Category Archives: romance

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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Guest: Author Deb Marlowe

I have been a FB Friend of Deb Marlowe’s for some time. She and I have a number of mutual writer friends and we are both big iced tea lovers. I enjoy her posts, her humor, she can write and … Continue reading

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Goodreads Challenge 2019, Part Five

I took a break from posting my Goodreads reviews last month because I just couldn’t seem to concentrate on anything. I’m still struggling in certain areas, like cleaning/organizing and writing, but my reading seems to be back on track, and … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Leigh Lee

I am pleased to welcome my guest here today, author Leigh Lee. Leigh is a writer of historical romance and I find her work most enjoyable for a reason that will come to light in a few moments. Welcome, Leigh! … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Kathy L Wheeler and The Mail Order Bride Series

I love to read historical romance set in almost any place and time period, but one of my favorites is the American West. It was definitely a time for strong, tenacious women, the kind I like to write about. Kathy … Continue reading

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Well, No, But Yes, And No, Yet, Yes

The question: “Are you writing the same kind of books you wrote when you first started?” Yes and no. When I started writing, it wasn’t books. I started out, (as an adult), writing (in earnest), songs, poetry and articles. The … Continue reading

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