Friday, May 11, 2012

Romance Writers Behaving Badly: Writer's Block

Romance Writers Behaving Badly: Writer's Block: The power of pictures is undeniable. Take my recent case of writers block--please do, and don't bring it back. lol. For days I...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Romance Writers Behaving Badly: The Evolution of the Writer

Romance Writers Behaving Badly: The Evolution of the Writer: "Sometimes, we write things that surprise us. Catch us off guard and make us do a ton of research because we don't have a clue what our chara..."

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bald Faced Liar Award

Ahem, I don't know why author Chloe Waits would send me a Bald Faced Liar Award... (of course she got one too!) unless she found out that five out of the seven next statements are bald-faced lies! See if you know which ones are true.

1. I take no prisoners on the golf course and am master of the back swing.

2. My horse-sense comes from growing up on a ranch.

3. I've visited Paris twice and got lost in the Louvre` once.

4. In Scotland I learned what is really worn under the kilt.

5. I kissed the Blarney Stone in Ireland.

6. 5-Card Stud is my favorite poker game which is why I feature it in my latest book in the Bounty Hunters: Book Two.

7. I am sweet tempered and gracious at all times. 

I now hereby pass on the Liar’s Torch to these writers ( in no particular order!). Keep the liar's game going. Visit their sites and see if you can guess which of their statements are little white lies:

6. Hailey Edwards

Please comment and let me know which you think are true!   

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Whispering Grace

I love that title.  This story I'm working on right now is painful to write.  I know Grace Souter so well, and I struggle with her as she tries to make a life for herself and her son, William. For those of you who read Wolf's Tender, you've already met Grace.  She was the fifth hostage, the woman being assaulted by her Indian guard when the McCallister men rescued the women prisoners.

Lozen (my tenacious muse) demanded that I write Grace's story. What happened next? She walked away from the McCallisters and said, "Tell my family I died in an Indian encampment in 1881.  Tell them that Elizabeth Grace Souter is dead."

She intended to die.  But then that pesky what if thought kept nagging me. What if Grace survived? How? She's in the middle of wilderness and it's late summer.  Where would she live?  What would she eat? Why would she bother at all, traumatized as she was?

Grace is such a strong woman it's been interesting learning about her.  I feel like she's an old friend now. I'll let her tell you a little about herself.


Father is anxious again. His colleagues have mounted a full scale campaign to convince him I can't join his practice. I fear he will capitulate to their entreaties.  He is a proud man and sees scandal if I take my place in his clinic.  

He would rather that I marry and take a wife's role as society matron.  I'm surprised.  Father was my ally. He was so proud of me when I studied his books as a child.

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