Cutting Pains

  It’s my own fault.  I’m the one who allowed Rock Hard to swell (pun intended) to 123,000 words. *slaps forehead  Now I have the painful task of trimming this book down to… Continue reading

Adventures at RomCon in Denver

This weekend, I attended my first ever romance conference.  This is RomCon’s  first year, and as Denver is only a six-hour drive from BFE Nebraska, I decided to go.  Since Backstage Pass hasn’t been officially released… Continue reading

My Second Book Cover

Well, heck, I can’t wait to show this thing off any longer.  It’s sooooooo hot!  The Sourcebooks’ cover department rocks.  It rocks hard.  Without further ado, or perhaps further ado is warranted in this… Continue reading

Getting “The ARC”

  It’s a fine day in any author’s life when she gets her hands on her first ARC (Advance Reader Copy).  It makes the experience–the book–seem real for the first time.  So here’s… Continue reading

The Rules of Working on Multiple Works in Progress (WIPs)

As a writer who always has more than one Work in Progress (WIP) going at a time, I was asked how I deal with two WIPs crying for attention at once. (Only two?…)… Continue reading

On Display at BEA (Book Expo America)

This just in…  Phenomenal romance author, Judi Fennell, who is attending Book Expo America today, spied this at our publisher’s booth at the expo.    Wait a minute.  Could that be?  Let’s take a closer… Continue reading

The Summer Concert Season

Well, it’s about time for the summer concert season to get into full swing.  And can I just say… FINALLY!  Living in the middle of the corn belt, the shows are few and far… Continue reading

Research in Vegas

Here’s a great reason to set parts of your novel in Las Vegas: research.  It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.  All the web research in the world can’t replace… Continue reading

Mega Makeover Spectacular

This winter has been rough for me.    I don’t tolerate cold well.  It’s been bitterly cold all winter.  No breaks from the cold.  Not even one day.    I despise snow.  Mostly because it’s… Continue reading

Fangirl Squee Moment

According to their website, Avenged Sevenfold is recording their latest album with Mike Portnoy.  As in, Dream Theater’s incredibly talented drummer.  Are you serious?!  This is going to be awesome!  I can’t wait… Continue reading