Secret Heir Seduction by Reese Ryan There was a time I thought Harlequin Romances were passe`. I believed billionaire romances were not my style. Reese Ryan has defied all my beliefs. Y’all know I’m a fan. Even tropes and genres I thought I didn’t like Reese has showed me my error. The truth is a good story is a good story and that’s what Reese … Continue reading One of My Favorite Authors Reese Ryan
The end of a decade. As we prepare to ring in the new year and the new decade, I find myself looking back over the past ten years. So much has happened in such a short time. After winning the Ann Peach Award in 2009 and joining Romance Writers of America, I started truly thinking about being a published writer ending the last decade on … Continue reading What a Decade!
As Thanksgiving nears, I become increasingly aware of all I have to be thankful for. Somethings are huge and often become just the background of my life. I don’t want to become complacent and forget what I have. I am blessed. I live in a country where I am free to speak my mind, worship the way I believe and have friends who have differences … Continue reading So Much to Be Thankful For
I love to cook but don’t always take the time to do so with a full-time job and trying to write. Usually on Sundays I’ll make something that will last a couple of days but this past Sunday I joined friends for a celebration of a dear friend’s birthday. I’d taken out boneless, skinless chicken breasts but when we arrived home from the party our … Continue reading Cajun Chicken and Rice Recipe
Dead of Winter by Wendy Corsi Staub, read by Melanie Ewbank Bella Jordan never planned to be an amateur sleuth. She was just a widow trying to survive being a single parent. Raising her seven-year old son, Max and trying to do whatever she can to see he gets a happy Christmas, Bella doesn’t have time for the dead body that has washed up from … Continue reading Dead of Winter
As chairperson of the Pamlico Writers’ Group, and more recently of our conference steering committee, I have been forced to do things that are uncomfortable, like public speaking. I know y’all think because I’m a big mouth broad I shouldn’t be sweating and fearing I’ll pass out just because my audience is ten times what I am comfortable with. I still get knock-kneed and tongue-tied … Continue reading I survived my first presentation
I’m giving my first presentation at the Pamlico Writers’ Conference April 6th. I’m excited and nervous. I have been a part of the conference steering committee for five years. Last year was my first as chairperson. I have grown up with the Pamlico Writers’ Group. I started attending meetings nearly twenty years ago. Ten years ago I became serious about getting published. Five years ago … Continue reading My First Presentation
I am so blessed to have so many talented family members. My daughter-in-law, Katelynn who came up with the title of White Gold and also took the photo used for the cover and my author photo. My other son’s girlfriend, Keri, was one of my early readers. My mom, father-in-law, oldest daughter-in-law and sister-in-law all act as proof readers during different phases of my writing. … Continue reading Blessings