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Family Holiday Traditions

It is that time of year again…holidays with the family! Time for all the remembered foods. Time for all the remembered traditions. But… Sometimes traditions have to change. People move away and it is harder to get together. Dinner that … Continue reading

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The Author’s Promise

An author’s promise lets you know, as a reader, what you get when you get that author’s books. A guarantee that their book will be what you expect from them. Mine is: A little sweet. A little sexy. A lot … Continue reading

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I Need a Title!

Those words don’t usually come out of my mouth. When I settle down to write a story I almost always start with a title. The Authors of Main Street are working on Christmas stories for a new boxed set and … Continue reading

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Seasonal Reading

I love to read Christmas romances just before the holidays. Love, romance, and holly and green. Writers like Grace Burrowes can lavish you with Regency holidays. The balls. The gowns. The dashing men under the mistletoe. Ahhh! I can spend … Continue reading

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Change is in the Air

At 50+ years old, one usually thinks their life is how it will be. The children are raised. You are enjoying the grandkids. Life is cruising along…and then this happens! I moved to California from Maryland when I was 7 … Continue reading

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It’s all fun until they knock on your door.

Research is queen in the writing world. Set your story in a city like San Francisco and use detectives in your police department instead of inspectors and someone will ding you for it. We can research the minutiae of every … Continue reading

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Depression and Empathy – the writer connection

The views in this post are solely my own and are in no way a scientific or medical paper. –Jill Go to any writers group loop, bulletin board, or meeting and you will find a plethora of ailments; mental and … Continue reading

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