Enter the 2013 Golden Palm Contest for Unpublished Romance Writers! The summer is heating up, and so is the Golden Palm Contest sponsored by Florida Romance Writers. If you’re an unpublished romance writer looking to change that status, you...―
I am excited to announce that Hanging By A Hair, my 11th Bad Hair Day Mystery, has a tentative release date of April 2014 from Five Star. Marla’s joyous move to a new house with her husband, Detective Dalton Vail, is marred by their next ...―
Although I write mysteries, my only connection to the real world of crime has been through seminars with specialists in the field. Now I can finally claim a true crime experience of my own. Our Orlando condo had a break-in and all jewelry plus...―
Do you hate writing a synopsis? If so, get used to it, because this tool is essential to your career as a writer. Not only is a synopsis necessary for a book proposal, but the sales force at your publishing house will use it to design your cover ...―
Dealing With Bad Reviews by Colby Marshall When we send our own pieces of writing into the world, be they in book form or blog or a poem written on a sheet of notebook paper, we always believe they’re worth something. In fact, we don’t...―
I’m guest blogging at two sites today and would appreciate your stopping by and leaving a comment: May 17 Guest Blog: Legend of Sigurd, Paranormal Romance Fans for Life May 17 Guest Blog: Meet the Drift Lords, Preternatura Also, if...―
Today begins my online blog tour to celebrate the release of Warrior Rogue. Leave a comment to be entered into my grand prize drawing for a $25 Amazon or BN gift card. Two runners up will each win a signed print copy of Wicked Women Whodunit. And ...―
Chicken and Bean Stew 2 pounds chicken thighs or 5-6 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 3 Tbsp. oil 1 medium onion, cut into chunks 3 peeled carrots, cut into chunks 1 tsp. chopped garlic 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes 1...―
Enter to win a signed print copy of Warrior Rogue (The Drift Lords Series #2). Contest runs April 17 – May 2. “There is never a dull moment in this action-packed sci-fi fantasy. With a liberal dose of steamy romance thrown in, this ...―
This past weekend, guest speaker Joanna Campbell Slan told us how to create vibrant characters. First she mentioned four personality styles. Dialogue should reflect if the person is a tell versus an ask kind of guy. This sounds like me and my...―
How do you balance writing with online promotion? Marketing efforts take hours on the Internet. How can you keep up with tweets, Facebook posts, Pinterest, and more? I am always asked this question whenever I give talks. It’s not easy to ...―
So last week I was craving a salad and I remembered what an amazing salad I had once at ...
After attempting to accept her fate in the strange fishbowl world, Kendíka decides ...
I just like to say “Shopability”! But retailers today need to be able to say ...