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Person of Influence - Wednesday, September 14th 2011 12:04 PM
     My mom raised me with the idea that if I wanted to accomplish something, I could.  If I wanted it bad enough, then I could make it happen. ...
My most Influential person is.... - Monday, September 12th 2011 1:15 PM
  Laura Sonnenmark.  As dumb luck would have it, Laura and her husband moved into my neighborhood and she, too, was an aspiring author.  I had a buddy. ...
The Borrower, by Rebecca Makkai - Friday, September 9th 2011 2:16 PM
The Borrowerby Rebecca Makkai  One of my favorite books of the summer, this one’s a book lover’s dream.   For me, a measure of how well a book is written...
Lessons from the first 5 books.... - Thursday, September 8th 2011 1:24 PM
I sold my first book because it was a Golden Heart finalist.  The GH had weight then. Agents and editors wanted to read them because they’d already been through a...
NOLA & Kudos - Wednesday, September 7th 2011 2:24 PM
  First of all, I would like to give a shout out to all conference committees everywhere, for all the unheralded work that you do.  It is appreciated, though rarely...
Advice for newbees... - Monday, September 5th 2011 1:18 PM
If I'd only known . . .So it's been almost 20 years since I published my first book, so things have changed.  But some things have stayed the same.  The major thing...
Ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille - Thursday, September 1st 2011 5:58 AM
 First . .  Ta-da: Let's cast a Finley Tanner movie.   Not a problem except that I don't know all the actor's names, so you'll just have to settle for...
Fallen, by Karin Slaughter - Sunday, August 28th 2011 10:10 PM
Fallenby Karin Slaughter Fallen is the third novel in Karin Slaughter's Grant County Series, and though I did not read the first two, I can honestly say I'm into the...
Techy toys? Me? - Thursday, August 25th 2011 10:54 AM
I’m not the person for technology, although I’ve been working on a computer for nearly 20 years.  You’d think I’d be better at it, huh?I did purchase a mistake....
Happy Birthday Bonnie!!! - Thursday, August 25th 2011 3:13 AM
Happy birthday and have a great day!   Your Babes,  
Wiccan Update - week 3 - Wednesday, August 24th 2011 11:12 AM
  Wiccan Chalice update:    I am happy to announce that in the last week I’ve sold more copies of my Wiccan books, thanks to Samhain’s free download offer...
iLove - Monday, August 22nd 2011 7:26 AM
  Yes, my favorite techie thing is my iPad.  I love it.  But I was late coming to the party, mainly because of the hefty price tag.  But the birthday...
Holy Hanna Batman, publishing has changed... - Thursday, August 18th 2011 11:17 AM
 Not a great lead in?  Well, we’re chatting about the changes in publishing and there are many but only in the last five years or so.  I remember when...
Wiccan Update! - Tuesday, August 16th 2011 7:54 PM
  Babes Blog   Update on my epub sales for the two weeks I’ve had Wiccan Chalice for sale, as well as Wiccan Wishes!  I’ve sold 130 copies of Wiccan...
A look down publishing lane . . . - Monday, August 15th 2011 5:51 AM
  Boy, has publishing changed.  Back in the stone age when I started writing, there were a number of options.  Far more than exist today.   Harlequin...
A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion, by Ron Hansen - Sunday, August 14th 2011 11:17 PM
 A Wild Surge of Guilty Passionby Ron HansenIf you're a true-crime afficionado, here's one for your beach bag.  There's still a few weeks left of summer, but you...
How to stall your career in one easy lesson.... - Thursday, August 11th 2011 9:46 AM
The subject is buying books back and or turning down contracts.  I say yes to both.  in 20 years of writing, a lot happens.  The book I bought back was for a...
Deadline or bust - Wednesday, August 10th 2011 11:40 AM
I know I talk all the time about how my fellow babes really taught me the ropes.  But it's true!!! LOL They taught me about making deadline even if it means skipping a...
Buy buy buy - Monday, August 8th 2011 9:00 AM
  Okay, so I'm channeling NSYNC.  The question is . . . have you ever turned down a contract (Hell no) or bought a book back from a publisher?  That would be a...
Long Drive Home, by - Sunday, August 7th 2011 9:44 PM
  Long Drive Home by Will Allison Road rage.  There’s not a driver who hasn’t experienced it, either as the rager or the ragee.  Will Allison’s newest...
Mr. Peabody, turn on the way back machine … - Thursday, August 4th 2011 12:18 PM
That’s Sherman and Mr. Peabody from Fractured Fairy Tales for those young people out there. =)  I remember quite a bit, which is odd, since years and dates are not...
Wiccan Wednesday! - Wednesday, August 3rd 2011 1:19 PM
     Today I want to talk religion - oh no! - and why I chose this particular religion for my teen heroine, Rhiannon Godfrey, to explore. This month Wiccan...
Memories. All alone in the midnight - sing along with me . . . - Monday, August 1st 2011 11:33 AM
  Or not.  I can't carry a tune.  Forget that; let us talk about our earliest memory.  This is an easy one for me.  I had to be around 2 1/2 or...
Break the Skin, by Lee Martin - Sunday, July 31st 2011 1:20 PM
  Break the Skin By Lee Martin This is the tale of lonely people looking for love and the lengths they’ll go to in order to find it…and keep it.  Aside from...
WHY NYT advice won't work for you... or me. - Thursday, July 28th 2011 10:36 AM
 I've heard a lot of advice over the years but from an NYT bestseller, I've had lots.  Those authors have a huge advantage I will never see.  Hitting the NYT...