The best of 2016

With the sun about to set on another year, I asked my fellow authors the same question I’m asking you. What is your favorite memory from 2016?   Vicki Batman: A Baltic cruise with Handsome. And my annual fun day when my second book released. Claire Gem: My favorite memory from 2016 is my “rerun”…

Anticipation? or Suspense?

Anticipation: the action of anticipating something; expectation or prediction. Suspense: a state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen. The line between the two terms is very fine. They almost intersect at some point. Yet the term “suspense” definitely carries a more ominous tone. I pride myself as being a sister…

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about CHRISTMAS to celebrate the holiday. Enjoy! Christmas Day dawned picture perfect in Woodstock, Vermont, thirty-two degrees with no wind as mid-morning, Jerrod trudged through the snow from his house to his mother’s. Smoke from fireplaces filled the air and tweaked his nose. Marsha West Rafe couldn’t remember the last time…

Holidaze

Rushing here. Rushing there. Where’s my list? Who gets what? How can we afford it? Will everyone have a good time at the party? Will they like the punch? Will we have enough food? Are my decorations as good as my neighbors?    And on and on, the questions plague those of us caught up…

Christmas at my house

I’ve spent all week finishing the day job for the year and wondering what to write in this post. I’ve spent all day running errands, finishing shopping, and wondering what to write in this post. I’ve finally written a post that is WAY too depressing for the holiday. I’ve put it in the trash. Every year,…

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about FAMILY to start your week. Enjoy! The family of three sat together, their smiles glowing brighter than the golden sun backlighting the photo. She’d never seen that kind of happiness on Max’s face, not in a long time. S.A. Taylor Shutter (work in progress) “Mom has grandchildren. She doesn’t need…

A Holiday Break

    Every year, I travel to a small town with friends for a weekend of girl-time (clarification-without husbands). You know the kind—where we hash out our problems, catch up on our families, delve into what’s new, discuss books we’ve read, where we’ve traveled. Life stuff. But we go to this specific town for the Christmas…

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about SHOPPING to start your week. Enjoy! They toured about a dozen thrift shops, him holding up the ugliest dresses he could find to make her laugh while he painstakingly combed through the racks for one she didn’t hate. Kathryn Jane Kelli glanced up from the row of toys and straight into…

Mingling with my Peers

Hi, I’m Kathryn Jane, and I loathe self-promotion. Hate screaming at thin air, Buy My Book! But we all have to do stuff we don’t love, so it’s nice when I can turn what is usually a negative experience, into a positive.  How pray tell, does one do that? Well, for me, it was by joining…

Takeaways from #NaNoWriMo 2016

When I started my NaNoWriMo project, I had mixed feelings. While I listened and nodded when the other GuelphWriMos spoke of 5K-word spurts and pulling all-nighters to achieve the ultimate goal of 50K words, I decided to be more realistic. A linear pantser, I preferred to write sporadically, at most 1K words a day. My…