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Interview with Thyra Dane

Thyra was my second interview. We will both have stories in the winter historical anthology published by the New Romance Cafe, Kisses and Other Scandalous Pastimes. Thank you for being a part of my journey as a writer and interviewer. I hope someday to meet in person. Today I have the luxury of visiting with a new writer friend, Thyra Dane. Some may recognize her … Continue reading Interview with Thyra Dane

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Interview at Creekside Cafe with Donna Steele

In lieu of new author interviews during the weeks leading to Thanksgiving, I’d like to thank the authors who first gave me a chance to interview them for my Creekside Cafe. Donna Steele was my first interview and I’d like to take a moment to honor her kindness and friendship as well as update her interview. Those of you who read the original interview, thank … Continue reading Interview at Creekside Cafe with Donna Steele

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Fluctuating Word Count

Do you get discouraged by your word count? Do you have one week that is really fantastic and another that is just not something to be proud of? Yeah, well that’s me. Some days, some weeks I have so much going on at work, with my life, in my head that I don’t get the word count I’d hope for. Doing NaNoWriMo this month, we … Continue reading Fluctuating Word Count

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A Warm Friendly Chat with Hannah Meredith

also known as Merry Simmons I am thrilled to welcome Hannah Meredith to Creekside Café, my dream job if I ever win the lottery or get a million-dollar movie deal, for now, the café only exists on my website. Hannah and I are both members of Romance Writers of America and our local Heart of Carolina RWA. We met at local meeting and became friends. … Continue reading A Warm Friendly Chat with Hannah Meredith

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The Spitfire: Wicked Wallflowers

The Spitfire: Wicked Wallflowers by Christi Caldwell Narrated by Tim Campbell Audiobook Clara Winters dreams of leaving behind her old life at the mercy of controlling men and opening her music hall. No matter how many times she is knocked down, she is bounces back up. When she discovers a man being assaulted on the streets of East London, she knows if she doesn’t intervene, … Continue reading The Spitfire: Wicked Wallflowers

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My Reflections of NaNoWriMo

My first week of NaNoWriMo 2019 I’m not sure what I expected this week during the first week of NaNoWriMo. My only other experience with NaNo in 2015 was more harrowing. As an inexperienced writer who usually only made five-hundred words per day, trying to triple my output to make my NaNo goal wasn’t easy. I had to really push myself to write every day. … Continue reading My Reflections of NaNoWriMo

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Enjoying the Breeze with Maida Malby

It is so nice to have author Maida Malby here at Creekside Café. Welcome Maida, have you ever been to North Carolina before? Maida: Yes, I have. The first time I came to the US was in 1994 as a participant in the YMCA International Camp Counselors Program. I was assigned to the Sandy Ridge Girl Scout Camp in Bennettsville, SC for two months. I … Continue reading Enjoying the Breeze with Maida Malby