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Dreaming Up and Writing Down

Now that I’ve finished my magnum opus, many people have asked me what I’ll do next. The short answer is “write book two.” In fact, I’ve already started plotting it. But what happens to book one? As I write, Crossing the Rubicon is safely in the hands of my beta […]

February 14, 2014

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Blog Hop: Writing Process—#thisishowwedo

My good friend and historical romance author, Kate Robbins tagged me in a blog hop last week. So now it’s my turn to answer a few questions – this time about my writing process. What am I working on? Funny you should ask … in fact, I just finished the […]

January 27, 2014

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My Spidey Senses are Tingling

I’m just back from a relaxing vacation in Orlando with the kids.  To ease into the writing groove (and adjust to the shock of a 30 degree drop in temperature), I decided to share some words of wisdom I discovered while standing in line at the Spiderman ride in the […]

March 25, 2013

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Rough Day Writing is Still a Good Day

In terms of pages written, yesterday wasn’t my most dazzling day as an author.  I punched in plenty of hours and did lots of research, but I only managed to write one page.  I was tired – I never write well when I’m tired.  And the kids were squabbling – […]

August 24, 2012

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Mordecai Richler: “I am a compulsive rewriter.”

I first saw this video clip many years ago – I believe I was in junior high at the time.  I knew about Jacob Two-Two of course, but I hadn’t read any of Mordecai Richler’s other works.  I remember being fascinated by the writing room, by his description of the […]

August 20, 2012

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Outside the Writing Room: The Extroverted Author

For years I doubted whether I’d ever be able to write a book – not for lack of talent or ideas, but because I am an extrovert.  All the books I’d ever read about becoming an author said the same thing: be prepared to sit in a room all day […]

July 31, 2012

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