Today’s my birthday. Once we leave the excitement of childhood behind, a lot of us begin to take these yearly passages for granted. Anticipated milestones get farther and farther apart: Sweet 16, 18 and Out, 21 and Legal, 30 and old enough to know better, the Big 5-0, qualifying for the Senior Discount then full retirement, and the Golden Years. Having zipped by most of these landmarks (I’m not saying just HOW many!), I find numbers don’t matter to me unless they involve dress sizes and glucose levels. Age is a state of mind unless you’re a bottle of wine or stinky cheese.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014
They say everything old is new again. While I don’t look forward to the return of low-riding jeans, I am excited about BelleBooks/BellBridge’s reissues of my Dana Ransom contemporary romances from the early ‘90s. LOVE’S OWN REWARD is the first of four 2014 re-releases to return to print and, for the first time, e-format after a slight makeover to bring it up to date, and it’s available on 5/27/14—my birthday! Here’s a Sneak Peek . . .
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
20 Questions with Kristen Brockmeyer: Getting to Know Your Favorite (or soon to be Favorite!) Writer
In the case of LUCKY IN LOVE, you can judge a book by its cover. The second it caught my eye, I had to pick it up. The minute I read the back blurb, I knew I had to buy it. And Kristen Brockmeyer’s first contemporary romance delivered everything promised, from the flirty print dress to the sassy seamed stockings, to the sexy heels and delightful prose. What a fun read! Charming characters, bubbly dialogue, and engagingly over-the-top plotline whisk you along on a whirlwind road trip to adventure and heartfelt romance with the top down.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
I’m a closet hoarder. I hate to throw away anything I spent time or good money on. When my daughter-in-law was a featured artist with her ReMary’d Originals reinvented jewelry at a trendy shop called RETRO, it got me thinking about all the discarded bits and pieces of story plot and characters I’d tucked away in folders, used, broken and forgotten because they didn’t fit industry standards or had outlived their shiny first run. How very un-Green of me to discard these buried treasures when, with a little polish, a few fixes, a couple of changes, I could bring them back to new life in this suddenly rejuvenated writer-centric marketplace.