Years ago hubby and I used head to Border’s Books after dinner on date night. There’s nothing more romantic than holding hands while browsing the murder mystery isle. Although most of us are grateful for Amazon and e-books, we miss the coffee and ink ambiance of a real bookstore. There are so few left. [Read more…] about Interesting Way to Connect Readers and Writers
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I’m honored to be one of the featured authors at the Redondo Beach Library Smart Summer Reads program.
Six terrific authors will be sharing everything from fiction to memoir—speed dating style.
Read more about it here: Mysterious Galaxy’s Smart Summer Reads.
See you there!
My good friend DeAnna Cameron has another great Belly Dance Romance available on Amazon!
When I was personal training people would ask me what was the best exercise. My answer was always, the one you enjoy. If you love it, whether it’s running, swimming, Zumba or belly dancing, you’ll keep at it. Here’s DeAnna’s exercise success story: [Read more…] about Falling in Love with Belly Dance
I recently attended a meeting of the O.C. Chapter of the Sisters in Crime. Alexandra Sokoloff, best-selling thriller writer, was the guest speaker. I felt a duty to respond to her talk.
It is obvious that, although Ms. Sokoloff is brilliant in many ways, pity party planning is NOT her forte, and in fact her discussion was actually damaging to the discipline.
So here goes, Alexandra. If you’re reading, I’d like to rebut some of your positions while I instruct the pitiable victims of the publishing industry, or any other industry for that matter.
Anne Cleeland has some great tips on how to create memorable characters.
One of the things I love about writing fiction is how much I learn about life as I work to improve my craft. For instance, at the April meeting of the Orange County chapter of Sisters in Crime, mystery writer Anne Cleeland gave us tips on how to create memorable characters for our stories. I wrote an article about it for writers on Lit Central OC.
For my blog, I thought I’d take a look at the same character tips and how we can apply them to becoming memorable characters ourselves. Here’s my snippet of encouragement. [Read more…] about 4 Character Tips from Anne Cleeland
I’m very glad turning water to wine was Jesus’ first miracle, but even happier it wasn’t His last.
The wine was running out at a wedding in Cana. Mary asked her Son to do something about it.
Jesus’ first response was less than inspiring. He said something along the lines of, “Why is that my problem?”