Thieves… plagiarists and scammers

by Kathryn Jane Yesterday was my day to blog, and I tried, really tried to write about the recent blowup in the writing world. I wrote and deleted two long, wordy attempts to address the horrors of people stealing a writer’s hard work, and how thieves and the dirty underbelly of the writing world affected…

Betrayed!

by Kathryn Jane Betrayed: Powerful Stories of Kick-Ass Crime Survivors Some months ago I was asked if I would like to contribute a short story to an anthology. But not just any anthology. This one was being produced to benefit survivors of violence, and ALL the proceeds would be going to help those in need….

My Fascination with the Devil #amwriting #Suspense #RSsos @jacqbiggar

It’s not what you’re thinking. Okay, maybe it is. I’ve fallen in love. He’s Handsome, smart, charming, and oh yeah, he’s the devil. And I’m not alone. Thousands tune in every Monday night to watch what is quickly becoming a craze on Twitter and various other social media platforms. That’s right, it’s Lucifer. So what…

Older Characters

What do I mean by those words? For some people, 35 is older. I’m sorry, I really have a hard time wrapping my mature mind around that concept. 40? Yeah, I can go there. Except I was really in my prime during my 40s and 50’s. I ran for the school board for the first…

Celebrating my first featured @Bookbub #Sale #MFRWauthor #RSsos @jacqbiggar

For an indie author, the tough job of writing a book, editing, choosing covers (all of mine are done by the fabulous Kim Killion), learning how to format (if you’re doing your own I highly recommend Vellum!) and uploading to your chosen vendors can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many informative blogs, such as Kristen…

It’s #ReleaseDay for Love, Christmas #HolidayRomance #RSsos #mgtab @jacqbiggar

Love, Christmas by Bestselling authors from The Authors’ Billboard Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance Release Date: October 18, 2015 Holiday stories that will be a song in your heart! You’ll love this heartwarming collection of 20 all-new Christmas stories from NY Times, USA Today, and national best-selling authors. Every title in the set is from a Christmas…

“Kiss Me Like You Mean It”: 3 Tips for Writing a Better First Kiss

“You should be kissed and by someone who knows how.” ― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind   There’s nothing like a first kiss. Right? Especially when it turns out to be everything you’d expected. But what happens when it falls flat? When writing my WIP, Follow Me, I wanted the couple’s first kiss to be…

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…