The Scents – and Sense – of Things

We had rain this week, unusual in June in both it’s duration and amount.  The last truly significant rain was the beginning of May, and we’ve been behind all year.  In a month’s time, drought will be the buzzword again. But that’s not what is most compelling about this rain.  What changes the most when…

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Taking a Walk for Inspiration

I was looking for a little inspiration last week for Flynn’s Crossing Book 6, Wine Into Water, the story of Marguerite and Deke.  Marguerite is the winemaker at Witch Hill Winery, and Deke’s adjacent ranch has been in his family for seven generations. To jog my brain cells, I headed off to visit my friends…

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Using Sounds to Tell Your Story

Using Sounds to Tell Your Story 06-13-13 As a writer, I spend a lot of time listening.  I listen for accents, dialects, and speech patterns.  I listen to sagas of woe and tales of joy.  I listen with story ideas, scene concepts, and plot arcs settling in my memory. More than this, though, I listen…

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Spirits vs. Progress- Who Will Win?

Spirits vs. Progress – Who Will Win? 05-23-13 Who’s next for romance in Flynn’s Crossing? Old bones, predestined love, and troubled adversaries clash as an unlikely relationship soars to conquer the spirit world.  The story of Tess and Powers is heating up Main Street! Yes, it’s finally out!  “Blooms on the Bones”, Book 5 in…

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Gratefulness And Lots of It

Gratefulness – And Lots of It! 05-16-13 I am grateful for all of the terrific writers who keep crafting wonderful stories, despite all odds.  They write at two in the morning, on the way to their dreary day jobs, before their kids get up in the morning and in every mode and method imaginable.  And…

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Author Q&A: Where is Flynn’s Crossing?

Author Q&A:  Where is Flynn’s Crossing? 05-02-13 Want to visit Flynn’s Crossing in person?  People ask me questions about the town all the time.  Here’s some fun Q&A to learn more about it! Q:  Where is Flynn’s Crossing? A:  In actuality, it exists only in my mind – and in yours after you read about…

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