Category Archives: Romance writing

A different twist on a shifter romance…Under Fyre backstory spotlight

In every shifter story I’ve read (wolf, big cat, dragon, bear), the shifter can only take two forms: human OR his/her animal. It’s either/or. In Under Fyre (Alien Dragon Shifters 1), the Draconians can control their shift and appear as … Continue reading

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A look back at BREEDER, the Sci-fi Romance readers LOVED and HATED….

My sci-fi romance Breeder was one of those books readers loved or hated. There was little middle ground. This year, 2019, is my 10th anniversary as a published author. I signed my first publishing contract 10 years ago in July. … Continue reading

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2009-2019: A look back at how I got published…

This year, 2019, marks my tenth anniversary as a published author. In July 2009 I signed my first book publishing contract. Writing books and getting published was always my BIG DREAM.  It was the one thing I wanted more than … Continue reading

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Why so many book cover male models are headless….

If you’ve looked at book covers lately, you may have noticed that often the men’s faces aren’t visible. They’re shown looking down, turning their backs, having only a partial face showing or having lost their heads completely. Why is that? … Continue reading

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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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