November 7, 2015

On Writing #Wolves : Best Alpha Females

I can recite chapter and verse the number of “best” werewolf Alpha posts, of the best males or sexy heroes. Of course I can, I’m a romance author and paranormal romance is one of my favorite genres. In the best shifter books, we love the sexy growl of a male who is driven to protect his mate and his pack. We love their loyalty, their need to keep those around them safe and their power in defense of their world. I love a strong hero, but strong heroes need to be complemented by their powerful heroines so let’s talk about […]
October 18, 2012

10 Reasons Why Writing is Like Exercise

Whenever I get asked about the best advice to give an aspiring author or pre-published writer, I always say “write, write, write” and when you’re tired, “write some more.”  Recently, I had a discussion with some teachers about mentoring younger writers, particularly those seeking to turn their writing into a career as a published author and I was again asked, “what is the best advice I can give them?” “Write.” Yes, it really is that simple. Most authors will not turn into J.K. Rowling or Stephen King overnight. Hell, they didn’t become a success overnight either. But they both possessed perseverance and […]
May 31, 2012

Let’s Do The Twist…

You know that old saying, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade? Over the last year, life threw me more than few curve balls made of limes, lemons, and oranges. But rather than getting sour about it, I decided to make a few tequila sunrises. Last summer I made a commitment to myself and I’ve been extremely focused on keeping that commitment from writing every day, to really pushing myself to find the snark, the fun and more in my stories. I’ve seen one publisher fold and another four pick my books up. I’ve received tremendous support from my fellow […]
May 14, 2012

Last Week to Register! Writing and Witchcraft Classes

It’s the last week to register for Deborah Blake’s Herbal Magick and Kitchen Witchery class that begins next Monday.  The class is for anyone interested in the use of herbs and food in magick, whether for a witchcraft practice or a witchy character in a novel—or even just for fun. Recipes included! When is a cup of tea not just a cup of tea? When it is magick! Herbs and food have been used for centuries to augment a magickal life. Whether it was the wife who “sweetened” her husband’s temperament by adding special herbs to his dinner, or the […]
February 8, 2012

Writing – For Love and Money

I make my living by writing.  By day I copy write for businesses while early in the wee hours of the morning I spin my tales of new couples and new worlds. Every part of my day is related to writing in some fashion from writing emails, to reading emails and helping the mini me with her projects, whether it’s writing or reading to writing new copy for my day job and hitting my goal of a chapter a day (3 to 5K). Whether I’m earning an hourly salary, hugs and kisses from my kiddo or selling a book, I […]