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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    Readers, I could use your input.  I’m sitting here on my sofa trying to decide what to do with this blog.  One voice says I should poster write longer blogs that dive a little more deeply into the subjects I’m interested in and post them every few weeks.  The other says I should […]

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Plus a Preview of One Night in Provence Happy Hump Day!  I’ve finally recovered from the RWA Conference in New York City.  What a week! For those of you who aren’t familiar, every year the Romance Writers of America hosts an annual meeting for its members.  Over 2000 of us gather to attend workshops, connect […]

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I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my online presence lately.  From a business perspective, I get that I need to have an online presence. After all, how would I talk with you if not for social media? Thing is, more and more, I’m finding social media is messing with my mental health.  It no […]

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