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Losing the Safety Net – Part Two

Confession time: A few weeks ago, when I discussed writing without the safety net of a publisher or agent, I naively believed that my stay in limbo land would be a short one. That I would sign with a new … Continue reading

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Losing the Safety Net

I cut ties with a lot of things during 2020. RWA, my local writing chapter, my publisher and my agent are all in my rearview mirror. As a result, I find myself approaching 2021 like a bird with brand new … Continue reading

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Having a Posse Will Help You Live Longer

As many of you know, I walk for an hour every morning before work.  To make the time go by faster, I listen to podcasts.  Frequently, I listen to true crime, because nothing gets the blood pumping like an unsolved … Continue reading

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Emotional nutrition

Learned a great new phrase today.  Emotional nutrition.  That’s keeping your making sure the emotional and psychological side of yourself is well-fed and cared for.  Good emotional nutrition means making sure you feed yourself enough joy, inspiration and happiness to … Continue reading

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Backyards Have Bodies: Update

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 … Continue reading

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When Fear Holds You Back

Forget everything I said last week about life getting in the way of my writing.  This week, I figured out why I’m really having so much trouble finishing the rewrites on The Suburbs Have Secrets. It’s fear. For nearly a … Continue reading

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When Life and Goals Collide

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 … Continue reading

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Ambition Isn’t Easy

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 … Continue reading

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News and a Campaign for Romance Quality

First the news.  The Tuscan Vineyard continuity has a name!  It’s called THE VINEYARDS OF CALANETTI.  The eight book saga, which details love and adventure in the Tuscan village of Monte Calanetti kicks off July 1 with Susan Meier’s A … Continue reading

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The Great Outside Office Experiment

Making a living as a writer means spending a lot of time by yourself in front of a computer.  Some days, this is awesome, as you can distract yourself with email, Twitter and Internet surfing.  Other days, it’s bad because … Continue reading

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