A Very Austen Christmas · FREE eBook Alert

A Very Austen Christmas is FREE !

Bring on the FREE Beach Reads! Oh, wait. I said that last week, didn't I? Well, it's time to say it again! Because for the next three days, A Very Austen Christmas is FREE. That's right. Our collection of heartwarming novellas, each set in Jane Austen's Regency world, can be yours. So we were going… Continue reading A Very Austen Christmas is FREE !

As Only A Woman Can · Weekend Writing Warriors

Weekend Writing Warriors #13

Huzzah! It's time to put on the writer hat -- because summer is officially here. Or it will be, once I put the finishing touches on the report cards this afternoon. Thus a weary teacher is transformed into an intrepid writer.  There isn't a moment to waste, not this summer! And speaking of writing ... ... here… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #13

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So Rough a Course is FREE!

Bring on the Beach Reads! It's the first day of my summer break. Some serious celebration going on here, oh yes. And not only because the school year is over... For the next four days, So Rough a Course is free. Yes, FREE. But wait, there's more! So Lively a Chase (Book 2) and The Lady Must Decide … Continue reading So Rough a Course is FREE!

As Only A Woman Can · Weekend Writing Warriors

Weekend Writing Warriors #12

Writing a book is kind of like riding a bike. It's all about forward momentum, keeping words and ideas flowing. If you stop, you fall over. Bam! It's May, and I'm a teacher. Right now I'm focused on survival ... yes, and finishing well. The school year first, and then the book. But this weekly blog… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #12

As Only A Woman Can · Weekend Writing Warriors

Weekend Writing Warriors #11

Word by word, sentence by sentence, we writers construct a story.  Finally, at long last -- after WAY more work than we anticipated -- it is finished. Formatted, edited, proofread, with a cover and everything. A book, a real book. And then, sometimes, we encounter Book Selfies. Whether sent by readers or taken ourselves, how we linger… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #11

Cat Love

Saturdays with the Coffee Cat

Coffee Cat and I begin our Saturday mornings together. And what a fine beginning it is! The house is quiet -- save for singing birds -- and I can think. Important for a writer, that thinking thing ... I treasure silence and having uncluttered thoughts as only a middle school teacher can! The time on the… Continue reading Saturdays with the Coffee Cat

As Only A Woman Can · Weekend Writing Warriors

Weekend Writing Warriors #10

A beguiling path beckons ... rather like an intriguing story premise. We follow, hesitantly at first. Just for a bit, just to see where the path might lead. Ah, but if the story is well-told, we are soon "all in" ... turning pages with delight and anticipation.  Because we simply must know what is around the… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #10

Freebie Alert!

May the 4th FREEBIES

Happy Star Wars Day, friends. What better way to celebrate Fantasy and Sci-Fi than with free eBooks in those genres? Come on over to  CleanIndieReads.com today and tomorrow. Browse the categories and stock up on goodies. Who is ready for Beach Reading? I sure am! There is something for everyone -- and every title offered is FREE!… Continue reading May the 4th FREEBIES

As Only A Woman Can · Weekend Writing Warriors

Weekend Writing Warriors #9

    April showers bring May flowers ... and the weekend brings out the Warriors!  Ten lines from a work-in-progress: As Only A Woman Can, my Pride & Prejudice romantic romp. With apologies to Robert Burns, whose beloved poem Darcy has seriously mauled ... Later in the week another Valentine arrived for Elizabeth. Among the riot of… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #9

As Only A Woman Can · Weekend Writing Warriors

Weekend Writing Warriors #8

  Something's going on here in the Pacific Northwest. That circular disc in the sky -- so warm, so bright! What is that thing? Where are our clouds? Where is our drizzle? Oh for the simple joy of sunshine! July weather has come to call during April. So wonderful! Nevertheless, it's Warrior Time!  Coming right up, ten… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #8