Monthly Archives: February 2019

Why Do I Write Romance?

What is Genre, Anyway? By Jeff Salter What is Genre? The “rules” about genre are no longer as clearly defined as they were a generation (or two) ago. Sure, we still have Westerns and Science Fiction and Romance. But these … Continue reading

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Why I Write Romance Novels

Writing is so much fun. If you’re thinking of writing a book, one of the first things you’ll need to do is pick a genre.  I picked romance.  Out of all the genres out there, why did I pick romance?  Lots … Continue reading

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Through the Darkness

For as long as I can remember I have had a passion for books and for telling stories. My grandma had a library in her house, I loved that tiny little room with its desk looking out toward the west. … Continue reading

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Take Me Away!

One of our foxes asked, “Why do you write romance? What prompted you to write in the romance genre?” I guess I’ll answer the second question first. The short answer is that reading two lousy books prompted me to prove … Continue reading

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Free week and I have been wondering about how people perceive other people’s writings. If you know the life of the writer, do you assume that a scene or situation in their story is autobiographical if it comes close to … Continue reading

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Let Me Get This Straight

Problems in Communication, Episode # 1 By Jeff Salter Folks, if you’ve followed me on Facebook, you’ve likely seen several examples of conversations in which one party is simply not getting through to the other. Some of these have been … Continue reading

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Interview: The Princess Morgane

Today I’m interviewing one of my characters, the Princess Morgane from The Enchanted. I hope you like Morgane! She’s a brave woman. 1.  Tell us a little about yourself. How did you come to your author’s attention? Occupation?  “I am … Continue reading

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Goodreads Challenge 2019, Part Two

It’s been a challenging month for me, but I always make time to read, and I have three great books to share with you today. If you like to read romance and/or mystery, I’m sure you’ll find something you like … Continue reading

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And the Band Plays On?

I suggested the topic of a real-life happily-ever-after love story so long ago that frankly, I am not sure what story I had in mind. Possibly the story of the couple below, but when I told The Husband that I … Continue reading

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The Love Story I Grew Up With

And We Asked About It Often By Jeff Salter Not only are we – Foxes and Hound – celebrating true love stories this week, but I get the honor of presenting mine on Valentine’s Day itself. I couldda gone a … Continue reading

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