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We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Blog Post…

Hi, friends! I did not participate in Five Minute Friday today because: A. We are traveling back from Great Wolf Lodge and I’m so water-logged and exhausted I can barely speak in coherent sentences. And also… B. Harlequin invited me to share my Call Story over at So You Think You Can Write. #yesplease! I’ve
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I Think I Feel a Plot Coming On!

I’m often asked by readers, “Where do you get your ideas for your novels?” At the risk of sounding completely absurd, I have to say the ideas that prompt the initial paragraphs are a gift. There’s no other explanation. In the case of my current work-in-progress, I have family vacations and a dear friend to
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Adventures of a Debut Author: Road Signs and Mile Markers

photo credit: Compfight Yesterday, a friend asked me if I wrote myself into the plot of Unraveled. The short answer is, ‘yes’. While the heroine’s story isn’t my personal story, there are elements of the author woven into the characters. It’s inevitable in the creative process, as far as I’m concerned. Just as our children
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Adventures of a Debut Author: A Grateful Heart

Ya’ll. Look what arrived on my doorstep yesterday. Long distance high fives and scrumptious treats … A celebration in a box for the imminent release of my first novel. Squeeee! Chocolate, more chocolate, access to coffee and a framed photo of the novel’s cover. I heart my people. While I’ve been known to get completely
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