bloody mondays

May 9, 2011

Dukes, Earls and Villains Oh My…

As some of you know, I’ve been on a mission to work on my own writing and editing lately so I haven’t had the luxury of time to read anyone else’s work but my own.  This makes for one unhappy lover of romance books. Recently, I was lucky enough to meet a very sweet and funny author at the Dreamin’ In Dallas book signing in March. Vicky Dreiling, was sitting next to fellow bloody pen sister, Nikki Duncan. She was signing her debut book,  How to Marry a Duke, a regency historical. I had to pick it up. The blurb […]
April 25, 2011

Relationship Fans Are Brutal

As a romance author, you might say couples are my thing. I don’t mean that I sit around plotting about how to get a couple together (well, actually I do). I don’t mean that I sit and analyze what issues a couple has (well, actually I do that too). What I do mean is that I love to watch the journey of the couple as they go through their ups and downs, their communication issues, their misunderstandings, their passionate clinches and those profound moments when they click. I’m a fan of the whole enchilada in a relationship. The good. The […]
April 11, 2011

Perseverance

I’m not a person who likes to pay to cry. I am purely a kick-butt and laugh movie watcher. However, I am a huge sucker for a story of surviving against the odds. Victims have always inspired me with their pure instinct of survival. This weekend I took my daughter to see Soul Surfer. The story of Bethany Hamilton, a sixteen year old amateur surfer who fought back with faith after a near fatal shark attack that left her with only one arm. Bethany’s story goes beyond survival—she conquered. Fears, doubts, and physical adversity were left behind to be sucked […]
April 4, 2011

Time Spent: Priceless with Kimberly Quinton

Well, my brain can’t possible absorb one more piece of information after a great weekend at the Dreamin In Dallas conference. I’m going to be MIA the next several weeks-I’ll be buried in edits, highlighters and cliché busting fresh-writing techniques. I have submissions to make, a new story to write and another recently completed to begin revising. Attending conferences is one of my favorite perks of pursuing this work. So far, they have all been educational, inspiring and filled with friends to share a drink and a laugh with. After a weekend of conferencing, as you drift to sleep, (or […]
March 28, 2011

What Was On First?

I decided to post something completely unrelated to writing. I’ve been in a funk leading up to this week. It’s the first anniversary of my first dog’s death…Logan. Weird mood. I need to cuddle Pepper, who we’ve noticed slowing down quite a bit recently. I have a book signing on the actual date, so I’ll be busy with friends. Thank goodness! So what happened to me this weekend is very relative. I have a unique specialty. In any kind of weather, I can walk a straight line, pushing a 40 pound hopper and 50 pounds of chalk. This skill set […]