Archive for the ‘Blogs & Blogging’ Category

Golden Heart Finalists – Where Are We Now?

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Back in 2007, WHERE SHE BELONGS finaled in the prestigious Romance Writers of America Golden Heart contest. Yep, it’s mentioned on some of my covers. Most every year, the group of finalists creates an online sisterhood. My year, 2007, we called ourselves the Bond Girls in honor of ’07 and created a wonderful community as well as a group blog that took a lot of time and effort. It was beautiful, well-run and well-organized (I say as one of several volunteers behind the scenes), but unfortunately only a few months into the blog’s inception the Internet was hit with a mega-gremlin, and the Bond Girls blog suffered an untimely death.

Another Golden Heart “class,” the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood, survives to this day with a healthy group blog that appears here to stay. Today, I and other members of the Bond Girls as well as the Wild Cards (the GH finalists from ’05) are featured on the Ruby Slippered blog. Hop on over to catch up on my own goings-on, as well as several others, including B.C. writer Susan Lyons.

Fun Interview at Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Join me today for a fun interview at Anastasia Pollock’s blog!

Fun fact about Anastasia – she’s fictional! You can find her in Lois Winston’s books.

Join Me at Cynthia Woolf’s Blog!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

I have an interview and excerpt from PICTURE IMPERFECT at Cynthia Woolf’s blog today! Plus, I trotted out a new bio pic over there, as well.

Need to update my website yet again!

Egad, Windows did an update and the Internet is slow, slow, slow!


Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Read an excerpt from the middle of PICTURE IMPERFECT at That’s What I’m Talking About today!

Join Me at Magical Musings Blog

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Today I’m over at Magical Musings Blog discussing great first book lines and sharing a bit about my writing process and PICTURE IMPERFECT.

Please join us!

A Note About Comments

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

My delete finger has been a little trigger-happy with comments on my blog lately. Sometimes I empty the spam folder before I realize that a comment might not really be spam. And once I’ve accidentally deleted all the spam comments, I can’t get back to them again.

So if you have left a comment on my blog lately and you come back and don’t see it, that is why. Sorry, it got caught in the spam filter and something about the dashboard on WordPress must’ve changed, because I am losing those comments before getting a chance to check out if they are really spam or not.

The best way for me to realize that you are not spam is to mention in your comment where you saw the link to the post on which you are commenting. If you came to my blog from Facebook, let me know that. If you came to my blog through Twitter or Instagram, let me know that.  You are much less likely to get lumped into the spam category along with all the comments from SEO website engines.

Apologies to anyone whose comments I may have inadvertently deleted. Practically nobody comments on blogs anymore, so it is easy to get trigger-happy. 🙂 But I do welcome comments, if you wish  to leave them here rather than on Facebook, for example.

BORROWING ALEX at DRB 1st Chapter Blog

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

The first chapter of BORROWING ALEX can now be read in its entirety on the DRB 1stChap Blog. Thank you DRB for featuring my book!

A Galapagos Journey, Day 14 – Floreana Island

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Floreana Island was a great surprise during my two-week cruise with Naturalist Guide Harry Jimenez, owner of the Galapagos Eco-Lodge blog and freelance guide on the Cormorant Catamaran. We thought Floreana was all about visiting Post Office Bay, and that was wonderful. However, we also heard many fantastic stories and had a Pitch Dark experience visiting a underground cave that took us up to our waists in water. Loved it!

To share my stories and pictures, head on over to the Galapagos Eco-Lodge blog.

You can visit and like Galapagos Eco-Lodge on Facebook.

Only one more day left! See you next Tuesday…Christmas Eve.

A Galapagos Journey, Day 13 – Waved Albatross Heaven, Espanola Island

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Thirteen is my favorite number, for no other reason than it’s my birthday. And, on day 13 of our two-week journey aboard the Cormorant Catamaran with Naturalist Guide Harry Jimenez, I got an early (or late, depending how you look at it) birthday present at Espanola Island. Every April, the Waved Albatross return to Espanola to mate. It’s an incredible experience to see them with their mates, and my husband even saw an egg!

This was my favorite island during Week 2.

To share my stories and pictures, head on over to the Galapagos Eco-Lodge blog.

You can visit and like Galapagos Eco-Lodge on Facebook.

Next week, we visit a (nearly) underwater cave on Floreana Island.

Acting Balanced Interview

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

I have an interview over at Acting Balanced today. Check it out!