The GOOD Things About 2016

I thought the passing of Carrie Fisher was really the topper of the year, but no -- her mother, Debbie Reynolds, passed the very next day. Well before Carrie Fisher's death, people were already saying what a horrible year 2016 had been for unexpected deaths of celebrities, unexpected political outcomes, depressed sales, and much more.  My

2016-12-29T16:41:38+00:00 Tags: , , , , |

Merry Christmas

27 May 2004, Alberta, Canada --- Glowing Christmas Tree in Snow --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis There are many images of trees in snow out there, but I particularly like this one because it was taken in my home province of Alberta. For those of you celebrating Christmas, I offer yuletide greetings. For

2016-12-23T13:34:05+00:00 Tags: , |

Audiobooks – The Great Dilemma

At least a couple of years ago, a reader -- let's call her Sue -- contacted me and asked in fairly demanding tones why I didn't offer all my books as audiobooks. I politely replied that it was an expensive undertaking for indie authors, although producing audiobooks was on my list of things to do.  (It

2016-12-21T11:05:04+00:00 Tags: , |

Holiday Gifts for Romance Lovers

  It's that time of year!  I'm feeling the spirit now because I've got all my shopping done.  If you're still looking for inspiration and last minute gifts for other romance readers, browse through these ideas:   A Romance Novel Coloring Book: Coloring Pages Inspired By Romance Novel Covers (Volume 1) [link] If you or

2016-12-13T19:21:10+00:00 Tags: , , |

Amazon Go

Amazon is always innovating, but this one left me a little wide-eyed. If they franchise this, it will revolutionize shopping in brick and mortar stores.   It would make shopping for books very dangerous indeed.  (It's already high risk -- that one-click button is a freaking disaster!) (...and I would have put the cake back.)

2016-12-12T20:24:20+00:00 Tags: |

Keeping up with Yesterday

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. Don Marquis Writers are supposed to be creative, and love the act of writing stories. Yet writers as a whole have the worst time in the world putting butt in chair and actually writing. The excuses we come up with to avoid writing are as creative

2016-12-12T14:40:19+00:00 Tags: , |