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As you may have heard, Samhain Publishing, who published my Hauberk Protection series, announced a month or so ago that they were planning on winding down. The contracts I signed for each of the Hauberk book was for seven years — that means I could have asked for the rights […]

Change is a-comin’


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Today’s post is brought to you by epistrophe and symploce (which can be pronounced with either a hard or soft C at the end) — yes, I used it in my manuscript today. And yes, I’m starting to feel like I’m on Sesame Street. ūüėÄ Epistrophe is similar to anaphora […]

Another rhetorical device: Epistrophe


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When I first started writing I was a kid, but I was a voracious reader. I inhaled books–and would stagger out of my library with eight (the maximum that I was allowed to borrow) clutched in my arms. Then I’d return a week later and exchange them for the maximum […]

Is it really a repetition? Or a rhetorical device?



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A few years ago, I met author Mellanie Szereto at Lori Foster’s Reader and Author Get Together. I learned that in addition to writing romances, Mellanie posted writing tips on her blog, and this year I learned she’d gathered all her tips together into a series of books. (The Writing […]

I’m over at Writing Tip Wednesday


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I’m over at the Contemporary Romance Cafe today talking about meeting my characters…sometimes they’re co-operative, sometimes they’re not. And sometimes they’re mysterious… Read more here.

Meeting my characters


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I just got back from the Romancing the Capital event in Ottawa Ontario. The fantabulous¬†Eve Langlais put together an amazing conference for both readers and authors — there were no glitches, no drama llamas, everything ran wonderfully (from what I saw, though Eve may have a different experience). Fans were […]

Romancing the Capital a total success



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If you’re near Ottawa, Ontario this weekend, take a moment and look me up at the Romancing the Capital conference at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Kanata. 9 a.m. Friday morning (I’m one of the lead off events) I’m hosting a Romance Pictionary game in the Algonquin Ballroom. (I […]

I’m Romancing the Capital this weekend


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Late last year I started a feature called Pay It Forward Friday where I feature a different author every week. As it says at the top of the post each week, it’s my way of thanking that author for something they’ve done that has made a difference to my life–either […]

A gentle reminder for authors


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I’m over at the Contemporary Romance Cafe today, listing off all the things “they” never told me about being a published author. It’s a long list…

Things they never told me…



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Pay It Forward Friday¬†is my way¬†of thanking authors who have done something that has helped me either personally or professionally in some way in the past years. Some I’ve only met online, some at conferences, and some have become long-term friends. Others may not even know what they did, or […]

Pay It Forward Friday – Margaret Moore


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I’m over at the Contemporary Romance Cafe, having a ramble about a course I’ve been asked to teach, and some of the things I’m worrying about (when do I not worry) and if I’ll lead my students astray…

Those who can do, those who can’t…


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Pay It Forward Friday¬†is my way¬†of thanking authors who have done something that has helped me either personally or professionally in some way in the past years. Some I’ve only met online, some at conferences, and some have become long-term friends. Others may not even know what they did, or […]

Pay it Forward Friday – Selena Robins