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Sunday Lines: Sunday, May 15

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m Possible!’~Audrey Hepburn Darlene Deluca “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” ~Toulouse-Lautrec…

Finding facts for my fiction

Every time I write a book, I learn something—or lots of somethings. I write romance and women’s fiction novels. And I’ve been doing a lot of research lately. Some readers may think only non-fiction books or historical and crime fiction needs research, but I’ve found that any book I write requires a fair amount of…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, May 8

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one.”~ Jill Churchill Darlene Deluca “A mother is your first friend,…

Moms are Special

“I’m doomed,” I remember clearly saying these words to my mother as she slathered tons of sunscreen on my freckled skin. I’m an outdoorsy gal, but my skin is not. After I proclaimed my life was over because I couldn’t go outside without receiving a sunscreen bath or, at the very least, forced to wear…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, May 1

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.” ~ Sheryl Crow Vicki Batman “Live in the moment and make it…

Do you love romantic suspense?

A reader as well as a writer, I like the mix of danger and romance. Statistics show I’m not alone. Romantic suspense books are popular sellers. I’ve often wonder why we love a dash, or should I say a slash of suspense with our romance. I guess a psychologist could answer that. However, for me,…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, April 24

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley Vicki Batman “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” ~Laura Ingalls…

What Makes You Happy?

What makes me happy? A weekend of reading. Good books. Comfy couch. Great snack (Cheetos) and drink (Diet Dr. Pepper). I dive into my favorite mysteries, thrillers, romantic comedy, women’s fiction, WW2 fiction, and biographies. Pure nirvana. Recently, an author friend asked on Facebook if we thought our reading choices had changed over time. Before…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, April 17

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” ~Harriet Ann Jacobs Vicki Batman “When the world wearies and…

Spring Will Come

I picked this title for this post because I have a writer friend who lives in Wisconsin, and she just told me where she is it’s snowing with several more days of snowfall forecast. That hardly computes for me because here in Texas we’ve already hit 90 a couple of days. (This raises real concerns…

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