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The Southern Belle Brides Collection from Barbour Publishing Coming August 2018!

Happy writing news update: I’m excited and very honored to sign my second contract with Barbour Publishing! I am thrilled to be working alongside my amazing co-authors, Lauralee Bliss, Ramona Cecil, Dianne Christner, Lynn Coleman,…

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Giving Your Characters a First Date

I recently read a blog about how you should give your characters first dates, planning them with the precision of a real first date. The idea stopped me in my…

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What to Do When You Can’t Attend a Writers Conference

I’ve written quite a few posts on the amazing benefits that come from attending writers conferences, but what do you do when you can’t go? This year will be one…

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Tips for on the Road Writing

Over the spring and summer, my husband and I will be traveling a lot for his work. In the past, to make my travel writing time successful, I’ve tried a…

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5 Tricks for Writing When You Are Exhausted

I’ve started a new novel and usually the first 50k always takes longer to write because I’m finding my new rhythm, learning more about the characters and trying to remember…

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So You Just Submitted Your Novel. Now What?

In the past, I’ve talked about gearing up for a writers conference and the importance of the prep. Today, I’d like to talk about following through with your appointments. It…

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New Year. New Writing Goals.

As everyone is doing posts on New Year’s resolutions, I decided to join the fun. I’m a list maker. I even jot things down on my daily list that I’ve already…

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Little Ways to Say a Big Thank You

Today is my anniversary (happy four years, honey!) and, of course, I’m getting sappy thinking of all the fun times we’ve had so far. It’s been wonderful growing together as…

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12 Gifts for Book Lovers and Writers

First off, I will confess that I love books. I love book gifts. I love writer gifts. Bookstores make me happy, especially their writing section. If someone you love is…