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The New Holidays

When I was a kid, Christmas was everything. My childhood had its challenges, which I just listed and then deleted because it matters not a bit. Anyway, it was rough. But for some reason, we always had a huge Christmas. When I was really small, my Grandma Wood had an...

Paranormal Romance – In the beginning

Back in the Day... Back in the late 80s and early 90s, "Paranormal romance" was not a term anyone had ever heard or used. There wasn't a genre and authors couldn't sell a paranormal book to a legitimate book publisher even if they tried. I know, because I was trying....

BEHIND THE SERIES: The Immortals

The Immortals is a series like none I have ever written before or since, and it is only right this moment that I realize it came from more places than I used to think. Of course, there are no original ideas, but the Highlander films and TV series thrilled me straight...

A Journey Through the Dark

How are you all doing? Here on our little 5-acre farm we call Serenity, it feels quieter. The energy seems to have shifted somehow. I can almost feel the slowdown in the air. There are many good things happening because of this. (Bad things always inspire the creation...

How are your resolutions going?

We are right on the brink of February, and this is the point on the calendar where New Year's Resolutions fall like snowflakes. I've been thinking about that as my own will power begins to waver, and I have a few suggestions to help keep those goals and intentions...

Love and Fear

Every day we humans are faced with choices. And sometimes it's hard to know which choice is the best one. I've found a method that works for me, and I thought it might work for some of you. When trying to decide, we tend to weigh all the options, make lists of pros...

Signs of Spring

Life is restless, isn't it? It's never stagnant, but always moving, always changing. Same for me. I'm restless. I feel change coming, but I don't yet know what it is. In nature the restlessness builds until life, in the form of spring, must break through. Is that...

So, About Rachel…

With Sunny and Jason McIntyre’s story told and released (Oklahoma Sunshine, February 2019) I was ready to move on, and I’d decided long since that I would write whichever story was most burning inside me to be told, with no more scrambling to write the highest earners...

Summer's End Update

I am never sorry to see summer end, because I love autumn so much. I love the smell of the leaves. I love the crisp apple bite to the air. I love the sun letting me sleep a little later. I love the cooler days, and clear skies, and the brilliant foliage is my idea of...

New Summer Reads!

Spring is finally here, in rural Cortland County NY, although there's still snow in the woods, and this morning was a brisk 22 degrees with a heavy frost on the ground. I'm getting lots of letters from readers, who apparently, having seen my new non-fiction book all...

Loving What I Do

I'm in the midst of creative fire, and I want to tell you how it happened. A Scenic Detour This spring, I devoted some serious time to a non-fiction book I'd been writing in fits and starts, a paragraph here, a page there, for the past two years. I was having trouble...

New Look for the Texans

For today's authors, maintenance of the back list (older titles) is every bit as important as creating new front list (new titles.) And so this week, while my cover designer had some free time in her schedule, we've been working together to give my most popular...