Do you put people you know in your books?

How many times have friends asked me that question? Once the ladies in accounting asked my husband (then my boy friend) if he was the inspiration for my love scenes. He blushed and ran quickly out of the cubicle where they were working. Robert McKee (author of Story: Read More...

Meet multi-published and bestselling author Maddie James

What do you like about writing the Ladies of Legend series? Legend seems to be everyone's favorite town—at least that's what readers and reviewers are saying! It's also one of my favorite towns, and reminds me of my childhood home (a little). Although the setting is Read More...

To Tweet or Not to Tweet

I have to admit I didn’t use Twitter very much until a year ago. Then I heard another author admit her sales had increased once she started using it. Author Marie Dunn says “I tweet to connect with my readers and other authors… and sometimes just to express random Read More...

Freely Given (Medieval Romances)

Happily Ever After doesn't always start as a fairytale romance... Take a step back in time when marriage choices were nearly non-existent for women. Noble marriages were arranged by king and family, not for love. What happened if the woman’s consent was not freely Read More...

I admit it. I once was a Beatlemaniac!

With the anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the USA fifty years ago, I’ve been reliving my teenage years. I was one of those screaming girls, actually seeing the Beatles live twice, and crying when they bopped out to second base at the stadium in Atlanta. But more Read More...

I was a budding romance writer even in the ninth grade!

I found a short story recently, all neatly typed (not on a computer, but on an old-fashioned manual typewriter). I must have written it for a ninth grade English assignment. I don’t remember writing it or where the characters or the idea came from. I admit to be crazy about Read More...

I don’t have time to write this blog

I don’t have time! With the day job, and the night job: write a Ladies of Legend novella, write a Montana series novella, and write another book in the Bluegrass Reunion series. And then I have my horse fixes: Monday nights for me, and Thursday nights for my granddaughter. Read More...

A new year’s reflection

If I had unlimited time, talent, money, knowledge, self-confidence and support from my family — what are the things I would like to do with my life? In 1994, I made a list of dreams, things I’d love to do with my life. They were mostly about fixing up my house, or travel Read More...

Welcome Valerie Twombly and her new release Eternal Flame

Welcome Valerie Twombly, a fellow Resplendence author. She has a new release called Eternal Flame, book one of the Guardians series. Summary A woman he cannot have, a man who is only a dream… When guardian Marcus Dagotto, discovers the Gods have gifted him with a mate, Read More...

Cowboy Up!

It’s easy to get discouraged as you live your life. If you are a writer whose goal is to publish, your life may be filled with rejection and frustration. In the past, it was worse with traditional publishing. In today’s self-publishing world, you can control what and when Read More...