Category Archives: Family

Singing Praises

The topic this week: Unsung heroes in books or movies: A character who does not get the credit that you believe he or she deserves. It was my idea. I wish that I had done this ahead of time; I … Continue reading

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It’s ALIVE!

THEY are alive, in answer to this week’s topic: Do I have a formula for creating a protagonist or an antagonist? Short answer: No This is mainly because I don’t set out to ‘dream up’ stories or characters. Inspiration comes … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Joanna Campbell Slan and Book Download!

Once again, I stumbled into quite a famous author without realizing it, and this week I am pleased to bring in Joanna Campbell Slan. Sometimes I ask an author to join us and I have had to scramble to collect … Continue reading

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Call Me Marvin

This week’s question: Growing up, was there something about you that made you feel as if you didn’t belong to your family? I could never doubt that I was a natural-born product of my family .Even though my sister tried … Continue reading

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What Do You Mean Not Belong?

Growing up, was there ever anything that made me feel as if I didn’t belong to my family? The answer is an unequivocal no. First off, I grew up in South Carolina, and we Southerners know all about family. If … Continue reading

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One of These Folks is Not Like the Others

Remember this song from Sesame Street? I’ve never had any reason to doubt my family’s love for me, but I’ve always felt like a bit of an odd duck. I suppose that’s what prompted me to pose the Question of … Continue reading

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Promptly Writing Romances

The question(s) this week: Why do you write romance? What prompted you to write in the romance genre? “Prompted” is the perfect word. Actually, never in my life would I have expected to write a romance novel. Not. Ever. I … Continue reading

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