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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Wedding Fever It’s T-4 days until my son’s wedding. He’s marrying a lovely young woman and everyone is thrilled.  Everyone is also going a bit insane with last minute details. Yours truly is in charge of writing the actual ceremony while Capt. Pete is performing the ceremony along with the bride’s grandfather. Needless to say, […]

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Next week, I’m heading west to attend the Romance Writers of America National Conference in Denver, Colorado.  This year’s theme is Rethink, Revitalize, Renew – particularly appropriate as I start my reset this month.  I’m looking forward to spending time with my writing tribe, drinking margaritas, talking about the state of the industry, drinking margaritas, […]

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Okay, so maybe not the dark side, but I am returning to Twitter after nearly a nine month absence. I left Twitter last fall because the politics and general toxicity of the platform became too much to handle.  With very few exceptions, there are no shades of gray in the Twitterverse. Everything is black and […]

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