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#Giving #Thanks & a #Giveaway doesn’t hurt either

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. A time to count blessings and appreciate the small  triumphs and pleasures that make living this imperfect life a celebration. I'm thankful that my joy and satisfaction in writing remains strong. Also undiminished is my love of reading whether the romance novels I adore or the non-fiction that keeps my… Continue reading #Giving #Thanks & a #Giveaway doesn’t hurt either

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Some of my #favoritebooks of all time ~ Share yours ~ PS They’re not all #romance

I’m happy to welcome The Wild Rose Press author Charlotte O’Shay to the Power of 10 series. Today, Charlotte shares ten of her favorite books and her new release, A Model Engagement. Here’s Charlotte! Thank you for the chance to appear on your blog Joanne. I enjoy following you. Writers write but more than that, […]… Continue reading Some of my #favoritebooks of all time ~ Share yours ~ PS They’re not all #romance

Find a new great read, the writing life, Welcome, Writing romance

In Praise of Billionaires, the fictional kind at least, or why I read romance

Since I began reading romance many years ago and certainly since I began writing romance, I've had a particular affection for the billionaire trope. When I wrote my debut romance it was a foregone conclusion. My hero is a broody, arrogant billionaire. Don't get me wrong. It's not that I don't love me a cop,… Continue reading In Praise of Billionaires, the fictional kind at least, or why I read romance

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What I’m reading when I’m not writing

Like many genre writers I find it difficult to write when I'm also reading in genre. Occasionally, while writing, I'll read a romance in another genre and sometimes, after the writing is done I'll treat myself to a book within my own contemporary genre but most times I read non-fiction. And there is so much… Continue reading What I’m reading when I’m not writing

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Sacred and Small Wishes

Hello and happy winter! I want to take this chance to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all who celebrate this festive and solemn winter season. My wish for all of us is that we all truly celebrate those small moments of connection with family, friends and co-workers. These moments catch us off guard.… Continue reading Sacred and Small Wishes

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Can we talk about another election? Please? or how my romance won this week’s Cover War

For the first time in my life I am truly skeeved (Italo-American idiom, look it up) by our national election. This from a history buff, lawyer and cable news junkie. But here's the thing. Election 2016 is too crazy for words and I'm very sad to witness the hatred and ignorance out there. Observing this… Continue reading Can we talk about another election? Please? or how my romance won this week’s Cover War