Category : Personal

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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 …
My son starts fifth grade today which is mixed emotions all by itself. Where did my baby go? Found out that an author I’m working with contacted the publisher and asked for her book to be reassigned. I wish she’d talked to me about her concerns. The publisher asked me why this happened and while …
A blog I read today got me to thinking about all the amazing women I’ve met along my romance writing journey. I thought I’d do a series of blog posts introducing you to some. I started this journey to becoming an author, a journey I’m still on, by the way, back around 1984 or 5. …
Hi, gang! I know this will somehow make it to Facebook through Networked Blogs. I’m taking a sabbatical from Facebook because I have a short attention span and get distracted from my writing very easily. My daughter laughed when I told her my plan. “How will we know what you’re doing every minute of the …
So, you know what I love? Plumbing issues! Truly. It’s my fave! This morning about 5:30, I woke up and heard water running. In my sleepy state, I thought, “Why is Steve taking a shower at this time of the morning?” Then I realized it didn’t sound like the shower, so I got out of …
Today we went to the bell tower (sad story about the casting of the bell and the caster’s daughter jumping into the mold at the last minute to ensure a good cast – possibly a story idea in that) and the drum tower. Hadn’t planned on climbing to the top of either, but at the …
Hi, guys. So, yesterday we went to the Summer Palace. I don’t know a lot about Chinese history and our host’s wife isn’t fluent enough in English to describe too much of what we saw. For instance, I had a whole story in my head about the Dowager Empress kidnapping a little boy and holding …
Today, I pulled a newsletter from my college alma mater out of the mailbox and dropped it onto my son’s lap as he sat in the passenger’s seat of the car. “That’s the school I went to,” I said. “For college.” He picked up the glossy magazine and said, “Wow.” Then a moment later, he …
In about six weeks, our family will head to China for the month of July. Facebook will not be available to me, according to this site, but my blog here will be, so I’m going to try to start updating things here more regularly. I felt pretty miserable yesterday, and I figured out why. Completely …
Thank you so much for having me here today! I am so excited about the release of The Samurai’s Garden. Though I’ve already had four novellas published, this is the book of my heart – I started writing it over seven years ago, when I retired from my full-time teaching job. I started thinking about …
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