Wylie Kinson


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I love romance writers. The first time I went to a Toronto Romance Writers‘ meeting I was greeted with so much enthusiasm it was almost overwhelming. I’d never been in a room full of such supportive women before, so willing to offer advice and cheer for your accomplishments and sympathize […]

A hearty thanks…


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Back in 2007, I decided to get serious about my writing and joined the Toronto Romance Writers. While I was there, I met Wylie Kinson and started following her blog. One of the other regular commenters over there was today’s guest, Red Garnier.  So when I headed to Texas for […]

Red Garnier: Not a Shampoo!


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As you may have noticed I’ve been AWOL a lot lately. I’ve been working on finishing up my latest work-in-progress and it’s taking all my concentration.  I’m hoping to have the last half finished and out to my critique partners by the end of the week. (Which is what I […]

To-Do List



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I finally got my erotic novella-that’s-no-longer-a-novella-but-now-is-category-length off to some of my critique partners the other day. It’s come back from a couple of them. As I was skimming through the comments, one of them noted that they didn’t understand a word I’d used – that they’d had to look it […]

Palavering about edits


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While Wylie was driving me up to our ‘writing retreat’ last weekend, she turned up a song that I remembered from years ago – what I ‘thought’ was Toto’s Africa. A few bars in, I realized it had been remixed. I’ve had that freakin’ song in my head ever since. […]

Memories Remixed


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…and now I’m brain-dead and exhausted. I arrived home about an hour ago from Collingwood, where Wylie Kinson, Amy Ruttan, Christine d’Abo and I staged a marathon write-in. *Waves to JACK* For my part, I managed my goal of 10K words on the yet untitled next-in-series Hauberk Protection book. I […]

I met my goal!



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All sorts of things to talk about today … First off, if you’re Canadian, you can finally sign up for Canada’s Do Not Call list. As of this morning, you’re supposed to be able to go here to sign up. But it’s past noon as I write this and the […]

Random thoughts


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On the home front, it’s been fairly quiet. Curly is bummed because their XBox 360 has broken down yet again. This is their third unit in eighteen months, and is a brand new replacement that’s less than a month old. How can a company stay in business when it creates […]

Weekend update


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OMG it’s really happening. I just got my release date for Private Property – January 27, 2009. What a great way that’ll be to start a new year. There’s so much to be done in the meantime, that I’m all in a fluster. Wylie Kinson sent me an email along […]

A date to write in your calendars



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So earlier this morning I’m reading Cora Zane’s blog and read about an interview she’s done for The L Magazine: A few weeks ago I was asked a series of questions about what it’s like behind the scenes for someone who writes erotica/romance. The result is a shorty-short interview up […]

Wylie’s been keeping secrets


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Note to self: do not drink a Hazelnut Coffee, and two diet Pepsi’s after 3 p.m. unless you’re willing to be wired until 5 a.m. Seriously! I’m exhausted – thanks to all that caffeine. I drove into Toronto yesterday for the monthly Toronto Romance Writers’ meeting – first one I’ve […]

Busy weekend


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Wylie Kinson is running a contest to promote her upcoming release of Law of Averages. You have to submit a picture of yourself with an angel by May 8th. (Why an angel, I have no idea – I guess we’ll have to read her book to find out.) Anyway, I […]

Another obsession…