My good friend Leah likes to ask questions on Facebook to start discussions. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Today’s questions got me really thinking. “What’s something YOU asked Santa for when you were younger that you never got – or did get and wish you still had?” I wanted to answer her but didn’t …
Recently a kerfuffle erupted on Twitter over a book called The Cruelty and its author, S. Bergstrom. Bergstrom, the S is for Scott, was interviewed by Publishers Weekly where he said: “The morality of the book is more complicated than a lot of YA so I wanted to try doing it on my own,” Bergstrom …
This week my guest is the very patient Helen Pollard. Helen Pollard writes contemporary romance with old-fashioned heart. She believes there will always be a place for romantic fiction, no matter how fast-paced and cynical the world becomes. Readers still want that feel-good factor – to escape from their own world for a while and …
I’m joining fellow Clean Reads author, Felicia Rogers for Fourteen Line Friday. You can see the rules and other great excerpts over at Felicia’s site, but I wanted to share my fourteen lines with you here. This excerpt comes from Pigsty Princess, my latest epic fantasy novel (released in February). Buy links are at the …
Check out this blog post by a friend of mine, Heather Gray. She started Wordy Wednesdays, and I think it’s a cute idea. Here’s mine, which you can also read in the comments over there, along with lots of other excerpts. “Why would the Royal Princess fire Nicoletta?” Darius asked, putting his arm around the …
Hi, my pretty, pretty princesses! I hope spring is beginning to show her face where you live. Here in Louisiana, it’s wet today but finally we’re not dealing with cold weather that we’re not used to. Easter Sunday was beautiful, although it got a bit rainy in the afternoon. Mass was, as always, joyous and …
5 Stars: A great first book to this series with solid characters built around a wonderful imaginary land. The concept of the sensitivities is very intriguing and it will be interesting to see how that goes further into the series. 5 Stars: Wonderful story and great read. I enjoyed the book a lot – and …
Today I am participating for the first time in Snippet Sunday. Here are just a few lines from Questionable Queen, the sequel to Pigsty Princess. Royal Princess Ursula, the sister of Queen Mariana, heroine of Pigsty, has gone to see her mother after agreeing to marry the King of Heyton, a country Valborough has been …
Finally, I have a new laptop, AND I can get my old hard drive from Best Buy this weekend. In the meantime, I’m posting a special Getting to Know you. Cathy Bennett Lascow has been more than patient with me as I deal with my own procrastination issues, illness, computer troubles, etc. Anyone else would …
My husband and I just got a nice email from a children’s book author we know, Buddy Estes, about Sword & Illusion I just finished reading Sword and Illusion and I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed it. Very well written and a lot of unexpected events. The ending did not turn out …
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