Finally! It’s here and I can show it to all of you!!! It’s a day that’s been a long time coming- the cover reveal for Shadows of Ghosts! A big shout out to the awesome marketing crew at The Wild Rose Press for their work on this- and especially to Debbie Taylor for her awesome … Continue reading Cover Reveal!
I first began writing badly. It's how we all begin writing, I suppose, if we are to be completely honest. Much the same way that the Mona Lisa was not Da Vinci's first, your best work will almost never be your first, although if you are very lucky, there may be some gems sprinkled throughout. … Continue reading Workshops
MODES OF TRANSPORTATION I was researching how long it would take for a horse to get from Wick, Scotland, to Inverness, Scotland, and thought I might as well blog about it so when I forget in six months, maybe this will pop up in my search and I’ll save myself some time. So...it’s about 103 … Continue reading Are We There Yet?
I was in a towel when I found out Risking Riley was a finalist in the Rosemary Contest (the Young Adult chapter of Romance Writers of America). I just got back from the pool with my little monsters & between getting out of my swimsuit & getting into the shower, I went with that new modern compulsion to check all my social media. Twitter: Yeah, love that show too. Like. FB: Lol, that meme, tho! Like. Insta: Wow! Wish I could travel there. Like. Last stop, email. Mostly to delete any shopping enticements (aka really great coupons for more clothes I don’t need). When I saw it. The contest results were back for one of my three stories. I don’t know about you, but sometimes my wi-fi loads my emails slow & I only get the headline. Rosemary New Adult Results…. My stomach dropped. Did they like it? Did it…
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Graveyards III So as usual, life totally got in the way, as did edits, and familial obligations, and a million jillion other things. So I am finally posting my last (for now) blog post in the graveyard series! Both of these graveyards are located in Paris, France, one above the city, Cimetiere du Montparnasse, located … Continue reading European Graveyards, Part III
When we decided in 2014 to travel to Europe, I was a little bit hesitant to suggest that first on my list were a couple of graveyards that I had wanted to visit for years. We were traveling with friends, and I wasn't too sure how they'd react, so I bumped them down on my … Continue reading Graveyards I Love II European Edition
Looking at that 85,000 word manuscript and wondering how to cut it down to 75,000 so you can submit? There’s an easier way than pulling it apart and completely rewriting it, a process that takes another two months out of your schedule and leaves you cutting out important scenes and making hard decisions about dialogue … Continue reading WORDS TO REMOVE FROM YOUR WRITING
When I decided to set my gothic romance series in Charleston, SC, it was with sort of a vague, romantic notion. Driving through the area, on our north-to-south migration from Ohio to Florida migration, we’d driven through the area countless times, and I’d fallen in love with the salt flats, and the beauty of it … Continue reading Traveling for Ideas
Yeah, I’m one of those graveyard people. Whenever we travel, I always schedule a stop at a graveyard (or two) along the way so we can take a tour. It’s always amazing to me how beautiful they are, how peaceful and how different each region is. No matter where you go, there are always fresh … Continue reading Graveyards I Love
Today is the day that Abbie Roads trailer for her new Fatal Truth Series, "Saving Mercy" comes out! "Spine-tingling..." -RT Book Reviews "Roads blends high-action romantic suspense with the paranormal to tell a love story." -Booklist The book sounds awesome, and if you haven't read any of Abbie's books yet, they are dark, psychological thrillers … Continue reading Saving Mercy Trailer by Abbie Roads