Sunday, July 28, 2013

Favorite Summertime Songs

I'm blogging at Through Heart-Shaped Glasses about my favorite summertime songs.

What are some of your favorite songs about summer?

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cover Love

I recently received the cover for How to Cause a Scandal. So...what do you think?

No release date yet, but I'll keep you updated.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dear April: We're through


Pretty flowers covered with snow. Grr.

Dear April:

You are overrated. If you weren't the month of my husband's birth and sometimes home to Easter, I would probably have kicked you to the curb long ago.

There is little to recommend you, though you do offer the best bling of all your kind -- diamonds.

You send mixed signals, April. Sometimes you're warm. Sometimes you're chilly. Sometimes you give me flowers, but mostly you leave me cold.

I should've have learned my lesson by now. I mean really, from the first day you lied to me.

Do you think I'm a fool?

Wait. Don't answer that.



Another photo from the snowy day that inspired this rant.

Who's ready for warmer weather?
Who's enjoying the sunshine at this very moment?
Tell me all about it.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Back to college

I'll return to my alma mater -- Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C. -- on March 18 to attend a luncheon with prospective students. I'll discuss how my college experience helped me set and achieve many career goals and milestones.

I'll also be visiting with my sister who's a junior at Salem. :)

Let the fun begin!

(I'm on the right.)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dude, that's so trope

I'm blogging about tropes at The Hot Pink Typewriter.
If you get a chance, stop by and share your favorite romantic storylines and books. : )

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Books and pigs and stuff

The last few weeks, and the next few months, are going to be particularly busy ones.
Yay! I'd rather be busy than bored, hadn't you?
Here are a few updates about what I'm doing and what's going on in my little corner of the world.

Harlequin's So You Think You Can Write 2012 Contest

I didn't enter this contest, but I'm really enjoying reading the entries. Here you'll find first chapters from, I think, about four hundred authors. I love this contest because it's a great way to discover new-to-you authors and a wonderful way to meet and make new writing friends, especially if you're a fan of category romance. Plus, you get to cast one vote per day for your favorite(s). So much!
Are you participating? Share your link in the comments section below so I can read your entry, please.

No Bigger Risk

I'm finishing up my novella No Bigger Risk and hope to have it submitted by Oct. 12. For any of you who read No Sweeter Love and remember Jolene, the town mayor and diner owner, this is her story. If you haven't read No Sweeter Love yet, may I suggest to you try it? ; )

What I'm reading

My e-reader is loaded, people. Loaded. Here are a few books I recently purchased and am especially excited about. Links will take you to Goodreads, if you feel the need to click and add to your virtual bookshelves. Have you read them yet? What do you think?

Jennifer Probst -- The Marriage Trap

Christine Bell -- Down for the Count

Sylvia Day -- Reflected in You (Crossfire, 2)

Savvy Authors NaNo Boot Camp -- Entangled Smack Down!

I'm registered for the Brazen team. I've never done NaNo so I'm really excited and this sounds like a great opportunity to learn and grow as a writer and to meet some wonderful editors and authors. I think registration is filling up fast, so click here to find out more information or to register for one of Entangled Publishing's category lines.

Too strange not to share

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you've probably already seen this. Mr. Pig, one of my neighbor's pets, greeted me when I walked outside on the first day of October.
At first I was shocked. I squealed. He squealed. We shared a moment. He ended up rooting though my trash and taking a nap in my yard for most of the day. I think he likes it  here.

So, what's going on with you? What are your plans this month?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mechanics on Monday: Writing the Alpha Hero

Today I'm at The Hot Pink Typewriter where I'm sharing tips for writing the Alpha hero.
Do you enjoy reading stories with Alpha heroes? Who are some of your favorite Alpha heroes and why? What are some of your favorite characteristics of an Alpha hero? If you're a writer, what are some of your tips for creating likeable Alpha heroes?

I hope to see you there. : )