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Oct.30.2010
    I had to make an executive decision about my writing this week. As I’ve discussed here before, I switched from Word to Scrivener, and tried writing my 6th book in it. Things went well up to a point, but in the end I caved and went back to Word. Then I went to Pages. Then back to...
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Oct.15.2010
This is an irreverent title for a very serious post, and I chose it specifically to show that sometimes, we need some irreverence to deal with things in our life. Humor heals all wounds, and writing cop novels means I’ve dealt some really off color moments which defuse the tension of the...
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Aug.06.2010
Last week I ventured down to Orlando for the RWA conference. For those of you unfamiliar with the acronym, RWA is Romance Writers of America. RWA is to romance writers what ITW eventually could be for thriller writers, and I say eventually because RWA has 10,000 writers on its rolls, 145 chapters...
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Jun.11.2010
I have a dilemma. Thankfully, it is neither life threatening, nor particularly important. It's really rather silly, truth be told. But it is a dilemma nonetheless, one that’s bothering me tremendously. I have bought a ridiculous number of books over the past couple of years. Books of all shapes...
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May.18.2010
This article appeared on Chuck Sambuchino's excellent site GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS May 16, 2010 Times are tough. Publishers are cutting back on just about everything: coop, author tours, marketing dollars—heck, their staffs. Newspapers are jettisoning their book sections. Magazines are going...
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May.14.2010
I am a hypocrite. I am a weather junkie. My husband calls me junior meteorologist. I live to watch the Weather Channel. I have four weather sites bookmarked in my Internet toolbar. So how did I get caught short when one of the biggest natural disasters to hit the United States decided to drop...
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May.11.2010
Many of you are well aware of the fact that my adopted hometown of Nashville has been devastated by a flood of biblical proportions. I've been tweeting it, blogging it, Facebooking it. But that wasn't enough. I wanted to get the real story out into the world, and my friend Ivory Madison, who...
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May.10.2010
This says it all. I'll have more in the coming days, but for now, this video should give you the beginnings of an idea of just how bad things are here. I just watched this video for the first time. And I'll be honest with you, I just cried for the first time. I've been holding it in, being...
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Oct.28.2009
I love New Orleans. When I was in grad school, my husband and I decided to start a political consulting firm. We signed a candidate in Mobile, and went down over a weekend to meet him. We quickly realized he wasn't the candidate for us -- he kept suggesting ways to get around the FEC filing laws,...
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Aug.21.2009
You want to hear some hard truth? Do you promise not to get mad at me? Promise? Okay then. Here it is. Your social networking habit? It might be hurting you. Yes, I know it’s fun. Meeting new people, reconnecting with old friends, discussing the price of tea in china with strangers, staffing up...