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May 16, 2018 | Real life

I’ve deleted most of the pages and am plowing through more than a decade of posts. So far the only section intact is free reads.

Last fall I removed my titles from both Amazon and Barnes and Noble the only retail outlets carrying them. From time to time I miss writing commercial fiction. Alas, not enough to write for publication again.

This decision doesn’t rule out adding to the free read section.

Thank you for your support and encouragement, without the many kindnesses from readers, other writers, and gifted editors I would never have published a single story.



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Spring and other distractions

May 4, 2017 | Real life

May arrived in Seattle with a heady dose of sunshine and the garden responded by unfurling hundreds of tender shoots and swelling blossoms.

Meanwhile I’m deep in renovations for this old house and browsing for new digs.

Stories waiting for attention flitter across my distracted mind, but haven’t taken root.

I’m thinking fall before life settles down enough for me to concentrate.

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Random musings on writing and reality

February 18, 2014 | Real life

writer at work a

Every now and then I reflect on why I write. Lots of authors say they write for their fans. Although I’m thrilled and humbled when readers enjoy my stories, I write because the wonderful, flawed, complex characters that spring to life from the murky depths of my subconscious need their stories told. Even knowing my craft is never worthy of their adventures, they share their stories with me, so I have to do my best.

Since last year, I’ve spent a great deal of time polishing previously published stories. This has been a delightful chance to revisit old friends and, with luck and the help of an excellent editor, give them a second chance to enchant readers the way they do me. :heart:

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Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014 | Fan Friday,Real life


May your Valentine’s Day be dangerously sexy! :heart:

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Real Life

February 11, 2014 | Real life

writer at work a

So in between working on the next Mech adventure, polishing the backlist, oogling, and evaluating cover art I signed up for an editing class. Autocrit does a super job catching unintended repetitions, hackneyed phrases, and overused words. Edit Your Novel (in twenty minutes a day) picks up where Autocrit leaves off, tackling structure, plot, characters, setting, themes,point of view, and dialogue with a lot of real world techniques. Some of the material is familiar to anyone who’s read Swain’s Techniques of a Selling Writer.
For me the reminders were welcome, the approach usable, and checklists alone worth the price of the class. :heart:

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Review of COLIN Demon Hunters I

January 24, 2014 | Real life

Colin 500 x 750

For those who can’t get enough of the Treeland Pack world, like me, there are the demons…

Jacque said: “The connection between Colin and Holly was hot and their longings for each other were fairly intense. And the sex, YOWZA! The sex is smoldering hot yet still tastefully written. I know some would call this a BDSM story but I feel it was more of a D/s love story with some kinky rope play thrown into the mix.”

There’s nothing better than a reader, who gets the story the way I envisioned it and shares! Makes me warm and fuzzy for hours. :heart:

You can read the rest of her review here

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A Taste of Scarlet Free!

January 17, 2014 | Fan Friday,Real life

Treeland Pack I 500 X 666

A Taste of Scarlet is FREE today, tomorrow and Sunday, hurry!

Here’s the download link!

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A Taste of Scarlet Release Day!

January 9, 2014 | Real life

Treeland Pack I 500 X 666

A Taste of Scarlet is back better than ever and at a new bargain price!

Release days make me crazy, but it in a fun way :lol:

Buy Link

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Happy New Year

December 31, 2013 | Real life


Stay dangerously sexy and I’ll see you in 2014!

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Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2013 | Real life


Have a wonderful holiday and be excellent to each other :heart:

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