Sneak Off and Read: Lines about Money, #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about MONEY for a lovely start to your week, enjoy! “Here, take your damn blood money, and don’t worry, my daughter and I will find somewhere else to live before next month.” Jacquie Biggar Silver Bells (upcoming) AJ felt like a kid who had just been caught stealing money from his…

Holding out for a hero

I read a blog post this morning from Virginia Heath entitled “Write What You Know, they said …” In it, she’s talking about borrowing some of her daughter’s traits, and events from history, for her latest novel. And it got me to thinking about heroes, and … writing what you know. We’ve all seen it….

Baby Boomers Rejoice the birth of Seasoned Romance!

  I was born at the tail end of the baby boom. I grew up in the sixties to: the tune of the best music; girls finally being allowed to wear pants at school; and slightly less expectation that we make one of only three choices for our future–become a teacher, become a nurse, or…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about Water, #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about WATER for a lovely start to your week, enjoy! I watched in rapt fascination as he swallowed it with a chug of water. Vicki Batman The air was filled with the intoxicating scent of rain and the damp leather from his jacket. Christy had the urge to bury her nose…

Loss of Mobility

(Apologies this is in all caps. It’s not the way I posted it. ??) As some of you know back the end of May I fell, breaking the back ankle bone and tearing a ligament. I now have a plate and 6 screws and wire for a ligament. It should be fun going through security…

2016 Summer MG/YA Booklist!

I’m so excited about this summer’s Middle Grade and Young Adult reading list! There are a ton of new and upcoming releases and some old favorites recommended by readers. Since there are so many new books on the list, below is just a small selection of what I’ve added.* There are stories for every tween and teen…

What Reading Means to Me

  I devour romantic suspense, mysteries and romance.  I also write them.   I wanted to blog on a subject that encompassed all three. Research was a perfect fit. Today most can be done online, but I still do it the old-fashioned way of going to the library. It forces me to leave my desk,…

The Power Of A Great Opening

Lips, lips pressing down on hers. Kate’s eyes fluttered open and she found herself looking into soft, brown eyes that were liquid pools of concern. Kind eyes. Without thinking her arms went up around his neck and she found herself responding to him. Applause burst out from the bystanders around her Opening from: Amsden, Pat,…

There’s Rules? Who knew! #Writerstips #RSsos #mgtab @jacqbiggar

  While working on my revisions something came to my attention that you may not be aware of. Dialogue which runs several paragraphs long have a set of rules to follow. I know, right? Crazy! This came as a surprise to me. I’d always thought, mistakenly it seems, that as long as it was one person…