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Orange is Fall

The folks I know back East keep telling me about their great fall colors and sympathizing that Southern California doesn't have four seasons. Aside from the fact that I have no interest ever in seeing winter again, I beg to differ about that seasonal thing. Here, the color of autumn ...
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Character Names

I am playing with a character's name in the current Magic  book I'm drafting. Character names are always a hazard when I start writing. I create names that sound good, and with luck, work with the family I'm writing about. I'm currently writing about a descendant of Harry and Christina, ...
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Family Genius Book #3 Available on Pre-order!

For those of you following Ana and her peripatetic family of geniuses, book three will hit the shelves 9/29! I'm still working at getting the excerpt up on the website, but the pre-order links are there. And if I wasn't too lazy to check, I suspect Amazon, et al, have ...
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Cyber Genius Giveawy 8-24-15

Enter my romance giveaway to celebrate the release of Cyber Genius!

To celebrate the upcoming release of Cyber Genius (Sept. 29), the third book in my Family Genius mystery romance series, I'm hosting a giveaway! Everyone who enters will receive a FREE bundle of my romances -- including the RITA-nominated Wicked Wyckerly -- plus a chance to win the prizes below! I hope you enjoy, ...
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Notorious Me

Can you guess what I'm cooking this weekend from the photo? I am a notoriously lazy cook, but I cannot bear to throw out fresh food. Our tomato plant--a fancy new hybrid that isn't supposed to get disease--has taken over the yard. We have more tomatoes than even the critters ...
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Romance Magic–Part 2

As I mentioned the other day, I’m on a “magic” title search. Even though I vowed never to do magic titles again, I really needed to know how the descendants of my historical romance characters from the Georgian era fared in the age of Industrial Revolution. Silly me. The men ...
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Romance Magic–Part 1

Romance Magic or Magical Romance? I’m on a hunt for titles again and I think I’ve run out of romantic magic names and my head has turned into a giant crossword puzzle. I’ve already used Merely Magic, Must Be Magic, The Trouble with Magic, Much Ado About Magic, Magic Man, ...
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Western Romance

When I first started writing, I was told to "write what I know." That advice made for fascinating research since I could dive into local libraries and museums and dredge up tons of material. Unfortunately, there wasn't a lot marketable about Western Kentucky, and my imagination wandered in the direction ...
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An Amazing Thesaurus for Historical Romance Writers

I think I'm in love. As a historical writer, I'm always wary of words that sound modern, but it's so very difficult to find a replacement word that modern readers understand. Most of the time, the appropriate historical word doesn't show up in modern thesaurus searches, so I'm left racking ...
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The Neuroscience of Reading

Here's a fascinating article on how the brain reacts when reading (This is your brain on books!) http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunday/the-neuroscience-of-your-brain-on-fiction.html Boiled down--your brain neurons react when you read a phrase like "a  velvet voice" or a "leathery hand."  It's less likely to react if you read "a pleasant voice" or "a strong ...
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