Is Flynn’s Crossing a Real Place?

People ask me this a lot.  Is Flynn’s Crossing, the small foothills town in northern California I feature in the eponymous romantic suspense series, a real place?  “Like, could we visit it?” <<SIGH>>  This is the blessing and curse of creating a series people relate to, set in a place they come to love and…

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Life is like a Jigsaw Puzzle – with Pieces Missing

Last Christmas, I asked my husband for a jigsaw puzzle.  I wanted one complicated enough to be a challenge, with a picture we’d consider “fun”.  And boy, did he deliver! This 1000 piece beauty has everything to make you crazy.  Big swaths of blue sky painted from the setting sun meet deeper blue ocean.  An…

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A Dark and Scary Place

Yes, these scientists are using their power for good. But what happens when – not if – someone uses it for evil? Or has someone already?

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Writing Fast is Possible!

A flurry of emails between writing friends over the weekend produced the following question: Yvonne, how can you write so fast? (Implied in this should also probably be, and not have it all turn out to be c— that needs to be deleted?)

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Where Ideas Come From

I have one of the best jobs on the planet.  I get to think about ideas, research things, and make up stories using those concepts.  Over the first seven books of my Flynn’s Crossing Series, I’ve learned about soldier PTSD, metal art, building the Panama Canal, movie making, Native American spiritualism, multigenerational ranch history, and…

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Flynn's Crossing, Romance, Small Town, Belonging, Holidays, Holiday Traditions, Tree Spirits

The Outtake – A Valuable Writing Tool

An outtake was the perfect solution. I made the decision to write this at novella length, telling the story through the eyes of a single point of view (POV) character.

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