This is the white board in the office I share with the Captain outlining my to-do list for the summer. I’m behind. I had such plans for the year. If you read my last blog, you know my ambition has returned post empty nest. 2017 was going to be the year I took control of […]






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When I was young, I wasn’t what you’d call particularly ambitious. I was raised by a very traditional family. If my mom wanted more than to be a good wife and mother, she didn’t say so out loud. She considered work outside the home as something a woman did to help make ends meet. As […]






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Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve noticed the world has become increasingly politically divided.  (Personally, I’d like to live under a rock so as to avoid the politics, but sadly, the world will not let me, much as I try.) Anyway, if you are being bombarded with political info – and that would be […]






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Opinions are totally my own and no one else’s  This weekend I sat in a room with a whole lot of very successful, very romance smart writers discussing marketing and self-publishing. The entire time saw me hyperventilating over the intensity and savvy on display. As I frantically took notes, I realized I had a crap […]






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It’s been 22 days since I started my social media sabbatical.  With only two exceptions (Tattoo’s engagement and Intrigue author Paula Grave’s death) I have not been on Facebook or Twitter.  I’ll confess I did stay on Snapchat until January 4, but that was to follow my son and his fiancé’s vacation photos.  I logged […]






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This morning, I was telling my friend that I’ve lost confidence in my writing. I used to have great confidence.  Then two things happened: I sold my first book, and social media exploded.  At first I loved Twitter and Facebook.  They put me in touch with friends I hadn’t talked to in years, they kept me on […]






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Welcome Ho-Ho-Ho-ers! What better way to cure a post-election hangover than to focus on happy things, like Christmas. That’s why I’m so excited to be part of Caffeinated Readers Holiday Challenge. There’s nothing like some eggnog and a happily ever after to warm me from the inside. Below is a link to an excerpt from […]






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Exclusively for subscribers of the Barbara Wallace Bulletin I love my readers.  Knowing there are people out there who enjoy my books makes writing them worthwhile.  To that end, I’ve decided that this month, to celebrate the release of SAVED BY THE CEO (which coincidentally is my 15th Harlequin romance), I’m going to gift one […]






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