My Characters Are Foodies

[Adapted from an original post I shared back in the day before my sabbatical from writing.] The thought to write this post was fueled by an interview question I was asked some time ago in regards to what I felt was the sexiest room in the house. Now, being as I write romance, I think …

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#gooniesforever

Years ago, which sometimes feels like a lifetime ago, I started my very first blog at the prompting of my editor and my colleagues. Blogging was just taking off back then, as was social media. I had no more idea what to “blog” about that the man in the moon. So, I turned to my …

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#tagyou’reit or The Subtle Art of Co-Writing, Part 2

Carrying on with the idea of writing with a partner, I wanted to share with you some of the advantages and pitfalls of doing such. I thought I'd start with the pitfalls. You might recall that I co-wrote two books in what was supposed to be a trilogy, but was never finished, with three other …

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An Ode To #oldbayseasoning

It occurs to me that the one Eastern Shore staple which didn't really get a true cameo appearance in The Delaneys of Delaware was the tried and true Old Bay Seasoning. Now, while Old Bay makes more that just seasoning, which can be and is used on virtually everything you can imagine down in the …

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It’s Release Week! And I’m Not Stressed!

Meet the Delaneys. Their roots reach out to touch their ancestral home, the Emerald Isle, where their beloved Nana immigrated from as a wee tot. Nana has a cure for every ill and woe through a story, some cookies, and a finger or two of good Irish whiskey. With eight grown grandchildren and dozens of …

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#whirlwindweekend on the Eastern Shore

When you’re a military family and you get asked where you’re from, the explanation can oftentimes be complicated. Normally the spouses are from two different places, sometimes having been born one place and raised another. The kids have all been born all over the globe. Mostly you refer to them by base or the town …

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Friendly’s, Trimper’s, Milly’s and Ferris Wheels…

In keeping with the rolling theme of the past couple of posts, talking hometowns (my husband’s in particular) and how our upbringing and memories there affect my writing, I’ll be covering a few more Seaford staples and how they made their way into The Delaneys of Delaware series. Although a couple of these places pop …

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