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Why would I think that, you ask. After all, I am the perennial hostess of the Heart of Louisiana‘s annual Readers’ Luncheon. Well, recently, two things happened that make me question this. About a month and a half ago, I had an appointment with my pain doctor to get my meds refilled. I do this …
I’m excited to introduce you to this book for a couple of reasons. First, Wendy is a friend and a member of our local RWA chapter. Second, I was one of the editors on this book. I honestly think it’s one of the most original, exciting YA books out there. Do yourself and any young …
Dear friends, I find myself worried today. I know that God is in charge and prayer is better than worry, and trust me, I have prayed about this, but I won’t stop worrying until it’s over. Let me start at the very beginning. This is my baby boy: Now, of course, that was when he …
I love doing National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but I don’t do it every year because usually I’m in the middle of a book and don’t want to stop to start something new. This year, I finished the second run through of Pigsty Princess the end of September and decided to let it sit long …
Prologue to the story: When we were in China, Katja and I took our kids (the ones that were in China!) to a shopping center with the intention of looking at silk. Now, I never buy silk here in the States so finding out they originally wanted something like $100/meter nearly knocked me over. In …
I have always love vintage clothing, especially the WWII era. If you have seen any of my pictures from recent Readers’ Luncheons, which I post on Facebook, you know that I’m all about the clothes. Well, a while back I bought a pattern for a 40s era Swing Dress from Sense & Sensibility patterns. I’m …
Here is another excerpt from Sword & Illusion, available at all your favorite on-line bookstores: When the monk saw him, a look of recognition and relief appeared on his face. ʺDuke Emory, I’ʹm glad you haven’ʹt left yet.” The small man’ʹs eyes grew soft, and he handed the scroll and a book to Varian. As …
Today I did a clever thing. I got out of bed and as I was going to the bathroom, the little toe on my right foot got caught on the corner of the bed frame and I stumbled (well, nearly flew) into the bookcase at the end of the bed and fell against the dresser. …
Gossip Girl is my guilty pleasure and down time TV, relaxation show. I’m now on the fifth season. One of the characters, Dan, has wanted to be a writer since we first saw him, so naturally I knew that part wouldn’t be portrayed realistically. My daughter has already finished the series and warned me that …
Years ago when I started trying to write I romance, I confess that I thought it would be easy. In fact, I had heard so much about “the formula” that I spent a lot of time trying to find it, thinking that there had to be some “fill in the blanks” template somewhere I could …
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