The end

Typing those little words is a sad moment. Sure it’s an accomplishment. It means months of imagining, pondering, creating and general wood-burning are over and a story is finished. Even though I have a revision to do, my characters have come to their very happy ending. I’m cheering for them. Naturally. But I find I’m…

Once inspired, you gotta perspire

On the twelfth day of Christmas… Having tossed the original idea of the twelve days of Christmas away, I’m counting down the twelve days before Christmas to offer my gratitude for the people and things that make the writing life possible for me. Today it’s perspiration. I don’t know where I sweat more, during Zumba, or when…

Shout out for book stores

On the eighth day of Christmas… Having tossed the original idea of the twelve days of Christmas away, I’m counting down the twelve days before Christmas to offer my gratitude for the people and things that make the writing life possible for me. Today it’s the book shop. The whole world is in a book store. Maybe…

A pilgrimage to Parnassus Books

Most people go to Nashville for the music, the hot chicken, the Titans or Vanderbilt. Or lots of other wonderful things. This is, after all, a great city to visit. I was the plus-one for my husband on a business trip and do you know where I wanted to go first? Parnassus Books. This lovely…

LOVE IN THE MIX: romance and food

I am thrilled to be among the romance writers who offered recipes and tories for this cookbook, LOVE IN THE MIX, but I’m proud to have one of my family’s favorite Sunday dinner recipes included—along with the likes of Kristan Higgins, Beverly Jenkins, Susan Wiggs…so many of my favorite authors. I just read Piper Huguley’s…