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Taking up the (Unreasonable Obsession) Challenge–my Cool Stuff

Leisha began this, and Zoe challenged us to continue it–whether it’s a ’68 Mustang or the perfect summer day, we all get a twinkle of delight at really cool stuff. Here are a few of mine. 1. GEMSTONES. Yeah, the shinier … Continue reading

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New Beginnings: Guest Author Cathy Perkins

It’s my pleasure this morning to welcome fellow Golden Heart finalist (2008) and Carina Press author, Cathy Perkins as my guest.  Cathy is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She writes predominantly financial-based mysteries … Continue reading

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Characters—In Name Only

I skirted this topic a few months ago in my post, A Cat by Any Other Name. But today I want to talk less about pets or real people and more about the characters who keep us glued to a … Continue reading

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Guest Adrienne Giordano and Giveaway

*Winners Announcement: Congratulations to Janet K. and Cheryl, who were our two randomly selected winners for Adrienne’s book giveaway. I’ll email you each privately to see which book you would like. Thank you all for rolling out such a warm … Continue reading

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Writing What We Know—Or Don’t

Even if you’re not a writer, chances are you’ve heard the adage that’s been passed down to writers for generations. “Write what you know,” is a battle cry among many creative writing teachers. I started there. One of my earliest … Continue reading

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Sh*t My Characters Say by Misty Evans

I always enjoy stories in which a character has a certain saying or proverb I’ve never heard before. Maybe the character is Italian or Catholic, has been in prison, or reads the urban dictionary at breakfast. These characters, with their … Continue reading

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A Cat By Any Other Name

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays. We celebrated Christmas a bit early at our house. My husband and I gifted each other with a tiny bundle of joy we’ve named John Robie. Yes, we adopted a kitten. A soft, … Continue reading

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Introducing Characters by Misty Evans + Giveaways

Congratulaions Na, Pam and Florence! You ladies won copies of the three RS books featured in this post. Please contact misty@readmistyevans.com for your prizes! Murder, mayhem and romance…today, I’ve invited two of my favorite Romantic Suspense authors – JB Lynn … Continue reading

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That’s Gonna Hurt — Staging your Action Scenes with Donnell Bell

Congratulations, Barbara White Daille! You won a copy of The Past Came Hunting! Donnell will be in touch. Thanks to everyone who posted and played along! Debut author Donnell Bell Hello, Magical Musings! Thank you for having me here today.  … Continue reading

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Do Our Heroes Have Receding Hair?

Chest hair, that is. Yes, it’s an odd question to kick off a blog, but I figure every woman (and maybe more than a few men) have an opinion. I hold nothing against a bare-chested hero like Kris Kennedy’s DEFIANT … Continue reading

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