Romance excerpt contest

Sunday – contest entry day! Here is my romance scene snippet for the ‘Love All Year Long’ contest. The scene is excerpted from my Young Adult/Adult fantasy, magical realism novel, Carry on the Flame: Part One, Destiny’s Call.Setting: Guethyn is sitting in a café in a small coastal village in Wales, U.K. Okay, he reasoned with … Read more

Romance scene

Gabriela at An Aspiring Writer’s World blog has enlisted the help of agent Weronika Janczuk (of the Lynne C. Franklin Agency) to read love scene samples from completed manuscripts, decide on winners, and give great prizes! One of my love-scene excerpts will post to my blog on June 12. Enjoy!

They like me, they really like me!

Yes, I did my happy dance when I got the phone call from Pacific Northwest Writers Association, telling me that my manuscript submission for my newest novel, Carry on the Flame: Destiny’s Call (to be released August 1st) is a finalist in their annual contest for 2011. I danced a little jig around the living … Read more

My Characters talk to me

Most authors know this phenomena. Most readers have heard authors speak of it. Our characters are alive, ever developing, always distinct in our minds. They talk to us. Tell us what they want to say, what they want to happen to them in our stories. Often, as I lay in bed just about to fall … Read more