Here we go again with 10 lines from a work-in-progress. As before, I'll be sharing from As Only A Woman Can, a Pride & Prejudice-based romantic romp. Here's the story so far: It's late January, and Jane Austen's heartthrob hero, Mr. Darcy, has decided to send lovely Elizabeth Bennet a veiled warning against the treacherous Mr.… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #3
Our Christmas anthology -- a volume we smilingly dubbed "the book that friendship built" -- has surprised us yet again. A Very Austen Christmas is honored as one of Janet Taylor's favorite reads for 2017. Reviewers are how we readers discover the best new books in a genre. These lists are golden. Do stop by… Continue reading Our A Very Austen Christmas is an MAE Favorite!
Diving in for Week 2 with 10 lines from a work-in-progress. Tell you what, these Writing Warriors are great! Thanks for the warm welcome, guys! As before, I'll be sharing from As Only A Woman Can, a Pride & Prejudice-based romantic romp. Here's the setup: It's late January, and Jane Austen's heartthrob hero, Mr. Darcy, is… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #2
Weekend writing what? Warriors? How great is this? Because that's exactly what I do. Weekend by weekend, I wrestle words onto the page. I rather like the idea of being a warrior. Instead of, you know, a pajama-clad, coffee-swilling sloth, hunched over the laptop. *Laura buffs her nails* Alrighty! So let's dive in with 10… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #1
My friend and writing comrade, Wendi Sotis, has released a sweet and charming Regency Romance today. That girl! To celebrate, she has a giveaway running. And not just any giveaway -- the prize is 100 BUCKS !!! That's right, friends. One hundered dollars in Paypal money or an Amazon gift card, your choice. Wow, right?… Continue reading Giveaway Prize is $100 ???
On the Internet, cats are the hands-down favorite. Sure, we love dogs and puppies, but cats are different. They're both amusing and intriguing. From Grumpy Cat to Henri, le Chat Noir and Simon's Cat, we never seem to get enough of them. I think it's because cats mirror human behaviors---good and bad---so perfectly. No politeness,… Continue reading Why Cats?
It's bad enough to stumble through life with a partially functioning brain. But have you noticed how many "Don't Forget Me" Helpers there are? You know, those "smart" devices with the tiny beeping alarms. Is it a text? Is it the security alarm? Are terrorists lurking with a bomb? No, it's an appliance. And it… Continue reading Here’s to the Brain Helpers
That Chautona. When she hosts a giveaway, she really delivers. Isn't this the best graphic? So. Chautona is giving away not one but two (2) prizes on her blog this week. So Rough a Course is already free -- you can download it for yourself at Amazon by going here. But now you have a… Continue reading All yours for Valentine’s Day … a two-book giveaway!
For the first time ever, So Rough a Course is free. Yes, FREE. Just for you for Valentine's. So here is your chance to discover the world of Mercy's Embrace and to load your Kindle with some really good indie titles. Check out the Clean Indie Reads Valentine promotional. Every eBook listed is FREE.
For an "epic fail" field trip, combine the following: Oregon Symphony Young People's Concert tickets Driving rain A ticking clock Bumper-to-bumper downtown traffic The twelve-passenger school van Ten middle school boys Me at the wheel And a parking structure Set to music this could almost be The Twelve Days of Christmas, right? Except that I… Continue reading Van vs. Parking Structure