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Writing Process Tag

  Author Rue Allyn tagged me for this chain blog. I’ve known Rue for a number of years through MVRWA. The past couple of years she’s written and published with a vengeance. I guess it’s easy for her to write … Continue reading

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Soapbox Novelist

As a romance novelist, I have high expectations for my stories. First and foremost, they should give readers a tale they love. Next, I want to make readers feel hopeful about life. By ‘The End’ my books should confirm readers’ … Continue reading

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The Death That Made Men Live

Sometimes a traumatic event changes the course of people’s lives. That’s the basis for my “Secrets” trilogy. An angel like this watches over Billy Ziffkin’s grave. He was the victim of a robbery gone terribly wrong. Billy doesn’t appear in … Continue reading

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Parched in the Cemetery?

Did you know that some cemeteries pipe in water not just to keep the grass green but to allow mourners to water flowers planted around their loved ones’ headstones? While I was editing my new release, Grave Secrets, my editor … Continue reading

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Where Does Analise Work?

I collect lots of things to use in future novels, including company names. When I saw the name Rest Assured Graveside Care, I gave it a double take. It sounded cool. That would be an interesting company to work for … Continue reading

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Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop

Thanks for hopping to my blog during the Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop. I have a $5 gift card to award one lucky commenter. Enter using the Rafflecopter below. EACH blog in the hop is doing a giveaway. Yep. … Continue reading

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What A Difference A Day Makes

In early October, while I was on vacation from the day job, I watched the remaining leaves change daily. It was their last gasp as November barreled in. From Monday, when I could begin to see my neighbor’s house across … Continue reading

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Learning Tension from Weather

A few weeks ago, as Hurricane Sandy marched up the east coast, I watched the flags on the flagpoles across the street. They blew east, then west, then south, and then they hung limp before the wind picked up again. … Continue reading

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What Would You Do for Your BFF?

I’m also over at Crimson Romance today talking about finding the story magic. This past weekend I spent time with my BFF. We both lead busy lives, so I had to book an appointment with her a month ago. She … Continue reading

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There’s A Castle in my Novel…

…And it’s not a historical setting! This is Belhurst Castle on Seneca Lake, one of the Finger Lakes in New York. I feature it in a scene in my novel Hero Needed, released from Crimson Romance on October 22nd. Writers … Continue reading

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