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How Do You Do That?

  “Hey fellow authors!” I scrolled down to read the message. “How many books will you write and publish this year?” The replies popped up. My jaw dropped. “Six to write and seven more to publish.” “Write twelve and publish fifteen including three box sets.” Whoa. I ask myself “How do you do that?” My editor […]

Readers’ Choice!

Every featured town in the linked article from Travel Awaits is within driving distance of our home in Nova Scotia. So, dear readers, I want to hear from you! Which would be the ideal setting for my next romance novel? https://www.travelawaits.com/2713479/nova-scotia-towns-like-a-hallmark-christmas-movie/?amp&fbclid=IwAR11QuAAuyFRi-rk3QimZnw47-cpeuixE1ZZU-K11tjfIbcKf2NQLSKhopY

Who’s My Muse

An author friend fessed up to crafting stories around real life people or personalities that inspire her and asked who inspires me.   I hesitated to answer. I write fiction. The characters in my books are an amalgamation of my life experiences and imagination.   An interview in a magazine spawned the character of Chef […]

What We’ll Do For Love

A reader and aspiring writer asked for the message behind my current work in progress. Every author has experienced the struggle of the caption, that short and snappy discovery description summarizing thousands of words and multiple chapters to hook readers. We write lines into pages of words. Combine some. Cross out others. Read the words […]

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My bad could be good for you! The planned October release of Case #2 in The UnMatchables series won’t happen. That’s my bad. Well, sort of. The book launch date I’d penciled in my author calendar for “Danger Revealed” would have fallen on opening day of the 2021 World Series. A day short of one year […]

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Brrrr!! Writing Winter in Summer

Freelancers know all about writing articles for a future season. Tips on creating the perfect Christmas centerpiece when the rose bush outside our window is in full bloom. Pitching the latest trends in swimwear while bundled up in sweats. .  The UnMatchables next high risk case takes place in December when the Windy City of […]

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Write Up! August 2021

The love of my life and I planned a summer of day trips to Nova Scotia’s beautiful beaches. We mapped out routes while the snow fell. Huddled and hugged in front of the woodstove and under the duvet. Dreamed of warm sand, blue skies, the ocean and lemonade. We got there. Then two days later the […]

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Write Up! July 2021

Ah, Summer. My favorite time of year.   As an Iowa child, I dreamed of living where it’s warm year round. Where ice is served in drinks, snow is on Christmas cards and neither ever falls from the sky. Then I married a Canadian. So much for that dream! But we do live near the […]

Write Up! June 2021

  I was about four chapters into this book when I caught myself wishing the story was on a screen. Cable, movie, doesn’t matter. It has that much potential for a strong visual story. This political thriller, refreshingly set in Canada instead of Washington DC, has the pace of Scandal and the complexity of West […]