Author Recommendation, Cover Reveals

First there was HUSH!

Fans of Selah Award winning author Leanna Sane are in for a treat! YES! Lacey and Ford are back on November 16th with mind-tingling suspense, dangerous dreams, and more drama than you bargained for in HOAX: Amelia Island Suspense Book 2. Here we go!!! Soon-to-be bride, Lacey Campbell, discovers a secret just days before her… Continue reading First there was HUSH!

CARE AND FEEDING OF WRITERS, Writer's Tool Box

So you want to write a ROMANCE!!!

Word up my fellow dreamers, DOERS, movers-and-shakers. If you're keen to write that ROMANCE that lives inside everyone--and YOU know it does--now's your chance. Join ProWritingAid's free webinar to learn the ins and outs of how to pluck our heart strings. Make readers weep, sigh, swoon, and all manner of lovely stuff that leaves us… Continue reading So you want to write a ROMANCE!!!

Author Recommendation, New Release

DANGEROUS PURSUITS: 15 Spine Tingling, Clean Suspense Tales + 1 Amish Thriller!

The Fall is coming!Crisp Days. Cold Nights. Dangerous Pursuits. CLICK TO PURCHASE NOW! The chill of fall brings with it a hint of peril in Dangerous Pursuits, a clean and Christian suspense anthology featuring some of today’s most popular female authors. Start your fall off right with 15 gripping tales of Clean and Christian suspense… Continue reading DANGEROUS PURSUITS: 15 Spine Tingling, Clean Suspense Tales + 1 Amish Thriller!

CARE AND FEEDING OF WRITERS, Holiday Musings, Writer's Tool Box

‘Tis the Season to Stuff Your Stocking!

Season's Greetings, Peeps. Ann here, the helpful elf. Christmas is fast approaching. Faster if you haven't finished your shopping or begun. (Don't want to make anyone cringe. Check out these book bundles and smile for a while! Being an Amazon Affiliate is making me smile. So, have mercy and click the pics and links. Empty-nesting… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Stuff Your Stocking!

CARE AND FEEDING OF WRITERS, Writer's Tool Box

Audio STAY-Cation. The best little getaway that takes you where you SHOULD go!

Snoopy is a TOTAL bonus! Okay. This great pic of Neil Diamond--the soulful enchanter who can still capture the masses--is floating around on Facebook. Best thing? I'm now listening to "Sweet Caroline," and feeling darned sweet. Hallelujah. Yes, there are personal issues that could translate into a crown-of-thorns, but thoughts matter. Where do you want… Continue reading Audio STAY-Cation. The best little getaway that takes you where you SHOULD go!

CARE AND FEEDING OF WRITERS, FOOD

Fuel the soul—feed the stomach! A must for writers who need to write.

MGM in Maryland? Who'd have thought? Do you feel like you’re in a rut? Spiritual or gastronomical? Well, Divine Providence strikes again. The Grinch and I discovered MGM National Harbor on our way home from Church last Sunday. (Whoever cast the deciding vote to purchase our new congregation digs in Maryland, WE LOVE YOU!) The… Continue reading Fuel the soul—feed the stomach! A must for writers who need to write.

Wisdom Reblogged

NaNoWriMo, Cheating, Losing, and Winning

NaNoWriMo aftermath. How do you feel?

GREAT, I hope. It’s over. And however much you accomplished, words are words, baby. Take it from my good pal, René Penn, author of Bachelorette Blogger.

She rocks.

Write on!

Rene Penn

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) was an odd experience for me this year. I’ll cut to the chase and tell you that I didn’t meet the “winner” requirements. I didn’t make 50,000 words for the month.

I finished at 37,154.

How would one even write out that number?

Thirty-seven thousand, one hundred and fifty-four?

Such a clunky word-count total. Nothing sexy about it at all.

It would’ve been nice to reach 40,000. But that didn’t happen, either. So yeah, I lost.

But that’s okay. There’s a bright side.

I spent part of NaNoWriMo finishing a book that I had started writing in June. That’s right. I cheated, doggonit.

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NaNoWriMo participants are supposed to start writing a brand new book on November 1. Instead, I continued writing the book I had been working on before. New words are what counts.

Luckily, NaNoWriMo cheating isn’t a big deal. They even call us rebels…

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Author Interview

Sit-down with Diana Tobin: Series star of Fire Star Press

It may be drizzly outside. Snowing. You may be reeling from Black Friday blow back or tucking into Thanksgiving leftovers. But a sit-down with today’s guest, multi-published Fire Star Press romance author and dear friend Diana Tobin, is exactly what your weekend needs if forging ahead with a smile and success is what you’re into.… Continue reading Sit-down with Diana Tobin: Series star of Fire Star Press

Holiday Musings

Got books? Give thanks!

What does Thanksgiving mean? Scary Turkey! To the majority in the United States, Thanksgiving translates into jumbo turkeys, sage stuffing, pumpkin pies, loosened belts or afternoon sweat pants, friends, family, wine (some whining) and endless expectations of the perfect holiday. Good food and good family equals an overall good time. Right? But for all the… Continue reading Got books? Give thanks!