Category Archives: Books

The Day After…

Wow, time has really flown. I see that my last blog was September 24th, when I was sending off my final draft to the publisher, and I was promising to keep everyone up to date on the progress of the … Continue reading

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Circling the Sun – A confession and a review

I have a confession to make, and for most of those who know me, you won’t be very surprised. I’m not an adventurous person. There, I said it. When I was a teen and young woman I read two authors … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

A little more than a decade ago, I wrote my first novel. I had no idea if I was going to be able to finish it, or if it would ever end up in print. It turned out I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Sometimes you have to let it go

I had to give up a child this week. Not literally, of course. But, I had invested a certain amount of time and effort into a project and I had loved it in my own way. It began months ago when I … Continue reading

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A taste of a work-in-progress

  Since Betrayal was published, many people have asked me if I’m working on another novel. Each time, my response was the same: ‘I’m always working on another novel’. Nine times out of ten, they reacted with surprise, as if … Continue reading

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The Value of Blog Comments

Source: The Value of Blog Comments As part of the October Platform Challenge through Writer’s Digest, we have to complete a task every day.  Because of this, we are starting to connect with other writers and interesting blogs.  This is … Continue reading

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Sometimes you have to ignore the advice

  I started writing several years ago. As soon as I sat down at my computer and started transferring my thoughts to paper I was hooked. It was fun! All I had to do was let the idea flow towards … Continue reading

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PLA – A Writer’s Condition

I’m sure I’m not the first author to suffer from PLA (Post-Launch Anxiety), but I’ve been experiencing this ailment  since the release of my first published novel.   I’ve never actually heard of such a condition, but I’m convinced it must exist and the … Continue reading

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Launch day

I am still on cloud nine after my book launch for Betrayal. After a bit of a stress-filled week, worrying about the books arriving on time, anxiety about the food preparation and the myriad other small details which I was … Continue reading

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How do I end it all?

I have discovered the biggest challenge I have as a writer is how to end a story. I always admire other authors who can end a novel perfectly, sliding in to home base gracefully with a rousing cheer from the … Continue reading

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