Easter – so much more than a word

Easter. Six letters. Two syllables. A simple sounding word with a nice visual balance. A word tasked with conveying entire stories, and where a picture is often worth a thousand words, some words are worth a thousand pictures. In our complex world filled with assorted and often dissimilar beliefs, Easter conjures up an amazing collection…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about EASTER #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about EASTER for a great start to the week. Sarah brushed back a stray hair. “Elizabeth I’s map makers added hidden messages to her maps, like those Easter eggs programmers hide in computer games. I call it seventeenth-century leverage.”  Sharon Wray I turned off the radio and popped my back up…

Spring Time

Well, maybe not where you live, but spring has arrived in North Central Texas. Even before the green stuff sprang from the ground and tree branches, the birds declared it spring. In the morning walking Charley, it’s like hearing a symphony orchestra with all the different birds singing a separate part. And the birds have…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about SPRING #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about SPRING for a great start to the week. I guess I’m comfortable where I am. I have the ranch, and new foals every spring to keep me busy.” Kathryn Jane “This is beautiful, Brett. You must spend lots of time out here in the spring and fall. Love the fountain.”…

How Much of Yourself is in Your Characters?

  My first book started as a journal of my experiences as a new EMT working on an ambulance. I wasn’t sure at first what I was going to do with those stories but I felt the need to save them. In a few years I went from EMT to Paramedic and the number of…

Every Deep Desire was Born . . . and Now It’s Time to Let Go

It’s been almost a week since EVERY DEEP DESIRE entered the world, and I’m back at work revising book 2 in the Deadly Force series, ONE DARK WISH and writing book 3.  And I’m exhausted. The kind of exhaustion that  comes after having a baby or moving to another country (both of which I’ve done)….

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about BETRAYAL #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about BETRAYAL for a great start to the week. “Your mom’s still in shock. She has to process what happened twenty years ago, and she has to deal with the betrayal and death of a man she once liked.” Joanne Guidoccio He’s an incredibly kind man, who understands loss and betrayal….

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about a VILLAIN/ENEMY #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about a VILLAIN/ENEMY for a great start to the week. Fire, the enemy he’d outwitted and destroyed so many times before was as close to winning the battle for his life as it ever was. Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair Thinking back, I recall one frenemy period that lasted six months….

Idea → Sticky Idea → Premise

By Joanne Guidoccio Writers  can find inspiration almost anywhere, and they don’t have to go too far to find those ideas. Checking Twitter or Facebook feeds, reading a daily newspaper, watching a television program, visiting an art gallery, eavesdropping on conversations… Which ideas work best? Sticky ideas…those ideas that simply won’t go away. Once that…