Life’s Passages

As I write this, I’m flying home from a three-day reunion with my two older sisters. My husband did not want me to go. “Why put yourself through traveling right now?” he said. “You’re in terrible shape.” Truth be told, at the moment, I’m not feeling so hot. I’m ten days away from spinal surgery…

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The Magic of Libraries

Like so many writers, libraries hold a special place in my heart. From the time I was a little girl, a trip to the library meant entering a magical world filled with countless delights—all those inviting books that could take you to different places and lives, some similar to your own and some so different…

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Meet Multicultural Romance Writer Dei Araujo

I feel a special connection to writers who are not only committed to writing entertaining stories, but ones that tackle tough subjects. Dei Araujo is one of those special writers. Moreover, she has terrific advice for aspiring writers, and I’m so delighted to welcome her to my blog. Below are her responses to my interview…

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Comfort Food for Writers and Other Humans

The writing life has plenty of ups—those days when the words tumble out like Niagara Falls, the moment you type “The End” on a manuscript you’ve labored over for months, and that “yes” from a publisher. But there are also some downs—when it feels like your word faucet is on the fritz, or a rejection…

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From “Cop’s Kid” to Mystery Author: Meet Heather Weidner

I’m delighted to welcome Heather Weidner who has a brand new mystery series coming out next month. As she explains, she has an excellent law enforcement expert to consult whenever she needs to—her dad! Below are her responses to my interview questions followed by her bio and contact links: First off, congratulations on your upcoming…

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Even Book Fairs That Are a Bust Have Their Benefits

At six AM last Saturday morning, I packed up my suitcase of books and SWAG (bookmarks, cookies, etc.), loaded my car, and travelled eighty miles to participate in a book fair. The fair coordinator told us authors she was expecting a big turnout. We needed to have at least ten copies of each of our…

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