The Magic of Creativity

by Kathryn Jane The creative process is different for all of us. But I’ve recently realized that mine is magically the same whether I’m writing fiction, or painting a picture. When I’m writing a story be it short or a novel, it begins with a vague image of an opening scene, and the story grows…

I disagree!

by Kathryn Jane   I disagree with lots of what goes by me on FB. But instead of lashing out, shaking a finger or fist, unfriending or blocking, I sit back and wonder… Why is this person’s opinion so different from mine? How can she not see what I see? Why does she not think…

Life Changing

Gratitude and Positivity  I’m often asked how I manage to stay positive in this crazy world. How I can ignore the horrors we’re bombarded with through social media and television. This is my story. Some years ago I worked twelve hour shifts on the receiving end of  9-1-1 calls. I spent long hours talking to…

go go go STOP!

by Kathryn Jane Just when I thought I had everything under control…life happened. I got so sick with the flu that I could barely speak or make the twenty-foot trek to the bathroom alone. Did I mention I NEVER get sick? Yeah, well, I guess I can’t say that anymore. On day five, I managed…

Spreading Love WILL Change the World

by Kathryn Jane I’m a creative. I write, paint, make things with my hands. This means I spend a great deal of time in my own head. When I’m writing, my characters occupy that empty space quite nicely, but when I’m painting and creating other things like reality tend to seep in, and whatever is…

I am not my childhood

by Kathryn Jane I’ve taken a side trip from my Romantic Suspense series by writing a Women’s Fiction. A novel about a woman of heart, courage and integrity. A woman who could have been irreparably damaged by the man who raised her. But wasn’t. At least not for the long haul. Oh, she made some…

I’m addicted to words

by Kathryn Jane I love words, and I’m constantly amazed when they’re put together so perfectly an inspirational quote is born… therein lies my addiction. I can spend hours pouring through quotes, drinking in meaning, and occasionally making memes to share. It’s a weakness. Today I’ll share a few of them with you, just because…

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”…

Kindness doesn’t suck

  I nearly went on a rant the other day, but dialed back, sat back and thought about the message gnawing at me. It was a good message. But how would it be received if I was ranting? Not well, I’m sure. Or at least not as well as a different approach might. (And seriously? I’m…

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…