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Westward Ho!

I finally buckled down and did it—edited and prepared LORD ROGUE and CHEYENNE’S LADY for an e-book edition. These books were nearly 150,000 words originally, written back in the day when books were books and men were men. <G> LORD ROGUE holds a place in my heart because it was ...
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America is Great Already!

I regard politics as a necessary evil, and when the warfare grows too rank, I like to fight back with the compassion, imagination, and humor politicians apparently lack. On Facebook, we've been talking about what makes America Great, and the responses have been wonderful. Here's a very brief overview of ...
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Judgment Call

My romances often reflect issues I grapple with personally. But because the books are upbeat and often humorous, the issues aren’t immediately obvious. Sure, my blind marquess in THEORY OF MAGIC has anger issues. He’s disabled in a society that considers disability a matter of shame. His heroine (and quite ...
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Diversity

An old argument, currently revived and raging around the internet, is the one where some people insist authors cannot write about any ethnicity/race/religion/sex but their own—which pretty much leaves the entire library to white male writers since there are far more of them than anyone else. Yes, I agree that ...
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Family, Friends, and Duty, oh my!

I think everyone understands the delicate line we all walk between looking after our own interests and looking after friends and family. So I hope you’ll understand that I’ve been treading that line a lot lately. It’s really hard to keep our balance when the unexpected occurs, even harder when ...
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Whisper of Magic by Patricia Rice

Whisper of Magic – Cover Reveal

Celebrate the cover reveal of Whisper of Magic, Book #2 in my Unexpected Magic series of historical romances, with a chance to win some fun prizes! Full cover below! Whisper in the Stars - Cover Reveal Giveaway ...
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Writing Acrobatics

I know readers seldom think about a writer’s thought process when creating a book, but since that’s what I do all day, that’s what is on my mind most of the time. So pardon me for occasionally wandering off on mental writer acrobatics. I am currently drafting the latest genius ...
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Mea Culpa!

The first of my excerpts for Magic in the Stars have been going out, and I'm receiving a deluge of lovely mail pointing out that my hero doesn't know the name of his own dog. Well, people have been a little politer than that. What can I say? When I ...
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Unexpected Magic Series Begins!

After a year in the making and months of consulting over covers and release dates, I can finally show you the cover for Magic in the Stars, Book #1 in my new Malcolm/Ives historical romance series! The pre-order links aren’t up yet, but I can give you a sneak peek ...
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Music Soothes the Soul

When I was too young to know better, I fell in love with the Beach Boys and their California rock music. I swear, my daughter was born singing "Fun, Fun, Fun." Maybe all that surf music was the reason we gravitated to the west coast. So when what is left ...
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