I, Effing Feline, told you last week how the song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer should actually be Ildephonse the Red-Nosed Kit Cat. Today I set the record straight about another Christmas song that fails to give cats their due. Here’s a clue to the song I’m talking about: Before I disclose the name of the […]

For  week 49 of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop, the writing prompt is: A Favorite Recipe My daughter’s coming over tomorrow to help me bake Christmas cookies. That’s pretty thrilling, because it’s the first time any of my children has shown any interest in carrying on a family tradition. I think I’ve mentioned […]

Yes, I’m writing this post, but even so, don’t ask me what worms have to do with anything. Book worms, perhaps? A few bookworms early birds have read my sci fi romance, Rescuing Prince Charming, which was released a couple days ago, and I’m tickled pink (just like a worm) at what they’ve said about […]

Welcome to the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop, Book Hooks. Writers share a short snippet of their works to entice you. Here’s another snippet from my new release, Rescuing Prince Charming. Searching for a time bomb planted by saboteurs in a prototype starship, an alien male she’s never met got stuck in a narrow […]

5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . Rescuing Prince Charming is now live! It’s been thirteen months to the day since Newborn, my last book, came out. I ‘celebrated’ that release in hospital, but since then the issues that held me back […]

I, Effing Feline, have gotten interested in tracking down my ancestors, and I’ve discovered some cats who are worthy of my bloodline. This cat has suffered from horrible press, with some random ungulate stealing his glory. All cats, but few humans, realize that the ungulate was a mere spectator, but he hoofed it quickly to […]

Once a month, the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s showcase enables the brigade’s authors to highlight snippets from new works, WIPs, cover reveals or other fun things. In Rescuing Prince Charming, to be released December 4, I used some of my own ‘backstory’ as my character’s backstory. Sort of. My first teaching job was at Gilford Island, […]

It’s now just three days until the release of Rescuing Prince Charming. Today I’m sharing a short snippet from the section where the main characters have been kidnapped — and here they fight back. Where was Reese? Where? Footsteps thumped. A fist smacked flesh. Another gunshot, followed by the tinkling of broken glass. She wobbled to hands […]

For  week 48 of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop, the writing prompt is: Five Things on my Bucket List Unfortunately there are zero things. I don’t have a bucket list. Not because I intend to live forever, but because I don’t like to borrow trouble from the future by worrying I might die […]

It’s now just four days until the release of Rescuing Prince Charming. Today I’m going to let you in on a little secret about the book. It has to do with religious experiences — non-denominational moments of spiritual transcendence that seem to open you up to the whole world. I had a spiritual, or religious, experience that […]