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A Fresh Approach

I love little getaways. Don’t get me wrong—I’m a fan of taking a week (or more) to vacation. My family’s done a terrific 2-week vacation to Spain, Italy, and France. Another fav was a 10-day swing driving through New Mexico, … Continue reading

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It’s All About Balance (and you thought it was All About That Bass)

It’s All About Balance (and you thought it was All About That Bass) I’m a firm believer in balance. After all, all work and no play didn’t go so well for The Shining’s Jack Torrance! I’ve always had a strong … Continue reading

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Don’t Break out the Champagne Too Soon!

As a writer, I live inside my head a lot. And when I’m writing one of my romance novels, I’m literally eating, breathing, sleeping, and talking to my people all the time! And yes, there are times when they talk … Continue reading

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I Run Away Often . . . Especially to the Old West

When I was growing up, my family didn’t have a lot of money to use for traveling–so I did the next best thing. I read about all the places I wanted to go. I sailed down the Nile and saw … Continue reading

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My New Goal in Life: Rock Leopard Velour Pants

One of my greatest pleasures in life is my morning walk. It’s Me Time. I only answer to me. I walk as long as I wish (or as long as my schedule that day will allow). I listen to music. … 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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Feeling Like One of the Cool Kids

I was never one of the cool kids growing up. You know the kind I’m talking about. Pretty. Popular. The ones that always dressed well in the latest fashions. Knew the right slang catch phrases before everyone else did. Hung … Continue reading

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I’m Luckier Than I Thought

There are lucky people in this world. And then there are those like me. I’m the one who never finds a parking place right in front of where I’m going. If I go to a company picnic, my name is … Continue reading

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Rockin’ and Rollin’ on Roller Coasters … Or Maybe That’s My Writing Career

This is a guest blog I wrote that is appearing on author Melissa Ohnoutka’s Eat Read Rate June 22. A huge thanks to Melissa for hosting me! When I was eight, I discovered why I was placed on this earth. … Continue reading

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I Wouldn’t Make a Good Blind Person…Unless Maybe I Was Writing

Of all my five senses, sight is the most precious to me. I’m a voracious reader, and I would miss seeing the words unfold on the page. I’ve listened to audio books before (Shout out to Kate Burton – she … Continue reading

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My Love Affair with Words

As a writer, I know word choice can be a powerful tool. I love toying with words, using different groupings and phrases until I hit on just the right combination. Action verbs can be fun to play around with as … Continue reading

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