Back Cover Blurbs, Book Reviews, Romance Writing, Writing Fiction


   A Very Black Cat! It's done, sent to the publishers, and is now on Amazon! I'm talking about my latest novel, of course, A Very Black Cat, and you can see the black cat on the fence if you look between the hero and heroine on the book cover. (Nice cover,  Cynthia! Thanks!) Here's… Continue reading A VERY BLACK CAT

Romance Writing

When Nothing Goes Right

You plotted correctly and it the story is wonderful. You drew from deep within and created the perfect characters to carry your story to conclusion. You kicked everyone out of the house or went to your special hiding place to write. And you put the seat of your pants to the seat of your chair… Continue reading When Nothing Goes Right

Romance Writing, Writing Fiction


Last post, I said I was ready to start marketing Wolf Legend, my next contemporary romance novel with a supernatural theme.  Maybe the truth should be that I'm almost ready to start marketing Wolf Legend. I've still got to do one more run-through for editing, typos, etc.  Most of all, I must justify the margins. When I first started… Continue reading Writer/Procrastinator

Romance Writing

Snowed by Pamela Burford Review:  Snowed by Pamela Burford Judging from the original publication date for this book, I'm guessing that it's from Ms Burford's backlist.  It reads like a backlist book.  I liked it but there were things about it suggestive of a writer who hasn't hit her full stride yet. It's the story of a… Continue reading Snowed by Pamela Burford

Romance Writing

First Visions by H.T. Wood

  Book Review:  First Visions by H.T. Wood I'm a sucker for stories about people with psychic abilities but I have a caveat.  That psychic should be otherwise normal.  The heroine in this book was perfectly normal until an accident left her with second sight. It's a fairly common theme for stories and one that… Continue reading First Visions by H.T. Wood

Romance Writing

Why Loglines?

There's a spot on the wall above my computer where the paint has worn off.  Because there have been so many loglines stuck there over the years.  I pulled the paper with the logline off the wall when the manuscript was finished and often some of the paint came off too. For those of you… Continue reading Why Loglines?

Romance Writing

Minor Characters

Minor characters are sneaky.  They are necessary to the story but they aren't supposed to take over.  The problem comes when one or more of them do exactly that.  So what to do? Depends.  There are two kinds of minor characters.  You need to know which category your minor character belongs to before you can… Continue reading Minor Characters

Romance Writing


I recently joined a new group on Goodreads.  I don't belong to many groups and I'm very picky about the ones I do join.  But this one sounded interesting when I ran across the name.  So I took a look.  What's eco-fiction? As it turns out, eco-fiction is what I write.  Okay, it's one genre… Continue reading Eco-fiction