Category Archives: Why I Write

Guest: Author Alexa Kang [Free book offer]

Guest: Author Alexa Kang [Free book offer] I picked up Alexa Kang’s “Shanghai Story” for something a little different to read.I had no idea just how different it would be. It is the bravest piece of work that I have … Continue reading

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Guest: Author CeeCee James

Here is another mutual FB Friend that I asked for an interview, and only then found just how very popular and prolific a writer she is. CeeCee James is the author of a heartbreaking memoir, several stand-alone novels, plus romance … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Iris Chacon

I knew that I had to ask Iris Chacon in as a guest as soon as I read her “Schifflebein’s Folly”. It was one of the nicest experiences I have had all year; a charming story so amusingly well-told that … Continue reading

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Power of the Written Word

This week: “What are the nicest or most inspiring things people have said or written about your writing? How did it affect you?” This is something that I never expected to experience, but let’s start with “How did it affect … Continue reading

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Words to Warm My Heart

This week’s topic was one that I proposed: “What are the nicest or most inspiring things people have said or written about your writing? How did it affect you?” When I first started writing and blogging, I had a few … 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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Daydreams, or THOUGHTS?

This Week: Daydreaming: Any specifics you have put into a story? My first inclination was to think, they MUST, because I do daydream. I am very good at multitasking and daydreaming is easy to do while I am doing other … 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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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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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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