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Taking Space on My Kindle Fire

I thought I’d share what’s taking space on my Kindle these days…  I mostly read and watch movies on it, and it’s a shiny new Kindle Fire HDX that I got for Christmas.  (Thanks, brother!) Currently Reading The Countess Conspiracy…

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Good news for small press authors…

Due to a huge asteroid filled of deadlines aiming at my head this week, I need to halt the continuance of the Rejection Letters series for another week.  Here’s hoping that all deadlines are met before the asteroid crashes into…

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What is a happy ending?

If you are a romance reader and/or writer, you’re well acquainted with the “formula” for a romance novel – boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back and lives happily ever after.  The very…

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Don’t Just Read — Analyze!

Writers read. You’ve probably heard the advice many times — you can’t expect to write well in a genre you don’t read. But I’m going to add a caveat. Great writer’s don’t just read. They analyze. I recently attended Donald Maass‘s Fire…

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Don’t Just Read: Study!

‘Fession Time. Did you do your homework? Come on, hands in the air, don’t be shy. Just kidding! I don’t really expect you to drop what you’re reading just because I recommended a book. However, I hope you will add…

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Let’s SWAP TBR Piles…

I imagine for most of us, books are as much a staple in our houses as furniture (and heck, the former may even be used upon occasion to prop up the latter.)  And if you’re like me, you have some…

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Opposites attract–and make good CP’s

Today I’d like to welcome my good friend, co-author of Welcome to Redemption, and critique partner, Donna Marie Rogers.   We’re about as opposite as they come: She’s shorter, I’m taller.  She’s got dark hair, I’m a red head.  She loves…

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My shiny, new and ooooh so pretty toy–the KINDLE 2.0.

Now given that I'm a romance author, that could have a whole host of connotations but I assure you this post is strictly G-rated. What I am so unabashedly going on about is the wonderful gift that my husband gave…

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You Do Judge a Book By Its Cover

Since we were children, we have been told not to "judge a book by its cover." Of course, when you're six years old that means not to assume that the girl in the corner who looked and dressed different from…

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