Sunday, January 15, 2017

WeWriWa: Who’s Got Your Back?

When times get tough, who ya gonna call? Who can you trust to be there, to tell it like it is whether you want to hear it or not? You listen because you know it’s the truth, and even a truth that hurts is better than a lie that does you no good.

PRINCE OF POWER, my next release in the “House of Terriot” shapeshifter foursome is filled with friends found in the strangest places, as hero Colin Terriot discovers when the first person he thinks to turn to for advice is a life-long sworn enemy of his clan, straight shooter, Silas MacCreedy. Here's the excerpt:


“And I should believe you, why?”

“I’m in love with Mia Guedry and want to be with her for the rest of my life.” There, he’d said it out loud. When Silas just stared at him, Colin growled, “Dude, do I look like that’s something I’d come up with to be funny?”

MacCreedy closed his mouth with an audible click then shook off his surprise to ask, “And how’s that going to play with your family?”

“It won’t, so I’m buying that place I’m living in and staying here in New Orleans. Now you know why I’m so interested in unifying our people, so there’ll be no outsiders, just all of us paddling as best we can to stay above water.”

“And what does she think about this?”

That was the real question, the one he was afraid to ask. “I’ll have to get back to you on that.”


The best friends, oddly enough, aren’t those who share everything in common, because it’s the differences that bring value to the party. This weekend, I’m hosting my critique group of six awesome 20+ year friends (the 7th, two of us are visiting in Arizona in March!). Seriously?! Has it been that long? We came together over a love of writing and stay together from an almost familial bond. Here we are, plotting, gabbing and hydrating.


Today, I’m lauding their talents and achievements: Artist, graphic designer and writer, Patricia Lazarus, is my cover artist extraordinaire (I happily flaunt her work on my latest, PRINCE OF HONOR!); Connie Smith, DDS is working on a dynamite memoir so while she finishes, I’ll exalt her sister Carrie, a talented suspense author; Dana Corbit Nussio just made a move from inspirational to series contemporaries featuring law enforcement; Victoria Craven writes a series of mystical medieval paranormals; Loralee (Lora Lee) Lillibridge pens both hunky cowboy contemporaries and cozy mysteries; and, Laurie (Carroll) Kuna masters historical and magical paranormals. In sunnier weather is Elizabeth Alsobrooks just finishing up the latest in her Illuminati series. Here are some available works from my crew. Check them out. Laurie’s book goes on sale tomorrow for on $0.99 and is filled with fabulous humor!
















Back to writing the back cover copy for PRINCE OF POWER. Happy writing!!



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39 comments:

  1. You've captured their dynamic so well. And what a lovely, talented group of friends you have!

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    1. Thanks, Christina!! Shhh, don't tell them. They'll be impossible to live with!

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  2. You truly have the best friends who always have each other's backs. Love the excerpt.

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    1. Thanks, Di! We're measured by the friends we have, so I'd say we're both lucky!

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  3. He has great intentions, but I wonder if the feelings are reciprocated. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! I feel a bromance beginning to bloom.

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  4. He pours his heart out and then what? Hmm. Good snippet. Beware whom you think you may trust.
    Nifty shot of your friends!

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    1. Thanks, Charmaine!! I think he picked right this time.

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  5. Seems like Mia's opinion is going to be very important in more ways than one! Great snippet...

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    1. Thanks, Jean! Oh, yeah. It's the one that counts and of course, the last one he considers.

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  6. Wow, lots of revelations in just a few sentences!

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    1. Thanks Ian!! Guy talk - the low fat version of conversation.

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  7. Interesting that he should tell his enemy before the woman concerned. I wonder what she will say to his plan?
    Great to see you with your talented group of women writers. Friends really do add the icing to the cake of life.

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    1. A lot easier to discuss something like this with one who isn't invested in the outcome! And yes, friends add the figurative and often literal icing to the cake. I think I gained 5 pounds!

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  8. Good to get input from someone with a different perspective, whether it's your sworn enemy or your accomplished critique group...

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  9. Great blog, Nancy! And it was a fun weekend. The creative juices are flowing!

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    1. Thanks, Dana! And don't go confuse that Redd's Apple Ale for creative juices!

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  10. So you and Elizabeth Alsobrooks (who's on WeWriWa as well) are longtime writing buddies? I learn something every day.

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  11. Sounds like a difficult task to achieve, making everyone get along. And he still has to get up the courage to ask her, too? He's in for some fun.

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    1. Everyone get along? Naw! Where's the fun in that?

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  12. Great snippet.
    And wow - what a great group there.
    Tweeted.

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    1. Thanks, Daryl! Don't flatter them. I'll never hear the end of it!

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  13. I'm sure curious to know what she's going to say to his plans. Interesting that he hasn't yet told her about them.

    What a great group of friends you have. Love the photo of you all.

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    1. Thank Karen! We can't get all of us together very often so when we do . . . Celebrate!

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  14. We'll see what she has to say. Nice pic of the critique group.

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    1. Thanks, Elaine. I'm sure she'll have plenty to talk about!

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  15. I am excited to find WWW and all of you who have the experience of getting published. I know I will earn a lot here.

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    1. This is a FAB group! You'll love it. WELCOME!

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  16. Awesome tribe, Nancy!

    You got their interaction down just right. Nicely done.

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  17. Awesome tribe, Nancy!

    You got their interaction down just right. Nicely done.

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  18. I just want to say that Silas MacCreedy is an awesome name!

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    1. Thanks, Alexis. The right names are so important. You have to get a perfect fit.

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  19. AW, sniff, I miss you guys! Can't wait to see you and LL in March though! Wish you could all come!

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  20. I agree with Alexis. Your name choices definitely evoke some character imagery for me. ;-)

    Lovely photo! It's wonderful to have writing friends. :-)

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