For this week, the Marketing for Romance Writers blog tour prompt is: Top Five Places I’d Like to Visit At last, an easy topic! Uh, hold on a minute. Only five? 1 – Places with my children I visit these once a year if I can, yet they’re number one on my list. Total distance […]

Charlotte Bronte, author of Jane Eyre, would never need to steal another author’s work. Right? I’m no longer quite so sure. A couple weeks ago, I had elbow surgery. The other night, I took a hydrocodone and read myself to sleep with a biography of Miss Bronte. The passage discussed how an author name Mrs. […]

I, Effing Feline, love Earth Day. I love to gaze out the window at our beautiful Earth. I love the birds and the lizards, especially, the birds, and I dream of getting outside so I can catch and scratch and maul Mother Earth’s lovely creatures! Today, another selection from The Trial of Tompa Lee. Tompa’s trial […]

I’m back after a week’s absence due to elbow surgery for septic bursitis. For this week, the Marketing for Romance Writers blog prompt is: My biggest dream in life This is harder than it may seem. I’ve never had one BIG DREAM, rather, a series of big dreams, like pearls on a necklace. Back in high […]

I, Effing Feline, enjoyed a vacation this week. No typing. No fighting with my editors. You see, Ed was in hospital for five days, and without my hard taskmaster, I did what cats do best. I slept. Today, another selection from The Trial of Tompa Lee. Navy policeman Dante Roussel has turned Tompa Lee over […]

I, Effing Feline, got in trouble AGAIN. Not fair; I was just trying to make up for scratching the couch when I put the prickly pear pads under my pet humans’ pillows. Now I have to make up for the prickles, too. Poor me! Twiggles the Dog apologized, because she’s the one who suggested the […]

Most stories begin with a grain of sand. Not literal sand. Mental sand. When a rough grain of sand gets caught in an oyster’s shell, the oyster secretes a layer of mother-of-pearl around the grain, trying to make the sharp edges less annoying. Then another layer, and another. Out of a nasty little annoyance, a beautiful […]

I, Effing Feline, want to make amends. Last week I told you how Mrs V got mad at me for tearing up a cushion. I’ve wracked my brain, trying to think what I can do to make it up to her. If I had enough money, I could buy her flowers, but I don’t. All my […]

For lucky week 13, Marketing for Romance Writers blog prompt is: My greatest weakness I’ve been demonstrating this weakness ever since I joined the blog hop. For the 7 guilty sins prompt, I focused on things that distract me from writing. Everyone else wrote about personal failings. For the writing process prompt, I wrote about book […]

Welcome to the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s showcase. Once a month, the brigade’s authors highlight snippets from new work, WIPs, cover reveals or other fun things. But let me start at the beginning. Most stories begin with a grain of sand. Not literal sand. Mental sand. When a rough grain of sand gets caught in […]