Sunday, May 29, 2011

June 2011 Contest... I have a challenge for you!!!!

Hi everyone,

 I've posted info for my June 2011 contest on my web-site. 
Click here to check it out.
The contest is a fun one, and a challenge. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I will enjoy sending the winner their prize at the end of June. 

M&M's yum-yum-yum!!!!

The dreaded Protagonist

Have you ever created a protagonist that you find yourself falling in love with instead of hating? Call me weird  but I love when that happens. Maybe I'm a sucker for the underdog, or maybe I just love challenging the mind. Whatever the case, I say,,, "You GO protagonist" 

Have a fabulous Memorial Day,,, and don't let your protagonist get in your way,,, :-)

Friday, May 27, 2011


Zip A Dee Doo Dah
Zip A Dee Eh
My, on my!
What a wonderful day!
Plenty of sunshine headin' my way!
Zip A Dee Doo Dah
Zip A Dee Eh

Mister Bluebird on my shoulder
It's the truth
It's actual
Everything is satisfactual
Zip A Dee Doo Dah
Zip A Dee Eh
Wonderful feeling!
Wonderful day!


Thursday, May 26, 2011


Any author who has written about the Regency era, also knows how close the time line coincides with the Victorian era. Being faced with the issues of what your characters should and should not wear, or the changes in vocabulary. There is an amazing amount of research material out there to help us in our plight. But wouldn't it be fantastic to just step back in time and enjoy one evening at the Royal Pavilion, or take a ride in a gig curricle with your one and only...... 
Awww,, the imagination can go on and on!

Have a nice night.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesdays are my Mondays

Got the back to work blues,,,,,,,,,,,,
Thank goodness I live where I work. I actually really do love this place. REALLY!!!

Balancing the day job with my writing can sometimes be a challenge, but always worth it. I use this quote to motivate me,,,,, ""Learn the rules of good writing… then learn when and how to break them""

Talk at ya tomorrow,,,, have a good hump day.............

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday's in Margaritaville..............

Today is the seconda day of my weekend. Yahooooooo,,, Hopefully I'll get in a few hours of writing time.

Sit back, sip a cool glass of iced tea (or a frozen margarita) whichever I'm in the mood for,,,, eat some yummy Mexican food with a few friends and dream about that illusive love scene that keeps managing to escape me.

Have a great day, and here's one for the road,,,,,,,,

Margaritaville,,,,, here i come........


Monday, May 23, 2011

Anniversaries and Friends

So this year, I celebrate my 30th Anniversary... Or so I think it's my 30th. it might be my 29th or maybe my 31st.

You see, when I got married I didn't care what day it was, what month it was, what year it was. because honestly, I married the man of my dreams. I know it's this month because, well, thats when we went to Reno all those years ago and said I DO. It's either on the 28th or maybe the 27th. I lost my wedding certificate years ago in a car crash when i was moving to Alaska, and never bothered to replace it. 
What it really boils down to is this,,,, my anniversary is fun every year because I celebrate it with the the man I chose all those years ago to live and die with. If god is good to us, we will hopefully have 30 more.

With that said,,, I would like to say a BIG happy anniversary to two special friends. "Cara & Dennis Cunnigs" Happy 30Th ((today is your day)),, and we know it's yours...............  Love ya!!!

Happy Anniversary Song

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Are You Ready?

According to Harold Camping, today at 6:00PM it is doomsday. And according to the CDC, there are ways to survive Zombie infestations.
Who knew? 

Have a wonderfully beautiful day. When 6:00PM rolls around step outside and throw your neighbor a kiss.
If the predictions come true it was nice knowing you.....and I'll see you on the other side. :-)


Friday, May 20, 2011

Who's Point Of View Is It Anyway? And What About That Attitude?

Lately, I’ve found myself writing my romance novels from the hero’s POV. Not that that is really odd. But it made me think about other authors and how they write. One of my favorite romance authors is ‘Lisa Kleypas’. I love most of her books, but steer more toward her regencies. I have read books where she writes in the hero’s POV and visa-versa. In either case, I think she is fabulous at making the switch. It is an art for sure. One I hope to master.
Along another line, what do you think about attitude when it comes to characters? Have you ever just despised a character for their attitude? Or not been able to fall in love with a character because of their attitude? Was it the hero or the heroin? How do we actually judge a character when they have an attitude we just do not like. I mean, if I like the book, I will finish the story and understand that a characters attitude is part of what makes him or her interesting, despised or both . I suppose it all boils down to the complete story. Before judging a characters attitude, we really do have to wait until the end.

Good Night!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

April contest winner & more news

Congratulations to Julie Carrington! She is my April 2011 winner of an autographed copy of "Desperate Hearts"

Don't forget to sign up for my May 2011 contest for your chance to win.  Diane's Contest


Writing about mythical creatures can be challenging. After all, it's not that easy to create romance between a human and a gargoyle. But I do admit that the process is fun. 


The recent loss of my mother-in-law was difficult for me and my entire family. It set me back a few weeks in my writing, which was fine because I used the time to reflect on her, and how much she meant to my life. She WILL be missed.

I am excited to have met a really awesome, talented person whom I hope to have produce my next book trailers and possibly my book covers. Her work is fantastic, and I think she will do a great job.

For all you Fresno friends. Dont forget to join me and my fellow group members at our meeting on May 21, 2011. Our featured speaker is Howard Hurtt. Yosemite Romance Writers

Make sure to drop by my publishers site for lots of new book info. Whiskey Creek Press

Thank you all, and have a great day!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sorry I haven't written

Sorry I haven't written. My dear mother-in-law passed away on April 29th and our lives have been busy. She was a wonderful woman and I will miss her.

I just wanted to say "Happy Mothers Day" to all you mommies out there. I hope your day is lovely.

My best,