Binge Reading – Historical Romance

I have a current favorite series in Historical Romance by author Kathryn LeVeque  I love good books in a series, and this author is very prolific.  Her stories can be a bit repetitive after you’ve read twenty books – which I have since January (actually I’m on book 24). However – they have a good […]

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Writing: The gap between

There are times when I wonder why I write.  I used to paint, obsessively. I did so for twenty years. I think my lowest point—caught in the worst of the obsession—was when I ignored Thanksgiving dinner for hours because I had to get one gesture right and the paint wasn’t cooperating. This is what painting […]

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Cover Reveal : The Darkness in Dreams

I’m very excited to reveal the fabulous cover for The Darkness In Dreams.  The tentative release date is March, and once it is finalized I will let you know! I’m posting the first draft of the blurb ~ They are actually very hard to write! I’d rather rework my first chapter for the 100th time. […]

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The Girl on the Beach

Three focused on the photographs. Her attention sharpened on the image of a girl, mid-twenties and slender, walking on a rocky beach. Blond hair lifted in the breeze while behind her raged a stormy sea. The girl had turned toward the camera as if someone called her name. The tension in her expression was startling. […]

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“There was always a darkness in the dreams…we planned it that way.”

“There was always a darkness in the dreams…we planned it that way.” ~~A quote attributed to Three, the powerful Calata member, never verified Three is an interesting character.  She is an immortal, a powerful member of the ruling Calata, and she plays a major role in my Calata-Immortal Warrior series.  Her history is filled with […]

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Using Research to Get Past Writer’s Block

I love telling stories that sweep around the world to exotic locations.  I can indulge my fantasies about travel — an ancestor of mine traveled across the Sahara by car when she was a young woman, unmarried, and I’ve always envied her spirited zest for life.  Perhaps that’s why I became a writer.  I can […]

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Insecurity, and why you shouldn’t resist growth

A few years ago, I realized I was living in security, when what I really needed was to live in insecurity.  And I might add I’ve been a security addict my entire life.  Old habits, fearing the consequences — like the kind your mother threatened if you didn’t eat the peas.  Well, those consequences hang […]

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