Category Archives: romance

Guest Author: Lucie Ulrich and Mountain View Lodge

Just over three years ago, I asked fellow Clean Reads author Lucie Ulrich to come and share her sweet romance called The Starlight Inn. I’d read the book and had been fascinated by the character Tillie Spencer. She’s not strictly … Continue reading

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Move Along, Movies

Best books-to-movies? I know that we have covered this; I absolutely know that I have brought up the best movies made from terrible books. Yes, it happens; books are not “always ruined” when made into movies. I will once again … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Judy Ann Davis and A Musical Christmas Series

For most of my life, this time of year has always been full of music. I participated in my school’s band and orchestra and sang in the choir, as well as the choir and handbell group at church. I directed … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Elise Sax

I decided to look through my Kindle content to find a writer to interview, and found a fair number of books, but touching on a few pages here and there, nothing impressed me until I hit Elise Sax’s “An Affair … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Margo Hoornstra and the Brothers in Blue Series

For this month’s guest author, I turned to another of my fellow members of the Mid-Michigan chapter of RWA (Romance Writers of America). Margo Hoornstra is actually a founding member of the group, and continues to be active as an … Continue reading

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Author! Author?

Question of the week: “When did you first think of yourself as an author?” There are many avenues in writing. I can talk about when I first believed that I could write, when others thought that I could write and … Continue reading

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In a Rut?

Question: Are there certain characteristics that show up in our books? For me, the quick answer is NO. I have not written any two stories that are anything alike in the least, be they fictional, based on true stories or … Continue reading

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