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….