Ciao, amici! My schedule has shifted, and while I can't say I have more time on my hands, I can allot it differently now. I've started to read for pleasure again, something I haven't been able to do for quite some time. Last week, I read Ghostly Interference by Jan Sikes, book one of her … Continue reading Ghostly Interference by Jan Sikes #bookreview #pnr
When I first picture my characters, they're kind of faceless, perfect specimens. I can see their eyes, but not in their faces. Or their noses, but not on their faces. The jawline, the full lips, the wavy hair... whatever. Each perfect individual characteristic, but not the whole picture. I kind of like it that way. … Continue reading How Do You Picture Your Characters?
Is it possible? Could it be? Yes, at long last, it's finally here. Happy Release Day, Mind Control! As many of you know, the Medici Protectorate series is dear to me because of its connection to my grandfather and my heritage. But Mind Control specifically is important to me because, well, because of a few reasons. … Continue reading Happy Release Day, Mind Control!
I feel like it's been a decade in coming, but it hasn't. I'm just so excited because I love this novel SO MUCH and the wait is killing me! I'm thrilled to present to you the cover for Mind Control, book two of the Medici Protectorate series. Mind Control continues following the Notaro sisters and the … Continue reading Cover Reveal for Medici Protectorate Book Two—Mind Control
It seems like we're inundated today with boxed sets and PNR stories. There's a good reason for it---paranormal romances are enticing reads, and boxed sets are great values. Recently I had the chance to participate in my first boxed set, a paranormal romance set with eight other authors. I didn't know most of them, but … Continue reading #PNR Boxed Set—Paranormal Attractions
This past week, the world lost two heroes. One hero lost his standing in society and one hero lost his life. If you believe in a higher power, and I do, you can understand why I believe the former is the greater tragedy. Lance Armstrong is an American citizen, but he was renowned the world … Continue reading Heroes
I recently read a post called “eBooks and the Personal Library” (http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2012/08/20/e-books-and-the-personal-library/ ) by Joseph Esposito in which he posits that the day of the personal library is falling by the wayside. He came to that conclusion during a move in which he parted with many books rather than paying for the shipping cost. I, … Continue reading What One Online Tool You Might Be Using Incorrectly to Get to Know People
So today is the first day of school for the kids— again. Where did the summer go? We had so many plans: picnics, vacations, honey-do list items… So little of it happened. Twelve weeks came and went as quickly as a visit home (which by the way, we also didn’t manage to squeeze in this … Continue reading Back to School Blues
Ah, Old Blue Eyes. I fell in love with Frank Sinatra when I was a young girl and saw Guys and Dolls on television. That’s when I also fell in love with Marlon Brando, but that’s a subject for another post. This post is about New York. Specifically the Big Six publishers. When Sinatra sang … Continue reading It’s Up To You New York, New York
Okay, it doesn’t help write the novels, but it did help me plot them. Let me explain. When I worked for an engineering firm, we went through the ISO 9000 certification process, which probably doesn’t mean anything to most of you. What it does mean, however, is that all work functions, no matter how trivial, … Continue reading How Project Planning in Corporate America Helped Me Write Novels