Wrapping my head around a new year…already?!

So, 2023 is right around the corner. Some people are getting ready to party and celebrate. Some are busy setting goals and making plans for the new year. Others are still wondering what the heck happened to 2022. I’m in that still-wondering-what-happened-to-2022 category. A sign of my age, I suppose. The years go by faster…

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…

Defining Courage

Definition of Courage: the strength of character; will power; daring; fortitude.

The Secret Art of Journaling

“Everybody allows that the talent of writing agreeable letters is peculiarly female. Nature may have done something, but I am sure it must be essentially assisted by the practice of keeping a journal.” ~ Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey. Despite Miss Jane’s quotation above, what do Marcus Aurelius, Louisa May Alcott, Thomas Edison, Leonardo Da Vinci,…

Life Changing

Gratitude and Positivity  I’m often asked how I manage to stay positive in this crazy world. How I can ignore the horrors we’re bombarded with through social media and television. This is my story. Some years ago I worked twelve hour shifts on the receiving end of  9-1-1 calls. I spent long hours talking to…

All About the Podcast

I love podcasts. I’m not sure why, but when I’m cleaning the house, making dinner, and walking the dog I love to listen to my favorite teachers, motivational speakers, business specialists, and short stories. Since the New Year started, I made a list of new-to-me podcasters, plus one I discovered last year, that I’m determined…

Have you lost your mind?

by Kathryn Jane I keep asking myself this question. Why? Because I’ve been told many, many times that a writer should always stick to one genre, yet in the span of just a few months I’m releasing four books, in three different genres. Why? Because I write what I want to write. What I feel….