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When Is a Writer Considered Successful?

Lori Twining The definition of success: Success (the opposite of failure or defeat) is the status…

#MondayMotivation – #Meditation – #TarotReading – #DragonOracleCard

Happy Monday, everyone. I am thrilled to report that I am about 98% recovered from my…

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 24th, 2022

It’s me again with your Daily Prompt. Today is January 24th, so this is the 24th…

Virtual Book Tour: The Shoe Diaries

I’m happy to welcome author Darby Baham. Today, Darby shares writing advice and her debut novel,…

Monday Morning Musing: Snow, Cabin Fever, and Snowpiercer

 When we moved to the west side of Michigan, I expected snow. Our first winter (2012-14)…

A No-Tomato Crockpot Chili Recipe and An Inspirational Romantic Suspense Read by Catherine Castle…

Recently tomatoes have been cut from our diet. I love tomatoes and many of the recipes…

Tom and Jerry Cowboy Up on DVD

Everybody’s favorite cat and mouse duo is back in action in Tom and Jerry Cowboy Up, the…

My Coffee Pot Guest: the Winged Warrior Series by Griffin Brady

Welcome to my Blog!Wander through wonderful worldsreal and fictional,meet interesting people,visit exciting placesand find a few…

Silly Dog (short story, humour) by Leanne Dyck

 When a dog doesn’t behave well, you have to ask yourself, whose fault is it? Is…

The Hush of Winter: Weird and Wild #Oregon #NaturePhotography #NatureBeauty

Winter is the ghosts of seasons with silent footsteps and a cocooning hush. Imprints in the…

Waterlily

Floating Poetry on a pond Slowly unfold its mysterious petals Water sparkles, reflecting the sun Playing…

Choosing a Title

 Even though your title may change before publication, it’s worth choosing a good working title. https://www.janefriedman.com/choose-the-perfect-title-for-your-book-7-authors-offer-tips/

Sunday Book Review – Satin and Cinders by Jan Sikes #Shortstory, #Romance

Welcome to my Sunday Book Review. Today I’m reviewing a #shortstory by Jan Sikes – Satin…

The Three Widows of Wylder an international bestseller

I just had to share the news that my latest release, The Three Widows of Wylder,…

Smart Talking

There are plenty of English words used in the UK that started life in America, jumped…

My weekend plans

My only plan this weekend was to bleed and lick my wounds. It was a brutal…

A Return to Author Events

I’ve done many an author event in my day, various festivals or community nights where markets…

Montana Reunion is almost here…And I’m remembering when I wore cowboy boots

Montana Reunion, my debut western and Harlequin Heartwarming romance, is out in a few days on…

The Story Behind the Story with MJ LaBeff of Arizona.

  One of our most popular guests is back for The Story Behind the Story. MJ…

#SaturdayStarter Crusader’s Path by Mary Ann Bernal (@BritonandDane)

#SaturdayStarter features one story, specifically the beginning of the story. The beginning of the book will…

It’s Guest Author Saturday!! Please welcome contemporary romance author, Melanie Hewitt…

Hi Melanie! So happy to welcome you to my blog for Guest Author Saturday – I…

Round Robin – Writing of the Pandemic

:Thanks to Connie Vines for this month’s topic. How are you dealing with the COVID pandemic…

Catherine Coulter’s DEVIL’S EMBRACE – Enthralling 18th Century Story of Capture and an Earl who acts like a Pirate!

  This was Coulter’s first historical romance, published in 1985, and it is a superbly written,…

Selling From the Heart 2022 Authentic Selling Challenge

One of the biggest thrills of my career to date, being a contributor to the Selling From…

This week in The Loft: Author A. J. Llewellyn!

Joining me today in The Loft is romance author A. J. Llewellyn. A. J. is the…