Looking Ahead · My One Word

My One Word for 2018

Happy New Year! It’s resolution time again, and as usual I am tempted to commit to way too much. How easy it is to be unrealistic! Having a one-word goal keeps things simple for me. I focus on the big picture. For 2014, my word was READY. I wanted success as a writer, but was I ready… Continue reading My One Word for 2018

California Dreaming · In Real Life

The company we keep …

I’m not a fan of name-droppers, no. Growing up, I was around plenty of them. I was raised in the greater Los Angeles area; our semi-rural community was within easy commuting distance of “beautiful downtown Burbank.” Burbank is not glamorous, but it ought to be. Movie and television studios such as Disney, NBC, Worldwide Pictures,… Continue reading The company we keep …

California Dreaming · In Real Life

Atmospheric River

Our area of Oregon is famous for rain. Except it isn’t rain, it’s really just drizzle. Continuous, dreary drizzle. Until now. A new term entered my vocabulary this week: “atmospheric river.” The entire west coast is being dumped on right now, particularly Northern California. I love drumming rain, but this is crazy. It’s been scary to… Continue reading Atmospheric River

Book Giveaway News · Darcy By Any Other Name

Being Collins is worse than being the Frog Prince?

You bet it is, according to Mr. Darcy. And he should know, because of his body swap experience in Darcy By Any Other Name. (Thanks to yours truly …) This week we have a treat: Darcy is guest posting at Darcyholic Diversions. He is! And he’s giving away an e-book too. Curious about what Darcy… Continue reading Being Collins is worse than being the Frog Prince?

Book Promotion · Robin Helm

Celebrating ‘Understanding Elizabeth’

Rejoice with those who rejoice… (Romans 12:15) Oh, how I love behind-the scenes stuff! I am one who enjoys rehearsals, even when I’m not performing.  There’s just something about that crackle of creative energy. The writer in me ponders intelligent adjustments that are made to the script. And then there’s the laughter and camaraderie of… Continue reading Celebrating ‘Understanding Elizabeth’

Book Giveaway News · Marrying Well for Fun & Profit

Marrying Well for Fun & Profit giveaway

That Sir Walter Elliot, he certainly gets around. The man is timeless — Jane Austen’s top-lofty baronet whom generations of readers have loved to hate. This week, he who was “Born to be Seen” is sharing with Just Jane’s 1813’s “vulgarian readers” the proper reasons to attend church. My oh my. Methinks that man is “cruising for… Continue reading Marrying Well for Fun & Profit giveaway

Looking Ahead

My One Word for 2017

Happy New Year! It’s resolution time again, and as usual I find myself itching to commit to a list of new projects–which I will later shrug off. Don’t you hate the guilt of trying and then failing? Having a one-word goal keeps things simple for me. In this way I focus not on the “dot” but… Continue reading My One Word for 2017

Darcy By Any Other Name · Indie Authors

Book Dragon’s Top Ten for 2016

I love this guy. He’s cute, plus he has good taste. Yesterday he released his Top Ten Books for 2016. Darcy By Any Other Name snagged his #2 spot. Wow! Thank you, Book Dragon! I love these “Favorite Reads” lists. They’re how we discover some really great books. Especially impressive is that this year all of Katy Huth… Continue reading Book Dragon’s Top Ten for 2016

Announcement · Darcy By Any Other Name · New Book Release

Fall into Reading Sale

It’s Friday, and what better way to celebrate than with e-books? New reads, hooray! That’s right, it’s time to “Fall Into Reading” with FREE and BARGAIN books from my pals at Clean Indie Reads. There are some really good authors represented here. I’ve enjoyed titles by Kathy Huth Jones, Lia London, Annie Douglas Lima, Shaun Stevenson … Darcy… Continue reading Fall into Reading Sale