Birthdays & Such

You’ve spent months toiling away at your keyboard. Maybe years before that planning your plot, interviewing your characters, scoping out your settings, getting the local lingo just right. You’ve edited and proofread. Sent it out for copy-edits, and proofread it again. Agonized over designing just the right cover. And the day is finally here. Release…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about Eyes, #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about EYES for a happy start to your week, enjoy! Almond shaped eyes, the color of strong black coffee and wide with terror, glittered with the tears streaming down her dusky cheeks. Jacquie Biggar The Beast Within (work in progress) AJ was mesmerized as he gazed upon a radiant face and…

KISS your characters

I saw my first movie in 1979: The Black Hole. Due to a family thing (which is a very long story), we had to drive an hour one way and catch a ferry to make the show time. I was hooked from that night in a dark theater with my brother and my cousins. I…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about the CEREMONIES, #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about CEREMONIES  for a happy start to your week, enjoy! What’s with all of these questions about my birthday? Do I have the job or not? If it means you go with me to my birthday party—For. Get. It. Vicki Batman Then there was the ceremony. The ancient beat of the…

Three Steps, No Failure

When asked about her extraordinary success, recording artist and motivational performer Jana Stanfield said, “I believe in the power of small steps to create great changes.” Jana left a lucrative career as a broadcast journalist and moved to Nashville to pursue her dream of securing a recording contract. While waiting for her breakthrough, she signed…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about the SKY, #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about the SKY  for a happy start to your week, enjoy! Of course, as Juliet hiked her bag higher on her shoulder and the cab drove away, the sky picked that exact moment to dump every raindrop God ever made. Sharon Wray When Next We Meet (work in progress) My brows…

15th Anniversary

  Today we commemorate the 15th anniversary of one of the darkest days of our nation and indeed of the world. The pictures above are from a visit to the 9/11 Memorial. The Museum hadn’t opened yet, but was nearing completion. If you ever have a chance to visit, please do. It’s very moving. The…

A Plethora of birthdays! Me, Michael, & a new book

    Happy birthday! To me To Michael Buble And to my newest romantic comedy baby, Temporarily Insane! I began writing about twelve years ago on my first romantic comedy mystery, Temporarily Employed. But the ideas for Temporarily Insane kept popping into my head and I had to get them scribbled down. It wasn’t the…

The Path to Fix My Writing Mojo

Summer break is my writing sweet spot. Two months where I can focus on crafting a new novel or polishing an existing project. At the start of summer 2016, I set several goals to conquer by August 1. One was to write the last half of my novel, Shutter, and another was to complete revisions…