Category Archives: Books

Back to School—Woo Hoo! Er, I Love You, Son!

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The other night, around 8:00, I was oh-so-actively-and-athletically lying on my couch with my laptop on my stomach and my cat lying across my neck (yes, she believes that’s her official perch; this apparently implies that I lie on my couch way too much but I’m going to ignore that for now), and I realized that it was looking pretty gloomy outside. Ooh, a thunderstorm, I thought hopefully, because my son and mom and I just got back from two weeks visiting family in Southern California, and although we love and miss our family, we are so over relentless sun and “cool” evenings of 80 degrees.

Then I looked again. Nope. No thunderstorm. What, then? The apocalypse? No again. Well, maybe it is for my 10-year-old: It was merely getting dark. The sun had set. And it was only 8:00. We all know what that means! Summer’s over, bee-yotches! Time to go back to school! Woo hoo!

 

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Guest Post: Romance and Humor Go Hand in Hand

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Try Me on for SizeHappy Friday! I’m excited to turn my blog over to the wonderful Stephanie Haefner, my fellow Western New York author, whose new romance, Try Me on for Size, was published by Simon and Schuster earlier this month. Take it away, Stephanie! Read the rest of this entry

Don’t You Just Love a Good, Satisfying…Interview?

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I say “yes indeed!” I was honored to be interviewed by the kickass author Darke Conteur, and the result is on her blog today. Read the rest of this entry

It’s Here! It’s Here! PICTURE THIS Is Here!

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Yeppers, we got us a book birthday!

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Hey! What Are You Doing Tomorrow Evening?

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Picture This (eBook)Busy tomorrow—that’s Thursday, July 17? Because I’ve got a little sumpin’ going on you  might be interested in. Read the rest of this entry

Aaaannnd Now I’m Good for Nothing Today

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Why? Because this is me:

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Rom Coms Are Dead! (Long Live Rom Coms!)

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Jeeves, fetch tctme my soapbox. I just read a very intriguing piece on The Daily Beast, “The Romantic Comedy Is Dead” by entertainment writer Andrew Romano, and I’m sorry, but I cannot let that shit stand. As a rom com writer (a novelist, not a screenwriter but hey, there’s always tomorrow), I call bullshit and must rebut. Read the rest of this entry

Eeee! Less Than Two Weeks!

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My, how time flies. In only 10 days, Picture This, the second in my small-town Marsden rom com series, the follow-up to Down on Love, publishes! Squee!

I’ve got some plans to mark the occasion, so check back here in a few for all the details!

In the meantime, you can preorder Picture This here!

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New Book Release: Madness Takes Its Toll

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Picture This (eBook)Here we go again. In just about four weeks, my fourth book will be released. It’s called Picture This, and it’s the second in my small-town rom com series, following Down on Love, which came out last November. When I wrote Down on Love, I didn’t think of it as anything more than a standalone. After I turned in the final draft, my editor at Kensington asked if I would make it a series, with one of the minor characters— Celia Marshall, the hero’s ex-girlfriend—as the main character.

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My Writing Process…Can Be Ugly, But Good Stuff Comes Out of It

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Hey, you’ve gotta break a few eggs to make that fabulous flan, right? Okay, I might be kidding myself, but that’s my theory on why my messy process actually produces books. In any case, welcome to the Writing Process Blog Hop! I was tagged by Lori Schafer last week (read her entry here) and I’ll tag another author at the end of this post.

Want to know how and why I write? Put on your gaiters and let’s wade in! Read the rest of this entry