Review: Stacy Juba’s Fooling Around With Cinderella

I write romance; usually contemporary romance, but I’ve recently written an Amish romance. I found Stacy Juba’s Fooling Around With Cinderella through a Twitter link. I liked the fun sound of the book and it turned out to be just that. In the book, a Storybook Valley Novel, heroine Jaine Anderson just wants to be taken… Continue Reading

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Big Reveal!!

ER Doc daughter gave me full permission to use her photo in connection to my writing persona. (Smallest, blonde child in above photo) She said she’s not the least embarrassed by the steamy books her mom sometimes writes. Well, that’s what I write most of the time.   Loved her answers to the intro profile… Continue Reading

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Why Christian Romance?

Up to this point, I’ve only written steamy contemporaries. Books with sex in them and using the occasional colorful language. That’s what’s called to me and that’s what I’ve stuck with(come rain or shine). This is not to say I’m not Christian and I don’t believe in God. It just means I don’t think He… Continue Reading

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Book Review: Novella–Ninja at First Sight by Penny Reid

I am a big fan of author Penny Reid and her smart heroines. I love her style and…I tend to be picky about that. She writes with intelligence and passion. I also write contemporary romance and it’s my favorite reading genre. When I found this romance by Penny, I was excited and knew I’d enjoy… Continue Reading

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They Keep Telling Me It’s Not My Fault…

I made a spectacular splash several weeks back when my DH and I were out together. We donated blood at a local blood bank, which we like to do every eight weeks or so. It’s a small way to make a difference. As usual, we enjoyed a couple of cookies afterwards and my beloved kept plying… Continue Reading

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Diversifying Like Mad

I’ve written 27 steamy contemporary romances and had a lot of fun doing so, but now I’ve opened my mind to other kinds of romances as well. I’m a sucker for romance in books or on screen and I’ve read many different romance genres. I’ve just never written anything but steamy contemporary, but am I branching out. I’m 3/4… Continue Reading

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Contest!! I ‘heart’ Mr. Darcy Tote Bag!!

Although I write sexy contemporary romance, I enjoy reading lots of different romance genres. I find that research–a must in historicals–throws me out of the story and…I have to admit that I so often go off to places in my head, that staying in the here and now is probably best for me as a… Continue Reading

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REVIEW of a Classic: A Natural History of The Senses by Diane Ackerman

While this book was originally published in 1990, I revisit it occasionally because it’s beautifully written and chock full of fascination details about our sensory world. I am a better writer after reading Ackerman’s text and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in writing. Ackerman is a “poet, pilot, naturalist, journalist, essayist and explorer.”… Continue Reading

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I am Such A Sap…

I think I should announce that I am a sap. Feedback from readers just knocks me out. When checking these, I sometimes run across truly lovely, heart-felt feedback that gives my work the highest compliments…and I am so touched. Readers have no idea. Once when compiling feedback snippets to tweet, I sat weeping from the… Continue Reading

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One Weird Romance Writer

  I know I look normal, but this is deceiving. I am a 58 year old woman with a passion for a yellow race car (see above photo). I truly love it and I have to admit to occasionally breaking traffic laws in it, but I’m proud I only got my first speeding ticket in… Continue Reading

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