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Apr.11.2012
As authors, we all know the importance of word choice. Words can be strong or weak, imply many different things. Take the word WALK. Sometimes that's the perfect word. Other times, AMBLE, STAGGER, STRUT, SWAGGER, STUMBLE, TRUDGE, STROLL, or BUMBLE might be better. Each one of those word carries a...
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Apr.11.2012
As authors, we all know the importance of word choice. Words can be strong or weak, imply many different things. Take the word WALK. Sometimes that's the perfect word. Other times, AMBLE, STAGGER, STRUT, SWAGGER, STUMBLE, TRUDGE, STROLL, or BUMBLE might be better. Each one of those word carries a...
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Mar.02.2012
I have an upcoming deadline on my paranormal relic hunters series that's looming too close for comfort, and since I'm not a fast writer, I'm feeling some pressure. The writing is going good. I'm happy with the plot and the characters, I'm writing every day, paying attention to word count, and...
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Nov.04.2011
  It's release day for Embrace the Highland Warrior! I'm so excited that I have two books on the shelves. But where did the time go, and can I get some of it back? I’ve discovered that I write far slower than I would like. The time between selling and hitting the shelves is like super slo...
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Sep.11.2011
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I don't think anyone in America will ever view the date the same as they did prior to that tragic day. I was in bed when my husband called and said a plane had hit one of the towers. I'll never forget sitting in front of the TV,...
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Aug.23.2011
I was headed to Cracker Barrel Thursday morning to meet my critipque partner, Dana Rodgers for our monthly--or weekly--brainstorming over Momma's Pancake Breakfast, when my phone rang. I couldn't get it in time, so I checked voice mail and my editor said to call her back, she had good news to...
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Aug.18.2011
I'm writing this on the way back home from a week in the Adirondacks. We went for my husband's best friend's wedding which was held at their summer place there. We had no TV or email, and finding cell service reguired an elaborate phone dance, walking in zig zag patterns, hand raised in the air,...
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Jun.01.2011
I just got back from a wonderful trip to Martha's Vineyard where I participated in a book panel and booksigning at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, which was voted best bookstore in 2002 by Publishers Weekly. We had a standing room only crowd who came to listen to the talk on agents and publishing. It...
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May.18.2011
After my fairytale booksigning two weeks ago at Nora Roberts' husband's bookstore, I was invited back to Turn the Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland for a Girls' Night Out. I had no idea what the Girls' Night Out was about, but I figured if Nora Roberts was involved, that was good enough for me...
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May.03.2011
Authors at Turn the Page Bookstore signing
Booksigning with Nora Roberts and Sherrilyn KenyonJust got back from a wonderful weekend. Booksigning and Writers Retreat. Spent Thursday night at Nora Roberts Inn in Boonsboro Maryland. Lovely place. If you get a chance to go, do it. It's wonderful. Then I signed Awaken the Highland Warrior at...
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Apr.14.2011
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The greatest parents I know are quite simply, my own, and they are simple people. Simple, honest and kind, with a gentle spirit that is rare in this day and age. Born and raised in the coal-mining area of Virginia, they both came from poor families. My paternal grandfather died when a rock fell on...
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Sep.10.2010
Awaken the Warrior, coming May 2011 from Sourcebook Casablanca
By Anita Clenney If you're the mother of a daughter anywhere from age 7 to 15, chances are you've heard of Justin Bieber. The sweet-faced popstar graces everything from radio stations to teen mags to Twitter, and I heard he guest starred on CSI. Don't tell my daughter. So just another pop star, I...
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May.20.2010
Awaken the Warrior, coming May 2011 from Sourcebook Casablanca
Music! We all grew up with it, loved it, hated it. It inspired us, helped shape us, for better or worse, into the adults we would become.  I grew up in the 70's listening to pop singers like David Cassidy and Donny Osmond. I was in love with Donny Osmond from age 9 until 15. Then I moved on to...
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