Category Archives: Romance writing

What I have planned for 2019…dragons, Dakonians, prizes & more

The starting pistol fired at midnight on January 1, and I’m off. I have big things planned for my readers this year! On the publishing front Alien Mischief (Alien Mate 4), on preorder now for a Jan. 31 release. A … Continue reading

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2018 in review: a year in which strategy & planning paid off…

The bottom line: 2018 was a record-setting book sales year for me. I had my best sales year and single best pie-in-the sky month, hitting goals that once had seemed impossible. I had set a focused strategy, followed the plan, … Continue reading

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What authors can learn about publishing from real estate…#publishing #Indieauthor #writetip #pubtip

While watching my favorite real estate shows on HGTV, I had an epiphany…the book business is a lot like real estate. Using real estate as a metaphor illuminates why some books sell and others don’t—and/or what you can do to … Continue reading

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Practical, FUN gifts for authors…#writers #authors #HolidayGiftGuide

Writing isn’t for sissies. It’s hard. Hence, I’m always interested in ways to make it easier. Having a proper office equipped with tools conducive to writing can help. For the holidays this year, I’ve compiled a list of “must-have” products … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened while trying to be serious…#humor

I think I have a good sense of humor. My humor is dry, occasionally a little silly. I find comedy in something I see or hear, in noticing the irony or coincidences. I wish I could be funny “on cue.” … Continue reading

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10 cool things about writing science fiction romance #SFR #amwriting #Tuesday10

There’s a lot of great things about being an author in general (it’s actually my dream job), but science fiction romance in particular has a lot going for it. Here are 10 fun reasons to write SFR: 1. You can … Continue reading

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Naughty Words for Nice Writers now on #Kobo, #iBooks, #Nook (Amazon, too).

Naughty Words for Nice Writers, A Romance Novel Thesaurus is now available in ebook on Kobo, Nook and iTunes! Previously, Naughty Words was only available in Kindle and paperback on Amazon and paperback on Barnes & Noble. Naughty Words for … Continue reading

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The crafting of a romance novel blurb, from draft to final…#romancewriting #fictionwriting #writecraft

  I write blurbs the same way I write a novel–by pantsing, not plotting. I let the ideas come to me. If I attempted to sit down and craft a blurb, I would stare at a blank screen going uhh…. … Continue reading

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Naming romance novel characters: S is for irony

Girls just wanna have fun. Or this author does anyway. There is humor in most of my romances, but I’m writing the Alien Mate series specifically to be funny. The trope –Earth women becoming the ‘mail order’ brides of aliens–is … Continue reading

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From mail order brides to criminals to reality shows, the inspiration behind the Alien Mate series

How can you not laugh at the idea of women becoming mail order brides to aliens? The trope itself is preposterous and silly, so in writing Alien Mate, I made it out to be light and humorous. Why would a … Continue reading

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