Three Part Harmony

Three Part Harmony

Sometimes, the best-laid plans just fail to come together. That’s been the case with my Harmony Springs novels — spicy and sweet small-town contemporary romances. I think part of the reason they initially failed to find a home was their original names. The titles were all Sinatra songs — romantic, fun classics — what could be wrong with that? Well, for one thing, people searching for my books found countless options to...

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Merry Christmas Bundle!

Merry Christmas Bundle!

A funny thing happened on the way to our winter holidays… First, I had a writing retreat that consumed a week of my time. Then, I had a long-anticipated vacation to New York City — full of hustle and bustle and seeing friends and eating way too much — resulting in another week gone. Then, I got a cold, resulting in — you guessed it — another week gone. The result? It’s hard to realize that Christmas is just...

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Bundling Up

Bundling Up

So, last week, the thermometer hit almost eighty degrees.  Today, we’re expecting a high of 40, and the winds are enough to bring tears to your eyes. I’m wearing fleece socks on my feet and a T-shirt, long-sleeve T-shirt, and sweater. But that’s not what I mean by “bundling up.” Instead, I’m writing to tell you about the bundle I’m in. Okay. Not me. Fly Me to the Moon. What’s a bundle? I’m...

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Just One of Those Things, Just in Time for the Holidays

Just One of Those Things, Just in Time for the Holidays

Funny thing…  It’s hard to get blog posts out on a regular basis, when you pack up every single thing you own and move to a new house!  (The new house is only about five miles from the old house. But that minimal distance doesn’t really matter, when every single book one owns must go into a box…) In any case, the move was successfully completed last week.  My office is still a shambles, so you don’t get pictures of...

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Amazon’s Pre-Order Quagmire

Amazon’s Pre-Order Quagmire

About fifteen months ago, Amazon took a major step to level the playing field for self-published authors: it allowed us to offer books for pre-order to our readers.  Pre-orders provide several advantages to authors, including: Fans can order not-yet-published books on an impulse after finishing and enjoying earlier books by an author; Authors can guarantee a certain release date, rather than relying on the approximation of processing time for...

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