Characters on the Couch: Gail Carriger’s Imogene and Genevieve

Please join me in a collective squee as I welcome international bestselling author Gail Carriger and her two main characters from her most recent release to the couch. I am seriously fangirling here because Ms. Carriger’s first Parasol Protectorate novel Soulless is what sparked (pun intended) my interest in the steampunk genre. It was a … Continue reading Characters on the Couch: Gail Carriger’s Imogene and Genevieve

Outtake Tuesday: Cut Scene from A Perfect Man

When we pick up a book from the bookshelf, we’re (hopefully) getting something that’s been through multiple rounds of revisions and edits. We don’t often get to see the early drafts and “mistakes.” I decided, for the entertainment of my readers and for the use of anyone who wants to see why certain scenes or … Continue reading Outtake Tuesday: Cut Scene from A Perfect Man

Character on the Couch: Jillian Neal’s Brock and Hope

Today I’m delighted to have Jillian Neal and her characters from her newly released novel Gypsy Hope to the couch. We authors typically try to use our powers for good, but Jillian is taking it a step further. For every copy of Gypsy Hope sold, Jillian is donating $1 to the ProLiteracy organization to help … Continue reading Character on the Couch: Jillian Neal’s Brock and Hope

Cover and blurb reveal: A Perfect Man

One reason I love being with my publisher is that they allow me a lot of artistic freedom. Consequently, in May, I have a new book coming out that’s completely different from my previous ones. Well, not completely. There’s still humor, romance, a dash of mystery, and enough food and wine to bust through any … Continue reading Cover and blurb reveal: A Perfect Man

Saying Goodbye to Assistant One…

Well, while my week was off to a good start, it had an awful finish. I want to thank and apologize to Samantha of Chick Lit Plus blog tours for not participating as much as I could/should in this week’s stops because of, well…       Obituary for Bailey:  Septemberish 1998-May 24, 2014   … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Assistant One…

My Writing Process – Blog Tour

This is about how organized I feel sometimes. First, a huge thanks to Isabella Norse at http://isabellanorse.com/ for inviting me to be part of this blog tour! Here are the four questions: 1. What am I working on? Currently I’m writing furiously to finish the first draft for the third Lycanthropy Files book, Blood’s Shadow so I … Continue reading My Writing Process – Blog Tour

Author Appearance: Heading to MidSouthCon

I enjoyed my panels on Friday night, and it was great to meet fellow spec fic authors, writers, and fans. Sadly, I had to return to Atlanta on Saturday. Our diabetic cat, who’s been beautifully stable, had a major crash on Friday night. The pet sitter rushed her to the emergency vet, and back we … Continue reading Author Appearance: Heading to MidSouthCon

A Writer on the Couch: Guest posting at Jill Archer’s Blog

Today I am guest posting over at Jill Archer’s blog about how psychology informs my writing, which lots of people assume, and how writing makes me a better psychologist, which tends to surprise people. This is also a good opportunity to remind y’all that I’ve got a Characters on the Couch project, and I plan … Continue reading A Writer on the Couch: Guest posting at Jill Archer’s Blog

On Process and Progress: Verbal Shortcuts

My heart got blessed when we were in North Georgia a few weeks ago, except I don’t think it really did. Hubby and I were checking out at one of the many apple orchards near Ellijay and chatting with a friendly older gentleman behind the counter. “Where are y’all from?” he asked. “Atlanta.” “Oh, bless … Continue reading On Process and Progress: Verbal Shortcuts