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Secrets Readers Don’t Know about Authors

A lot goes on behind the scenes in getting a book published. Stuff that readers don’t know and probably don’t need to know. Because, let’s face it, all a reader cares about is a story that takes them out of … Continue reading

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Amazing Things I Learn about My Characters

I love all the characters I write in my books. The good characters and the bad characters. The goofy and the serious. The messed up and the semi-normal. What you should know is that all of my characters originate from … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Going Solo by Tara Mills

Every now and then, I surprise myself. Every now and then, a book surprises me more. I’ve been a fan of Tara Mills for some time, having started reading her stuff years ago and keeping with it ever since. But … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of an Author (well, this one anyway)

The day in the life of an author: what this author *wants* her day to be like, and what it’s *really* like. Continue reading

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Review of The Promise, by Robert Crais

I’m going to start this review by stating that I am a HUGE Robert Crais fan. From story to setting, from character to conflict, for me┬áhe’s the epitome of a storyteller. When you pick up any of his books, you’re … Continue reading

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More s****y First Drafts — Want to See More Ugly Writing?

Last week’s post about s****y first drafts and how different they are from the final published book prompted a slew of site visits and email. So much that I’m sharing yet another crappy first draft from a scene in Covet, … Continue reading

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S****y First Drafts — What Ugly Writing Looks Like

We’re in November, and all this talk about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has me thinking about s****y first drafts and why they never get read or published. For those of you who might not know what NaNo is, it’s … Continue reading

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