In just a couple weeks, my November Romance, Her Convenient Christmas Date will be available for sale.  I really loved writing this book.  Susan Collier, the snarky, truth-bombing sister from Their Christmas Miracle gets her own happy ending!  The rest of the Collier family is on hand as well for some Yultide happiness. So, fun […]

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Today is World Mental Health Day. Mental health is woefully neglected in this world.  Many countries, like the US, Canada and Great Britain, give lip service to wellness, but access to proper resources still remains difficult. Did you know that roughly one person commits suicide nearly every 40 seconds? Meaning that by the time you […]

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That was a sign my mom had hanging in her kitchen.  She inherited it from a neighbor who had severe rheumatoid arthritis.  After my father died, my mother took to visiting her fairly regularly and the sign became their motto for getting through life. As I spend the next few weeks buried under while trying […]

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I had dinner with a good friend last night, and we ended up in a discussion about networking.  After thinking about it in the shower this morning – because that’s where I do my deep thinking – I realized I gave her some incomplete advice. From the way I see things, there are three types […]

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We talk a lot about quality in the writing world.  That is, we talk about putting out quality books.   Seth Godin, the marketing guru, has gone on record saying that “If you can reliably, and without drama, deliver precisely what you have promised, this is quality.” (Thinking Clearly about Quality: Seth’s Bog 6/2017) If that’s […]

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  This is my to-do list for the next four months, minus my day job schedule or holiday prep.   Color-coded because I want to keep the projects organized. You’ll notice that September doesn’t look that bad.  Until you realize that one of those items is Write a Book.  Then the month starts to look […]

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What’s that you say? The second Sadie McIntyre mystery is closer to release?  That’s right.  After months of life delays, I’m about to hop on a conference call with my editor, the fabulous Mary Therese Hussey, to discuss revisions on BACKYARDS HAVE BODIES.  The goal is still to have this baby out before December.  (I […]

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