue reading

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