My earliest memories of my Mama convinced me being a mother was the closest thing to being either a superhero or a one-person Mafioso. I can recall recounting something my first grade teacher (who …
This is something that has caused me many sleepless nights. I don’t know the answer, but giving away our work free isn’t it.
It’s funny, at various junctures I’ve felt propelled to tackle certain topics, even when that made me very unpopular. My biggest leviathan to date has been this notion of artists being expected to work for free, and I believe the reason that this topic is weighing so heavily on me is that, for the first time in years I’m no longer enthusiastic about our future.
In fact, I’m downright frightened, because of THIS.
I Feel Sick
Yesterday morning on my Facebook, a friend shared this open letter to Oprah Winfrey from a local performer in the Bay Area, Revolva, whose act caught the attention of mega-icon Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah was holding The Life You Want conference and the producers contacted Revolva to see if she…
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Source: Cars – Our 4-wheeled Steeds
If you’re looking for a great price on a new read, be sure to catch this sale! Starting Friday morning Jan. 15, 2015 my sexy, secret baby romance novella will be on sale for a limited time. Be sure to get your copy while it is on sale. This is a Kindle deal and the price will increase gradually until it gets back to the regular price of $2.99. Don’t miss this special deal!
A novella of sensual contemporary romance with hot, steamy love scenes, not quite erotica. Dr. Sara Chandler is on a mission and Zack St. Cloud is her target. He owes her and she is determined to collect. The good doctor makes a plan to ensnare former Olympian Zack St. Cloud and collect the debt owed her, but didn’t count on the sizzling chemistry between them trapping her in her own web. This is a secret baby plot.
How do you collect research for your stories? Here’s how one writer does it.
I’m writing a short story about an 18 year old girl who lives in the North Georgia mountains.
If a 1960 Ford truck rolled three times off a mountain, would the windows break out in shards or stay in one piece with lots of cracks?
What kinds of guns would she have with her, shotgun, rifle, and/or hand gun? She hunted with her older brothers.
What kind of hand gun?
What kind of rifle?
When the truck stopped would the radio still play?
Would she try to bring the truck back up or not?
I got a lot of great answers on Facebook. Most were from my former students, now late 40’s and early 50’s. Most of those were from the girls and their daughters!
Why did I ask those questions there? Because I remembered some of my kids had rolled vehicles and lived to tell it!
I also knew…
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Check out this great interview!
Beth Warstadt is the author of Megan’s Christmas Knight, which was released about a week ago. I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while now, and I’m glad to finally get the chance to spotlight such a fun and inspiring person.
Beth was also kind enough to answer some questions for me to share. For your enjoyment, here it is!
Tell us about your new book, including where readers can find it for sale.
Megan’s Christmas Knight is a romantic Christmas fantasy. Megan is a woman running away from her life because of something terrible she has done. She is rescued by a mysterious stranger, Nick, who sends her on a quest…
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Found this one and I think I’ll put it on my Kindle for the cruise! Hope it won’t make the islands too scary, but I’ve just got to read it!
I am thrilled to introduce you to my critique partner of 10 years, Lark Brennan. On December 1st she’ll debut her multi-genre romance, DANGEROUSLY YOURS. (It’s a romantic, paranormal, suspense-thriller.) Lark is an outstanding author, whose wild imagination and unique world building will turn this industry on its head. Check this out:
Whales don’t just vanish, but marine biologist Lex Durand saw one do just that. With years of research at stake and driven by her bond with the whale, she seeks the help of scientist-in-hiding Bodie Flynn—a man with a mysterious past and a justified hatred of her brother. But while Lex was warned Bodie would be difficult, she never expects to find he has psychic abilities equal to her own.
Bodie despises being trapped in Durand Tech’s version of the witness protection program, and when a gorgeous Durand heiress lands on his beach asking for help, he’s…
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Georgia has been getting a lot of rain lately. The sky is overcast and the world outside my window looks dreary. But things are bright and lively inside. I’m spending time writing. Actually I working on three stories. I switch back and forth between them depending on which set of characters are calling my name.
One story is the sequel to A Matter of Trust. After having many, many people ask for the rest of the story I decided it was time to tell it. The Heroine is the Maniac and yes if you’ve read AMOT you know that the Maniac is definitely a challenge because she doesn’t have … Well, I won’t ruin AMOT for you in case you haven’t read it. But when you have please offer suggests on how to solve the Maniac’s dilemma.
The second story has a hero that looks like Augie from Covert Affairs. He is a computer nerd turned JTTF agent in the middle of a sting operation. His op is crashed by a teenager with autism. Said operative must try to save the kid and salvage his covert operation while dealing with the girl he left behind when he joined the military. Wasn’t his idea to join the military or leave the girl behind, but her daddy… well you get the idea.
See what I mean? I just have to write a story to go with this picture.
So that’s what I’m up to this rainy night in Georgia. What about you? Tell me what you’re up to or what you think about my stories or just open a conversation about AMOT or Little Lies. http://amzn.com/B00FDWOL3C
I spent the weekend at Georgia Romance Writers’ yearly conference, Moonlight & Magnolias! There were so many good workshops and speakers my head aches from trying to shove more information into it! I had a blast! Pretty Good lunch Saturday.
Mary Marvella with attitude!
We had an elegant banquet Saturday night! Melba and I sat with some dear freiends!
I found a cutie, but he was too young, so I had to let him go!
MJ and I had dinner with some awesome ladies! I’ll identify them later!
I have a book free on Amazon until Monday night, that’s tonight! Please download it, even if you don’t have time to read it. http://www.amazon.com/GIFT-Mary-Marvella-ebook/dp/B00631OX6W/
And I have a first chapter featured forProtective Instincts. I don’t know what to expect with it, but I’d LOVE comments! Your chapter post goes live 05 Oct at 1:00AM eastern: