Remember the show Cheers? Every person had his own seat at the bar. Each of them drank the same drink every day. Norm walked in and everyone said in unison “Norm!” You knew these folks were in a place of comfort and camaraderie. If you’ve read my blog for a while, you know I spend…

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Remember my new idea? The one that came to me so perfectly formed that I knew the book would write itself? Well, it may be true that the book will write itself, but the synopsis is another matter altogether. A good synopsis is incredibly important. Even if you’ve already written your book, you will still…

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I’m delighted to welcome one of my best friends and fellow writers to my blog today. Emilie Richards is the author of over sixty (!) books. Emilie’s written everything from sagas to romances to mysteries to women’s fiction, but the one thing that always remains the same is the quality of her writing and her…

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Thursday was a very good day. First of all, there was a bunch of good news coming out of the United Kingdom about The Midwife’s Confession, as the great TV ad aired for the first time and the book officially hit the stores. On the UK Amazon Kindle list, it broke into the top ten (and it’s…

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My publisher in the United Kingdom is pretty amazing. Here’s the TV ad they created, which will start running in the UK on June 23rd, the same day The Midwife’s Confession should show up in the grocery stores there. I just love it! The book cover proclaims a money back guarantee to readers in the UK and…

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. . . traveling back to the early eighties. I’ve started rereading my first novel, Private Relations, as I get it ready to publish as an ebook. It will join the five other out-of-print books I’ve turned into ebooks–Secret Lives, Reflection, The Escape Artist, Brass Ring and Fire and Rain. (Check them out here). I…

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I’m going to try something new. It will either flop or take off or land somewhere in between. Here’s my idea: Every Friday, I’ll post a topic and you can share something related to that topic from your own life (in the comment form). You don’t need to be a writer to participate. You don’t need…

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At my home away from home. Working, of course, but what a place to work! The beach is now wide and beautiful. (Here’s my blog post made during the renourishment). The change is amazing! I’ll be at Quarter Moon Books Friday from 2-4. Stop by!

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Home from New Jersey and New York! Well, for about thirty hours, anyway, before we take off for the beach. I thought I’d share some pictures from the week with you. I started out at a speaking engagement in Lakewood, New Jersey. The audience was so fabulous and responsive and I had a great time.…

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