November 2013

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

20 Questions: Rue Allyn, Getting to Know Your Favorite (or soon to be Favorite!) Writer

I’ve known Rue Allyn since she was her writing alter ego Susan Charnley, back when we were both new and starry-eyed authors doing Great Lakes Bookseller Association trade shows together. So long ago, in fact, that I have her newly reissued A True and Perfect Knight on my author signed BFF shelf from back in 2001! I realized how much I’d missed her books when I curled up to read her latest release One Day’s Loving and immediately lost myself in the story. Now I’m going to have to One Click the books for the other two sisters in the Wildfire Love series from Crimson Romance (Don’t you hate it when that happens!)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In The Name of Love Character Quiz: From Diane Burton’s One Red Shoe

Can you guess why Diane Burton is one of my favorite guests? Just like her characters, she’s funny, smart, and passionate about what she does. Oh, and because we’re both more than a little bit OCD. I feel like a doting godmother when it comes to One Red Shoe’s Daria and Sam, having been there almost at their inception. They took their first breath during a writing exercise, and over the years I’ve gotten to watch them struggle, grow and finally step out on their own (kind of like Daria!). And I couldn’t be more proud to introduce you to their story.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

IWSG: Are We There Yet??

What is it about being an author that even when we get exactly what we want, we’re not happy. We plan and worry, push, petition and complain, but when that desired event comes to past, it’s . . . not enough. Perhaps it’s the Suffer for Your Art gene we creative types are plagued with. We feel we need to be tunnel-visioned, unsettled and miserable in order to call ourselves writers. Unless we’re clawing and scrapping and clipping coupons to survive, we don’t feel like we’re working hard enough toward that elusive goal.