Chapter 3—Dan: Meet the newbie

Since who knows when I’ll have a chance to meet everybody in person, I have to use these online moments to get acquainted with my colleagues, to put faces to bylines and figure out what everybody covers. Already I’ve realized that I’m pretty low in the pecking order. All right, at the very bottom. But I’m still a reporter and that’s exactly where I want to be.

Audiobook: Chapter 1

It’s here, the audio version of Chapter 1—Jessica: Starting Out. Meet JESSICA, starting her first day as a reporter during a pandemic. Meet DAN, a seasoned veteran of the newsroom. Already Jessica doesn’t trust him—and they haven’t even met? Then comes the bad news: Their editor has asked Dan to oversee her work as she…

Chapter 2— Jessica and Hanna

“If we don’t have a marriage license, how can we get married?” It had never occurred to me that when the counties announced they were closing their offices during the lockdown, that would mean marriage license offices, too. 

Falling in Love: The Audiobook

Coming on Wednesday! Since I know some people prefer an audio book, I’ve decided to create one myself. Now I warn you, I’m no Bahni Turpin (I love to hear her read a story). But I’ve done my amateur best to bring you an audio version of my book. They’ll post right here on Wednesdays.…

Halfway through NaNoWriMo

Halfway through NaNoWriMo and I’m slipping behind. Bad. With half a month to go it seemed like a good time to get a new strategy in place. So today I’ve marked my computer with my new daily goal. 2,200 words. Every day for the rest of the month. I’m cooking for Thanksgiving so I’ll be…

Reading the RITA winners, Part 1

What makes a book worthy of the Romance Writers of America’s annual RITA award? I wanted to know from a reader’s perspective. So armed with the cover of the September RWA magazine, Romance Writers Report, I started looking for them, the best of all the novels submitted to the annual contest. There are 13, everything…