Today, I’m pleased as punch to hand my blog over for a second time to my son, Chris Hoornaert, who investigates what psychology has to say about another issue of importance to all writers: Negative Thoughts Take it away, Chris! 5 Ways to Take Control of Negative Thoughts “Stop being a prisoner of your past. […]

I’ve been with the year-long Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop for over four months. By now, it’s become a weekly habit.  For this week, the writing prompt is: My Favorite Holiday I feel like I’m writing a school essay, with its concomitant predictability, but … Christmas. Not because of the commercial aspects. Tinsel, flashing lights, presents, […]

I, Effing Feline, hate the neighbors.  They used to have a tomcat too old and fat to leap over the wall into MY yard.  The only thing I hated about him was that he was an outdoor cat, while I’m a house cat, too valuable to be allowed outside in a region populated by coyotes […]

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Review by KJ Van Houten Review of Newborn And now for something completely different! For some reason, the word ‘romp’ comes to mind after I read Newborn. The dictionary defines romp as “a spell of rough, energetic play” and yeah, that sort of fits! If you’ve read any…

I’ve been with the year-long Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop for over four months. By now, it’s become a weekly habit.  For this week, the writing prompt is: Life Lessons in My Books Good grief, where do I start? First off, let me say that I used to be a teacher, but I quit.  Second, I […]

Welcome to the Midweek Tease blog hop, courtesy of Angelica Dawson.  Writers post teasers about their newest release, or their work-in-progress, or their backlist. I’m posting another tease from my near-future romance, Newborn. Jo Beaverpaw has been programmed to assassinate her alien world’s most wanted fugitive. After an accidental fall, she wakes up in hospital, […]

Today, I’m pleased as punch to hand my blog over to a very special  writer, my son, Chris Hoornaert, who investigates what science has to say about an issue of importance to all writers: Rejection! Whether its a curt note from an editor, agent, or simply a bad review, we’ve all felt its viperous sting. […]

I, Effing Feline, dreamt I chased a bird — and caught it! I don’t know how I got outside.  That’s the way of dreams, you know?  Birds love the olive tree with seven trunks outside our floor-to-ceiling window, and in my dream I saw the world’s biggest bird sitting in the tree.  I leaped.  Extended […]

It’s all downhill from here; we’re more than halfway through the year-long Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop. For week 27, the writing prompt is: The Most Beautiful Place I’ve Been This is the easiest yet. Banff. Not the port in Scotland, the national park in Canada. The first time I saw those mountains, awe filled my […]

Welcome to the Midweek Tease blog hop, courtesy of Angelica Dawson.  Writers post teasers about their newest release, or their work-in-progress, or their backlist. I’m posting another tease from my near-future romance, Newborn. In previous teases, you’ve met Jo Beaverpaw, who’s been programmed to assassinate her alien world’s most wanted fugitive. After an accidental fall, she […]