Category Archives: Life

Guest: Author Jeffrey Siger

I have had my guest in my sights for some time. Jeffrey Siger and I became Facebook friends while trading comments on the pages of a mutual friend, (and past guest of mine). He is a funny man, a sophisticated … 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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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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Dilemma

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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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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