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!!!
Hey Readers.... and, yes, you writers, too. Who is doing NaNoWriMo? I am! That's National Novel Writing Month (November) where those people plagued by words take a moment--a month--to jot down as many of the wily buggers as we can. And voila. A story emerges. That's the plan. I'm digging into another Romantic Suspense. Something… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: It’s a GO!
Jack-of-all-trades equals Master-of-None. That's the saying. But that saying has featured "Jack" for far too long. What about Jill, our unsung heroine? Or in our case, Heather Scarlett? Professional career woman, ENGAGING wife and dear friend, ON IT MOM, and romance writer. Hello!! (Satisfying role reversals go far beyond fiction.) Doing it all is no… Continue reading Heather Scarlett: A Smart and Sassy Debut Author Who Does It All. Really!
Who hasn't talked about writing a book someday? I mean, seriously. At every party I've ever been to, with the exception of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey soirees, I've been entertained by those who "say" they want to write a book or will--someday. Not to be confused with writing a book! Someday never comes as today is where we're… Continue reading Melanie Waterbury, first-time author, full-time woman, wife, mother, and devoted daughter.
All right. Me again. Time for a cover reveal. Yes, I've chatted about SNOW IN LOVE, the sweet collection of holiday stories brought to you by #Readertainment available for pre-order on Amazon. (The woman to the left is how I envision myself. Darker hair, a far better red lip, but the caffeine is spot on!… Continue reading All He Wants for Christmas: Cover reveal and pre-order deets!
The bathroom remodel is well underway. Yippeee. But along with life's lovelies comes a reality check--aching backs. Try necks, ankles, short-hairs? Well, maybe not that bad, but you name it, it's sore. Is this why we prolonged the remodel for so long? https://youtu.be/VkKxmnrRVHo Much as I love Carole King--it is way too late to stop… Continue reading Oh, My Aching Back!!!
Okay, people. BIG changes going on at my house. Depression? NO. That's SO last season and thank God. Thank you all, too. Very much. Okay. I'm drawing energy from our bathroom remodel, too. BILs totally rock. I'm here with big news. Really big. Life altering for me and about dang time. (Feel free to chime… Continue reading SNOW IN LOVE: And it’s not even Fall!
Okay. Rene and I don't write exactly the same genre. She's sassy comic romance where I'm trying to be strictly sweet. Trying. She's flirty with the lines--steamy in places--where I'm firmly drawing some. For a change. Bedroom doors weren't always shut in my earlier writing ventures, but life brings many changes. Although I could be… Continue reading Sit-down with Rene Penn; dear friend, soul sister, and a hilariously good writer!
All right, guys, the countdown to Christmas is ticking. LOUDLY. It seems that way with deadlines, real or self-imposed, going blizzard in the confines of an otherwise calm headspace. https://youtu.be/Mse17xZYoZc Imagine this scrolling in your mind when you're supposed to be sleeping. Pretty menacing, no? But I'm the nervous type who often imagines things being… Continue reading Sydney Winthrop, boxed-set sister #3, discusses the slings and arrows of “supportive” family! Special guest star: Last Light Falling’s Jay Plemons!
The Holiday Season is a time for family. But family can come in many forms. Friends, coworkers, those with whom we commiserate as we navigate self-check out at Walmart. The grocery clerks may not know my name, but they recognize and indulge my bumbling on sometimes a daily basis. It's that strange lady again, Dad.… Continue reading Romancing the Billionaire- Boxed Set Sisters. Meet Stephanie Guerrero!