5 THE SMELL OF A BOOK

Thanks to Writerspace for inviting me to blog today! There’s a new perfume out called Paper Passion that supposedly replicates the aroma of a freshly printed book.  At $98/ounce, it could be the answer to anyone who complains about an ebook’s lack of scent.  I envision cross promotion any day now.  Going on a trip? … Read More

July 2013 Releases Will Light Up Your Sky

It’s time to declare your independence from boredom: read, read, read. If you’re looking for a firecracker of a story this month, check out one of the July 2013 releases from Writerspace Top Shelf Authors. These include stories like . . . The Newcomer (Thunder Point Novel #2) by Robyn Carr Mass Market Paperback Released… Read More

Recipe for Love

When I took a break from my Recipe for Love series of culinary romances to write the small-town Sanctuary Island series under the name Lily Everett, I knew I’d miss some things about the foodie focus I’d spent six books cultivating. But I thought at least it would be a relief not to have to… Read More

11 Enough Testosterone to fuel an Aircraft Carrier

I’ve got a slew of high-octane heroes for you—nine Navy SEALs in my seven-book Navy SEALs Series and three government agents in my Counterterrorist Taskforce Series. That’s enough testosterone to fuel an aircraft carrier. They come in all shapes and sizes with various temperaments and talents. I love these guys! Meet my latest three heroes:… Read More

Royal Brides and Royal Babies…

You gotta love ’em. They’re calling Princess Katherine’s baby the $380 million baby bump because the upcoming birth of the heir to the throne is predicted by economists to generate at least that much revenue in the UK alone.  Harlequin Presents readers aren’t going to be surprised.  They’ve loved royals in their romance for years…. Read More

8 EATING THE ELEPHANT

I recently read an article about a woman who’d climbed Mt. Everest.  Her mantra before and during this amazing feat:  “Eat the elephant one bite at a time.”  I didn’t really pay much attention to it at first, at least not until later in the morning when I sat down in front of a blinking… Read More

2 And a Hearty “Hi Ho, What Do the Critics Know”

Over the July Fourth holiday weekend I took in several movies, including The Lone Ranger. Doing so made me feel like quite the revolutionary. The majority of reviews I’d seen or read about this film essentially panned it. No that’s an understatement, they stomped it into the ground. As a result, I didn’t have high… Read More

Writer’s Block – It Exists!!

For years, I’ve been one of those admittedly annoying writers who denied the existence of true writer’s block. I’ve always gotten tons of ideas for books and stories and my “quick tip” for conquering writer’s block was just to apply some BICFOK (Butt In Chair, Fingers On Keyboard) since writer’s block was essentially just a… Read More

27 Working the Dream

Dreams. We all have them, but some are shallower than others. Hey, I’ve been trying to lose weight since high school. I always imagined what it would feel like to have the perfect figure. I’m still imagining. Someone will carve on my gravestone: She Never Lost Those Ten Pounds. Some dreams, though, are deeper and… Read More

Thanks For Allowing Me To Torture You…

It’s release week, release week, release week!  Whooop!  I loooove release week!  My latest Pyschic Eye Mystery, DEADLY FORECAST, debuts Tuesday, July 2nd and I’m oodley excited about it.  It is the wedding book after all. For the past ten years I’ve nurtured the relationship between Abby and Dutch and at last their wedding day… Read More

Welcome to Summer Camp

I’m so excited to be back at Writerspace today to celebrate the release of my Young Adult debut, CAMP BOYFRIEND. This is a project I penned with my super sister-in-law, Karen, and we took a joint pen name as J.K. Rock, which is pretty darn close to each of our real names anyhow. If you… Read More

THE GUEST HOUSE

It’s an old story—maybe one of the oldest: boy from one family meets girl from rival family, boy and girl fall in love but family loyalties battle to keep them apart. When I set out to write THE GUEST HOUSE, I didn’t plan on star-crossed lovers. I imagined a rambling, shingle-style cottage by the water… Read More