Laughter Lifts the Heart
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Give the Lady a Ride
The Final Ride
Ride to the Altar
Circle Bar Ranch Coloring Book
A Southern Season
Skydiving to Love: a Novella
The Cat Lady’s Secret
Writing in Obedience
Tag Archives: novel
Guesswhatguesswhatguesswhat? No, you’ll never guess–and if you do, it’s because you already know. Can’t guess? I got a contract for The Cat Lady’s Secret!!! I just signed on with Pelican Book Group, and will be published through their Harbourlight imprint–and that’s … Continue reading
Defending Jacob, by William Landay
Not long ago, one of my favorite authors recommended a book by one of his favorite authors. Joseph Finder has never let me down. It was he who led me to Lisa Gardner’s Love You More, so I didn’t have any … Continue reading
Posted in Reviews of exceptional books Tagged Joseph Finder, Lisa Gardner, novel, Review, William Landay 5 Comments
The Novel Dream
How many novels start with the main character sleeping, dreaming? Not many? That’s because opening a novel with a dream has been deemed cliche by powers that be–and they’re right. Only Snoopy can get away with opening a novel with … Continue reading
Posted in Writing, Writing Tips Tagged Chris LeDoux, James Rubart, novel, novel writing, Novelist, novels, Rooms, Writing, Writing Tips 6 Comments
Give the Lady a Ride–the Video!
I can’t wait until my normal posting time to show this. I can’t believe I’ve waited as long as I have! Linda Walker made my video trailer for me a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been holding off until … Continue reading
No tellin’ how long this line dance has been around. Dance halls, street dances, wedding receptions–anywhere there are enough people to string together and enough room to line ’em up, you’re likely to hear Cotton-Eyed Joe. And if you don’t … Continue reading
SOS! I Need a Little Help From My Friends
I’ve been calling my novel Give the Lady a Ride for so long, that I can’t imagine calling it anything else, but part of the proposal is providing alternate titles for the book. I’m stumped. Other titles have come to … Continue reading
Posted in Personal, Writing Tagged book proposals, fiction, novel, titles 11 Comments
Author Raechel Bailey Kolb, Part I
Since I began my research for Roping Venus, I’ve met some wonderful people, like Raechel Bailey Kolb, from the organization, Women Writing the West. Raechel contacted me in response to a poll I had set up in that site, and we’ve … Continue reading