Reflecting on Nationals

Last week my blog was about my conference hangover and how I was trying to reconnect with the real world. Now that my brain appears to be functioning again, I have had time this past week to reflect on my experience at RWA Nationals this year. And for me, I think that the 2015 Nationals... Continue Reading →

Fiesta of Firsts: When I First Knew I Wanted to Write Romance

Welcome to week five in our Fiesta of Firsts celebration and my week to host the soiree. If you are just joining the par-taay, then let me bring you up to speed. Each year RWA has a published writing contest called the RITA's. Finalists are chosen in different categories. And there is an award for... Continue Reading →

This Week’s First Blog…First Taste

It’s Friday and that means a new ‘First Post’ from seven of RWA’s RITA First Book Finalists! Today, Clara Kensie is hosting the first and I'm calling it 'First Taste'. It's the first page of each of our nominated books! Clara is giving away a copy of Run to You and there is also a... Continue Reading →

Oh Joy! To Edits We Go…

So if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook you already know that this past weekend I sent book 5 to my editor. Thank goodness! I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Now, the editing process can be compared to a lot of things... If it's going well, it makes... Continue Reading →

Fun, Frivolity and Firsts

As I hinted to in my blog earlier this week, I'm going to be having some fun over the next seven weeks with seven of the 2015 RWA RITA® Finalists for Best First Book. Each Friday one of us will post a spotlight of our nominated book and also each of us will tell you... Continue Reading →

Writer Camaraderie

Writers often work in isolation. We create our stories on paper or the computer screen. So when the opportunity arises to spend time with other writers, we often jump at the chance. This past weekend, I attended my local writing chapter's conference and had a wonderful time. There was fellowship, education, commiseration, cheer-leading, and general... Continue Reading →

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