by Mary J. Williams I thought a lot about my blog this month, and quite frankly, my mind went blank. I’m tired. Tired of rude, often nasty, shouting politicians. Tired of social media drama. Tired of the latest celebrity and their non-problem, problems. I don’t want to write another few paragraphs about forgiveness or self-awareness…. Read More
And I always knew it would be a romance novel. When I was a
teenager I assumed my book would have a historical setting,
those were the kinds of stories I liked best, I even grew my
hair long so I could be like the heroines in my favorite
stories. But now I see myself and my books in the present
dealing with the joys and sorrows of our modern world.
Harper Falls is a place my imagination dreamed up, but it is
based in reality. I grew up in Washington State and went to
school in a small town on the Columbia River. Harper Falls
is that town but an idealized version. I hope you enjoy
reading about the town and the characters.
And as much as I enjoyed telling their stories, these books
are not the end of my dream but the beginning.
by Shirley Hailstock Even with the technology of GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) devices, many of us still make a wrong turn now and then. Or we miss the turn altogether. Often, nothing more than making a U-turn gets us back on track. But for Nancy Emerson, the wrong turn changed her life. Guilt plagued her…. Read More
Shirley Hailstock began her writing life as a lover of
reading. She likes nothing better than to find a quiet
corner where she can get lost in a book, explore new worlds
and visit places she never expected to see. As an author,
she can not only visit those places, but she can be the
heroine of her own stories. The author of thirty novels and
novellas, including her electronic editions, Shirley has
received numerous awards, including the Waldenbooks
Bestselling Romance Award and Romantic Times
Magazine’s Career Achievement Award.
Shirley’s books have appeared on Blackboard, Essence Magazine and Library Journal Best Seller Lists. She is a
past president of Romance Writers of America.
Happy May, everyone. I fairly much described where I was in my writing when I blogged at Writerspace last month. My fifth Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, For a Good Paws, is now available. It’s the last in the series, and my last book for its publisher, Midnight Ink, which is closing. I also talked about… Read More