Historical and Contemporary Romance Author

Monthly Archives : January 2012


A lot of websites have gone “dark” today to protest SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). SOPA is not currently law, but it is pending legislation in the House. A competing but similar vision, PIPA (Protect IP Act) is pending in the Senate. Now, I can’t honestly say I completely understand what is in either piece of legislation or what the actual effect…

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A Year in Self-Publishing

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of my entry into the world of self-publishing. I began this journey as an experiment, with low expectations and merely the hope of recouping my own costs. 365 days later, I’m pretty well sold on self-publishing as a good business decision for me, although 2012 will truly be the make or break year for me.…

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A Snippet from INCARNATE #sixsunday

I’ve been working on Incarnate this week, trying to get through the first act (my books generally lay out in thirds, like a play). In honor of Six Sentence Sunday, here’s a snippet from Chapter Four: As though sensing its impending doom, the chicken emitted a plaintive squawk from its small wire cage as Elodie passed through the old Victoria…

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Reality TV and Me

When the reality TV craze began with shows like Survivor and American Idol, et al., I barely noticed. I just wasn’t interested. If I wanted to watch a competition, I was more than happy to stick to sports–football and baseball specifically (I’ve never cared for basketball or hockey) with a binge every two years on the Olympics. That, however, was…

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Quality and the Self-Publishing Author

If you’ve missed the recent spate of self-published (as well as a few traditionally published YA) authors imploding over negative reviews, consider yourself lucky and don’t bother trying to find out who went postal where. It’s just like every previous author-reviewer drama in memory and you won’t learn anything new, only that even those who know history seem doomed to…

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The New (Slightly Less Social) Me

If you’ve known me for a while, then you know I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. I figure anything that’s good enough to resolve to do in a new year is good enough to resolve to do before that year gets here. But in this case, I’m making a slight exception. And this isn’t so much a resolution as it…

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