It’s now just five days until the release of Rescuing Prince Charming. Today I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It has to do with backstory. BACKSTORY a history or background, especially one created for a fictional character in a novel. I used some of my own ‘backstory’ as my character’s backstory. Sort of. My […]

“I haven’t read a romance I enjoyed so much in a long time.” — Lisabet Sarai, Beyond Romance It’s five days until the release of Rescuing Prince Charming, but the first review is in! Rescuing Prince Charming is hugely entertaining and highly recommended. The release date is next Monday, December 4, so you don’t have a lot of […]

I, Effing Feline, have gotten interested in tracking down my ancestors, and I’ve discovered some cats who are worthy of my bloodline — well as some who are NOT. Clearly, my ancestors must not only have superior intelligence but also je ne sais quoi. That’s Cattish for dignity and gravitas. At the end of this […]

Before I get down to business, I’d like to wish everyone in the States a Happy Thanksgiving. My daughter has to work on Thursday, after which her family will go to the in-laws, so we’re having our feast on Friday. And now, here’s the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop. For  week 47, the writing […]

Welcome to the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop, Book Hooks. Writers share a short snippet of their works to entice you. I’m highlight Rescuing Prince Charming, a science fiction romance releasing December 4 and available now for pre-order. Three weeks I gave you the back-cover blurb, and two weeks ago you got the opening of the […]

The unveiling of Rescuing Prince Charming At last, after months of a placeholder, here’s the real cover of Rescuing Prince Charming. This science fiction romance releases December 4, 2017, but it’s available now for pre-order. Director’s Commentary (just like on DVDs!) Since this is the fourth book in the Alien Contact for Idiots “universe,” the […]

I, Effing Feline, have gotten interested in tracking down my ancestors, and I’ve discovered some cats who are worthy of my bloodline. Today’s ancestor comes from the Russian Blue line of the family, though I can’t recall any contact with President Trump’s campaign. It’s the cat from Peter and the Wolf. The music is by […]

Just a quick post today to share a great magazine review of my science fiction romance, Newborn, that I received today.  Here are some highlights: This tense science fiction thriller is a delightful surprise from beginning to end. The characters are beautifully layered and complex, and the love story is romantic in the best sense […]

Once again, here’s the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop. For  week 46, the writing prompt is: Let Me Brag for a Minute This is a dangerous topic! My ego is, shall we say, well developed, and I’m somewhat prone to tooting my own horn. Of course, that’s only natural for an oboist, right? Whose […]

I, Effing Feline, have gotten interested in tracking down my ancestors, and I’ve discovered some cats who are worthy of my bloodline. Like Bucky B. Katt. He’s described on his Wiki page as selfish, cynical, and lazy — my hero! Some say Bucky isn’t real, a mere creation for the Get Fuzzy comic strip, but such […]