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Wednesday!! - Wednesday, July 27th 2011 2:30 PM
 Happy mid week, peeps! I am in a fabulous mood, having just finished writing Wiccan Chalice, which is the fourth book in the Rhiannon Godfrey series...it will be...
Save Me, by Lisa Scottoline - Sunday, July 24th 2011 11:40 PM
Save Me by Lisa Scottoline Okay, here’s the opening premise.  Rose McKenna volunteers to work cafeteria duty at her daughter’s new school in order to watch over...
Off Topic - KNOTBSB - Sunday, July 24th 2011 4:32 AM
  So this past weekend we went up to Orlando to see the NKOTBSB concert.  It was nostalgic for me.  The last time I went to a BSB concert was 1998.  My...
Off Topic - KNOTBSB - Sunday, July 24th 2011 4:32 AM
  So this past weekend we went up to Orlando to see the NKOTBSB concert.  It was nostalgic for me.  The last time I went to a BSB concert was 1998.  My...
Off Topic - Kelsey Roberts lives - Tuesday, July 19th 2011 7:03 AM
  Yes, my former self has come home.  It's kind of like having an adult child knock on your door and yelling 'Surprise!'   Not that I'm not happy that my...
Still Missing, by Chevy Stevens - Sunday, July 17th 2011 11:51 PM
 Still Missingby Chevy StevensStill Missing is a well written, insightful, unsettling, drama-packed thriller, with an awesome twist thrown in for good measure.  It...
Before you write, know the Basics... - Thursday, July 14th 2011 10:44 AM
I’m a firm believer in going back to the basics, a refresher course in plot and character.  I do it after I finish a book.  For me it combats self doubt and a lack...
Guest Post by Lucienne Diver - author of new novel, Bad Blood - Wednesday, July 13th 2011 11:30 AM
     Action Distraction   I don’t know about you all, but I dread action scenes.  I approach the writing of them with all the excitement of...
What you should know before you start writing . . . - Monday, July 11th 2011 3:11 AM
  A topic sure to piss a few folks off.  Apparently there are two schools of thought.  1 - flesh out the plot and then write; and 2 - write by the seat of...
Off Topic... CA verdict - Thursday, July 7th 2011 1:54 PM
Like most of the USA, we've been watching the murder trial of Casey Anthony.   My disappointment in the jury's decision is like the rest of the world,...
Tweet, Tweet - Tuesday, July 5th 2011 6:04 AM
  Sorry I'm a day late, but I was still on RWA time - translation - exhausted!!!  It was a great week and I was lucky enough to reconnect with fab authors Maureen...
Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher - Sunday, July 3rd 2011 1:54 AM
Thirteen Reasons Why  by Jay Asher Thirteen Reasons Why should be required reading for all teenagers.  Not only will they be intrigued by it, but they will learn...
I'm off to RWA - Monday, June 27th 2011 2:29 AM
  I'll admit it, I'm jaded.  This is my 19th RWA and have things ever changed.  Some for the better - like the Librarians and Booksellers events and...
Cum Laude, by Cecily von Ziegesar - Sunday, June 26th 2011 11:33 PM
 Cum Laudeby Cecily von Ziegesar The Breakfast Club goes to college.  That's what this book felt like to me, and since that was one of my favorite movies growing...
Pitching a story - Thursday, June 23rd 2011 10:58 AM
 Years ago, I did a lot of volunteering at RWA conference.   A lot.  But standing outside the pitching rooms and timing people has to be one of the most...
Who still hasn't packed for New York and RWA? - Wednesday, June 22nd 2011 7:30 PM
I know I have to pack. I know what I want to put inside the suitcase.  I am thinking about dragging the suitcase in from the garage I have my reader prizes, new flat...
A pitch is a ***** - Monday, June 20th 2011 6:43 AM
Need a great pitch?  Ask someone else.  Seriously, I am not your girl.  You'd think after 40+ books I'd have it down, but you'd be wrong.  I can't do...
The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship, by Lisa Verge Higgins - Saturday, June 18th 2011 10:11 PM
The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship by Lisa Verge Higgins   An insightful and beautifully written story, The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship is...
RWA... - Thursday, June 16th 2011 10:25 AM
  In the last few years I’ve watched RWA cater to the unpublished more than the published.  Allowing E books that are started up in someone’s basement isn’t...
RWA – MUSH ALERT!! - Tuesday, June 14th 2011 9:14 PM
     My Romance Writers of America experiences have all been great – thanks in a HUGE part to my fellow Babes J Having/making good friends is the...
Screwing up RWA.... - Monday, June 13th 2011 8:44 AM
As a twenty-five year plus member, I've done more screwing up than I like to admit.  Some of it was dumb, some maybe a tad mean, and some just downright...
Night Road, by Kristin Hannah - Sunday, June 12th 2011 8:11 PM
Night Road by Kristin Hannah   New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah doesn’t just tug at your heartstrings, she rips them right out of you with her...
Nesting the book proposal... - Thursday, June 9th 2011 11:58 AM
For a writer, a proposal is your introduction to the editor, your calling card. Start like a pro. A professional book proposal should be nested (layered) in the following...
Frustrated with the speed of traditional publishing  - Wednesday, June 8th 2011 4:44 PM
  It is so hard to be patient, as Babe Rhonda advises – and it used to be that a writer had no choice but to wait.  Now with the advent of epubbing, the wait time...
Already Home, by Susan Mallery - Sunday, June 5th 2011 10:18 PM
Already Home by Susan Mallery   Susan Mallery fans have got to be happy with her lastest engaging novel, Already Home, a bittersweet tale of love and loss and...