Spring has Sprung

At the end of February, we left for a vacation-a wonderful 14-day cruise to Hawaii and back, compete with bucket list experiences of flying in a helicopter over an active volcano and numerous encounters with breaching whales. Awesome! When we left, the garden was dreary and drab, with a few daffodils blooming as hints of…

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Reader Feedback Makes my Heart Sing

Sometimes, being a writer is a lonely occupation.  We sit at our desk/table/steering wheel, spewing ideas on to a legal pad/computer/tablet.  And we don’t always hear about the impact our work has on our readers. In the end, we write to make people happy.  Ourselves.  And our readers. Okay, I know I’M HAPPY.  But what…

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Snow Changes Everything

In our area we’re obsessed with weather. No it’s not because we rely on agriculture and tourism to fill the coffers and cash registers.

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Where to Find Your Next Incredible Read

I have two best friends who read – a lot, as in, they have time to finish multiple books in a week.  I’ll just say it right now – I’m SO jealous!  And I’m lucky, because they pass on many great suggestions to me. Now if I only had the time… It isn’t only friends’…

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Worry Poster

Where do Themes come from?

Readers are always curious how authors can sit down facing a blank page (paper or electronic), and fill it with a story that engages and intrigues them.  It’s more than characters and more than the plot line. Stories have themes, the building of a crescendo about an issue that is something the audience can relate…

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How to Write a Series

Do you get hooked on a fiction series, loving the fact that you become familiar with a cast of characters or a location? Do you find yourself living with them like they are a group of good friends, knowing you can pick up where you left off a few months before and continue the relationship?…

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