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My weekend in DC was amazing.  I always enjoy connecting with the Washington Romance Writers.  Now is the big push for the luncheon.  Tomorrow we move all the boxes to the hotel and tomorrow night is the South Milwaukee Library event at 6:30 p.m. with Nancy Naigle and Kelsey Browning.  They have lots of free […]

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Hope you had a chance to check out yesterday’s hot topic blog.  One hundred comments, so people had a lot to say.  Go ahead and add your two cents worth.  It’s over 60 degrees here, so I’m ready to open some windows while I open some new books. .             […]

Authors, Please Stop Complaining

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First, let me make it clear that I am a huge supporter of authors and I am a reader. My issue is with the select few (considering the large pool of authors) that constantly whine, complain and, in my opinion, browbeat and belittle readers.  I’m sure it’s not their intention, well, maybe it is to […]

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I recently found out about a new book club in my neighborhood, so I’m going to check it out this morning.  I’m excited but nervous.  Excited to meet new readers, but nervous because they may pick books that I don’t care for.  But, it’s always good to try new things and meeting new readers can […]

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I can’t believe it, but it actually looks like spring is on it’s way.  I know this because it is 60 degrees one day and 36 degrees the next.  But the good news is that I won’t be reading in a stuffy house much longer.  Soon I’ll be able to open windows and doors and […]

Amanda and Heidi’s Reads

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What’s better than reading a good book?  Knowing your child is reading for fun too.  Here’s mother and daughter readers Heidi and Amanda’s reads this week. . Amazon Burning by Victoria Griffith Read by Amanda, 13 Emma Cohen has dreamed of becoming a journalist. While at NYU,  Emma  receives an internship in Brazil with her […]

Yes, There’s Research in Historical Romance

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While I enjoying reading all kinds of books, I have a special place in my heart for historicals.  I think maybe I lived during the Regency period in a former life (I was aristocracy, of course).  So, when three terrific authors contacted me, I thought it would be fun to hear about something that ties […]

My Read of the Week – The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook by Josie Brown

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Here’s the second book I picked from the list of recommendations from readers and I can tell you it was a gem.  Thanks to The Book Matchmaker, who loves to match books with readers. . The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook by Josie Brown.  Donna Stone has found love and happiness with Carl.  A hardworking businessman, father […]

Read of the Week – Rogue Spy by Joanna Bourne

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Earlier in the week I lamented the fact that I had read 5 books in a row that were sub par.  If I were a star giving person (which I’m not), they probably would have each gotten one star.  Thanks to posting my disappointments on Facebook and Twitter, I was bombarded by some pretty terrific […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!  I can’t believe I don’t own anything green. Writing yesterday’s blog was very emotional for me.  It’s something I deeply believe in.  Here’s hoping these new releases are as wonderful as they can possibly be, so many readers can come out as winners. .             / […]