Category MFRW

Her happiness explodes #mfrwhooks

I currently have not one but two WIPs. Given the way I work, that’s terribly unwise — but while I usually hold sway over my Muse, sometimes she throws me curve balls and strikes out my commonsense. I’m continuing with the opening of my sci-fi adventure WIP tentatively titled Secrets of Love and War. Last […]

Classics Illustrated, anyone? #mfrwauthor

Welcome to the second year of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop. This week, the writing prompt is: A Book that has Influenced My Life That’s a tough one. There are so many! After much deliberation — at least 20 seconds worth — I’m going to go with the book that marked the beginning […]

Games People Play #mfrwbookhooks

I can’t believe it’s been a month since I hooked up with Book Hooks. Tempus, she does fugit. I currently have not one but two WIPs, which is terribly unwise — but while I usually hold sway over my Muse, sometimes she throws me curve balls and strikes out my commonsense. Here’s the very opening […]

Love, laughter, and bright bulbs #mfrwauthor

Welcome to the second year of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop. This week, the writing prompt is: How much of myself is in my writing? Short answer: Less and less with each book. Long answer: My first published novel contained a number of elements of my life. The setting was the Chicago neighborhood […]

Way back in 1696 #mfrwauthor

Welcome to the second year of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop. This week, the writing prompt is: My Earliest Memory I don’t quite remember Grandpa Polydor (Pol, or Paul after he moved to the New World). He died when I was three and a half, and it was close enough to Christmas that […]

Late night French flicks – #MFRWauthor

Welcome to the second year of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop. I joined last year’s hop after eight weeks or so, and didn’t miss a post from there on. I wasn’t sure about doing it again, because I’m not sure it generates sales, which is hat MFRW is all about. I had fun, […]

Love, War, and Purple Cows #MFRWauthor

For the final, last, and ultimate week of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop, the writing prompt is: New Years Resolutions I don’t do resolutions. Never have. But rather than end with such a teensy post, I’ll add that the wife and I have signed up for a three-times-a-week fitness class starting January 3. […]

Bah Humbug! #mfrwbookhooks

Effing Feline here. I write a weekly blog post for my pet human, Ed Hoornaert. He “asked” (more like ordered) me to fill in today because he’s “busy,” he says, with his three sons who flew 10,000 total miles to visit at Christmas, one way. As if that’s any excuse for sloughing the work onto […]

Yo-Yo #mfwauthor

For  week 51 of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop, the writing prompt is: Advice to New Authors I can’t find the original anecdote, which I heard decades ago, after I decided against majoring in music. I’m changing the names. My apologies to Yo-Yo Ma. An aspiring young musician (we’ll call her LindaEllen for […]

Uh…yes, it WAS her problem #mfrwbookhooks

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 tasty treat from my new release, Rescuing Prince Charming. Dusty Johnson and an unknown guard have found a time bomb hidden in the guts of a prototype starship. A narrow tunnel is […]