Sunday, August 30, 2020

My Favorite Book Series - Growing Up Deryni

A couple of years ago, I had the absolute pleasure of sharing a signing table with Author Mindy Klasky at the RWA Indie Book Signing in Denver. Here’s a little-known tidbit: Mindy can do magic. No, seriously! She uttered “Katherine Kurtz” and “Deryni” in the same incantation and Boom! Forever friendship bond was sealed.

Shortly thereafter, I discovered the word “Deryni” on the GoodReads page of another online author friend, Daniel Sullivan, which led to a fun PM discussion on this epic book series we both love.

Are you scratching your head and thinking, “Who is Katherine Kurtz, and what the heck is a Deryni?” Well, I am so happy to tell you about them! 

I first “met” Katherine Kurtz’s Camber of Culdi, Camber’s family, Alaric Morgan, and King Kelson in late 1970/early 1980, and my young teenage mind was captivated well into adulthood. I grew up with King Kelson much the way kids a decade later grew up with Harry Potter—only, this was better. And I say that as a Harry Potter fan too.

What was better about Katherine Kurtz’s medieval fantasy series? Setting and plot, of course. Exploring an alternate Earth history, definitely. And the magic of the Deryni, a race of humans with preternatural powers who co-existed peacefully with regular humans--until they didn’t. A man named Camber and his family try to avert the coming persecution of the Deryni. Desperate to save their people, they uncover a way to live covertly among humans for centuries. Still, witch hunts for their kind continued, and the monarchy was controlled by those who served their own self-interests.

The fallout of the persecutions finally land square on the shoulders of a young prince who finds himself abruptly wearing his beloved father’s crown. Kelson faces adversaries who wish him dead, or under their control. He is forced to grow up fast. Some of the lessons he learns are harsh, including the heartbreaking prejudices of a close family member. Still, he is determined to be king to all his subjects, human and Deryni.

I just can’t recommend these books highly enough! Sadly, finding them in paperback is challenging these days, however they’re all available on Kindle and many have an audio-book version. I’ve listed them below, with links and in chronological reading order. Once you’ve read them, be sure to let me know what you think!

Are you already familiar with this fantastic universe? Tell me how you discovered the Deryni in the comments.

Happy reading…or listening!









USA Today Bestselling Author, Lea Kirk, loves to transport her readers to other worlds with her sci-fi romances. 

When she’s not busy writing about the blue and green aliens of her Prophecy series, she’s hanging out with her hubby, five kids (the nerd herd), and a spoiled Dobie mix pup.

She is currently working on the fourth book in her Prophecy series, and three new books for her Silverstar Mates series featuring age 50+ protagonists coming this fall. (The Intergalactic Dating Agency) 

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Harvest Moon by @meganslayer #thanksgiving #holiday #pnr #gay #gayromance

 I thought since it's August and some of us are tired of the summer being rather sucky, I'd move right on into the Fall. Why not? I'm not making anyone deal with pumpkin spice, but I am bringing up Harvest Moon, one of my favorite Thanksgiving themed stories. Check it out and take a break from the rest of the world. 

Harvest Moon by Megan Slayer

Moon Series, book 2

Also part of the Bleh! Turkey Series

MLR Press

Contemporary, Paranormal, Holiday

Short Story

M/M, Anal Sex

What's a guy to do when the time to be with family is the time he dreads the most?

All Matt Green wants for Thanksgiving is to propose to his boyfriend in the most epic way he knows-in front of their families. There's only one catch. His boyfriend, Reed Jordan, doesn't do family gatherings. To be honest, Reed isn't wild about Thanksgiving, but he won't say why.

Matt's willing to do anything in order to get Reed to talk, but will it make the holiday perfect or or ruin all of Matt's plans? The Harvest Moon just might be the right omen to make everything all right.


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©Megan Slayer, 2014, All Rights Reserved


Reed stood at the counter. He’d told his boyfriend he’d be home at three. The way things were looking, he’d be more than an hour late. Damn it.

Beside him, his co-worker, Jagger, rang up a female customer with a little girl. The woman had bought a couple of Thanksgiving books. The brightly colored turkey and leaves on the top book caught Reed’s attention.

Thanksgiving. He didn’t mind giving thanks for the good things in his life. He also didn’t mind the food. What he hated were the gatherings. He wished the need to bring family to one house was not the rule. Maybe he was losing his mind, but he hated the togetherness. He’d been able to dodge the holiday for the last ten years, but since he’d met Matt, he knew he wasn’t going to get around the festivities for much longer. Matt liked family functions and preferred big parties. Reed wasn’t even sure a big family party was possible.

He finished typing out a reply email to the customer in search of an out-of-print book. Thankfully, the store had the book. He sent the customer the expected price and shipping options. He glanced at his watch once more. Less than two days until Thanksgiving. The store would be open on Wednesday, but he wasn’t working. If the customer needed the book, he could wait until Friday.

The last time he and Matt had talked about the holiday, Matt’s sister, Emily and her boyfriend were supposed to be spending the day with them. He could handle that. He liked Matt’s sister and loved her son, Nattie. Still, he wanted a small dinner, not a gigantic situation. He sighed. At least with Em and Matt, he wasn’t going to have to deal with accusations.

“I’m off until Friday morning,” Reed said to Jagger. “If there is a crisis, call me, but try not to have a crisis.”

“That’s the plan.” Jagger grinned. “You can trust us. We won’t let you down. Now go, so Matt doesn’t think you got lost.”


Thursday, August 27, 2020

Elements of a Story by L. A. Kelley

There are several elements that contribute to writing a novel and knowing the differences and how to use them can herd the flow of ideas into a logical story. The first is the narrative element.


When you think of fiction, you think of narrative. Every story has to have one. Narrative is the layout, the method to connect a series of ideas into a coherent whole. Without it, a writer has a jumble of plot points, scenes, and description, but narrative connects the dots to a logical flow and is the most telling aspect of the novel. Even stream-of-consciousness (which makes no sense to me at all) has a narrative, albeit obscure. Narrative introduces the characters, defines the major conflicts, lays out the plot and describes the setting. They have a beginning, middle, and end. Narratives also have at least one theme that moves the story along toward the resolution.

There are different types of narrative. Some are linear where events move in chronological order. Some are non-linear and where author may start at the end, and then the rest of the book relates how the characters got there. Narrative also lays out the viewpoint. Who is telling the story and how much of the truth to they see?

While narrative is the major element of fiction, there are others that are generally thought of as only relating to nonfiction. However, keeping them in mind adds realism to dialogue and description.


Expository writing explains and illuminates. It is associated with textbooks, essays, and magazine articles that are instructive and pass on knowledge or facts. fiction, every story has a Even in fiction, you eventually have to tell your reader something. A good example is in worldbuilding. How do you write a description of your fictional universe without sounding like a newspaper article? One way is to keep it short. You don’t want three pages detailing the ingredients of the wizard’s potion. Even three paragraphs are probably too much. Decide what’s important at that particular point in the story and eliminate the rest or shelve it for another chapter. In fiction, expository writing works best when you break it into sections and sprinkle it about. If the character doesn’t need the information immediately, then the reader doesn’t either.


Persuasive writing is generally associated with essays. It’s used to coax the reader over to a particular point of view or a side in an argument, but it can be very useful in fiction. Eventually, characters in a book will argue or come across a situation where they need to make a choice. If they give in too quickly, they come across as wish-washy. This is particularly important when faced with a moral dilemma. Your heroine doesn’t need to sound like a lawyer. “I shall now recap the evidence to show why I should not sleep with Prince Charming until the prenup is signed.” Characters don’t need to voice every pro and con of a choice, but the writer should consider the reasons ahead of time. Plant the logical seeds early. A weak-willed character will act one way and strong-willed another.


Descriptive writing is exactly what it sounds like; it is used to paint a picture in the reader’s head of a person, place or thing. It’s important in science fiction and fantasy world-building, but equally so in a contemporary novel. The objects around a character must feel as real to the reader as the characters, and not unrealistic add-ons. You want the reader to get lost in the words as if it’s a real world. The right descriptions add logic to the story. This may sound strange in fantasy and science fiction. They aren’t innately logical. They don’t have to be. They only have to feel logical. This means a magical system, for instance, has to conform to rules. Who can use it; when, where, and how? The planet where the rocket ship landed also needs rules such as a climate and populace that makes sense. Sorry, no shark people spontaneously inventing laser guns. An underwater race won’t have fire; no fire no electricity, no electricity no laser beams. But you can make them telepathic or give them the ability to summon tsunamis. Get the picture?

L. A. Kelley writes science fiction and fantasy narratives with expository humor, persuasive romance, and touch of descriptive sass.  



Tuesday, August 25, 2020

#PNR New Release Fatigue by Nancy Gideon #NewRelease

Oh, for those days when you just had to write the book and wait for royalties . . . You sat in your office (or at the kitchen table) typing on a Smith Corolla onto layered correction paper from that handwritten draft then tucked those 500 pages into a manuscript box and drove to the post office. Your revisions came on copies of your pages with corrections/suggestions written in by hand (if you got any!). You retyped them, sent them back and waited . . . sometimes up to 1-2 years to see the finished product come out on the shelves. There was no Internet. There were no writers’ groups. There were a couple of book publications your publisher would submit to for reviews. You’d get fan mail to your PO Box and if you were lucky, for that first book, a mention in the local paper. Bookstores or libraries might invite you to sign copies for readers. That was it. All you had to do was write the next book! 

I fell into the PR trap early on with the bookmark craze in the ‘80s. My ex was a printer and took the double-sided playing card bookmark I designed for my 1988 Dana Ransom historical, LOVE’s GLORIOUS GAMBLE, to work for a rounded corner trim and coated finish. Winning Romantic Times Magazine’s Industry Award for Unique Promotion began my three-decade love/hate affair with PR. Tasseled and charmed bookmarks, tri-fold flyers, and conference giveaways (plastic vampire teeth attached to a designed business card was a BIG hit for my “Touched by Moonlight” series!) led to the Social Media explosion online. It wasn’t enough to pay for a quality website. You had to have an active blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc. presence. Then fan pages, blog tours, newsletter exchanges . . . thank goodness I love my Canva graphics program and can do most the graphics (even animated!) legwork myself. I even took a class on Amazon algorithms! But money going out surpassed income flowing in. Time spent lining up day after day of events ate up hours and energy that could have been spent working on that next book. Where does it end? Do the ends justify the means? Is there a payoff or just a black hole suck on the bank and time account?

My stock answer is do what you enjoy and can afford. I only wish I’d listen to my own advice. We all know about burn out in writing, but promotion fatigue has become a real concern. I have a Virtual Assistant who updates my website and blog, manages my newsletter, and does the setup for my self-pubbed books. That’s a monthly cost that replaces the need for therapy. With every book launch, I try to have a detailed outline of past and hopeful future efforts and chart costs and results. I’ve started keeping track of everything I put up online and to what audience to keep from over-saturating. But my biggest failing is failing to get everything in place months prior to release. It always comes down to that last-minute scramble for visibility that may or may not result in sales.

My pointers: The time to start planning book PR is when you start the writing project. Have a PR folder set up with files for graphics, contacts, advertising avenues, book excerpts, quotes, reviews, and links to potential events (and update frequently). Do what you can yourself but have a list of go-tos for things you can’t. Pre-planning eliminates last minute paralysis. Build your newsletter by doing exchanges. Cultivate an active writer/friend network who will share and host your work (and you do the same for theirs!). Save ideas for ads/graphics that catch your eye that you can adapt to your own project. Don’t let the stress of promotion overshadow the joy of your new release! Take time to sit back and relish the fruits of your labor of love!

And, by the way, I have a new release out! This is another way to promote them!

What has or hasn’t worked for you when it comes to book promotion? Any particular avenues that have you coming back to them release after release?

Happy Writing!!

Nancy Gideon on the Web

Thursday, August 20, 2020

The Blood King - Upcoming New Release!

 Coming August 25th!!!

I love this series so much and am beyond excited to have the 2nd book finally releasing. Book 3 is already with my publisher and available for preorder and I'm working on book 4 now. 

Hope y'all love Ladon and Skylar's story -- their spark might just light up the world!

Ruthless dragon king Ladon Ormarr must keep his throne—and his people—safe from the cruel High King at all costs. With war on the horizon, he’ll need a miracle to protect his clan. Luckily, the fates have dropped the irresistible Skylar Amon right into his lap.

Or so he thought. Because the last thing this phoenix wants is him.

A phoenix mate is the ticket to securing his throne, but this fiery Amon sister detests Ladon, doesn’t stick to protocols, and regularly offends his warriors and advisers.

Skylar also has no intention of sticking around, nor does she believe in the whole destined-mates thing. But if it means taking out the High King who murdered her parents, she’ll put up with the too-sexy-for-her-sanity Ladon…temporarily.

Their mating bond may make them want to tear off their clothes, but outside the bedroom…well, Ladon is positive the fates hate him. Just as he starts to win over the mercurial phoenix, everything goes to hell when the High King makes his final move. And Ladon will burn down the world to keep the mate he is unwilling to live without.


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Quick Fixes to Beat the Heat by Elizabeth Alsobrooks

      It’s hot out, just about everywhere in the country right now. Really hot! Here in the Sonoran Desert it's been in the hundreds for weeks. So, I thought it might be a good  idea to offer some ideas on how to stay safe and have fun while cooling off. Safety? Hydrate, and don’t let yourself get overheated, even if a shower is all you have to cool down. With that in mind, you might want to try one or more of the following.

1.   Go boating, kayak, canoe, sail or motor . . . be sure to jump in! 
 2. Visit an ice cream shop 
3.   Have an iced latte
4.   Visit a bookstore and find a cozy spot to read
5.  Go to a mall and people watch
6.   Go to a movie-theaters are always chill
7.  Get some water guns and have a blast with your kids, spouse, friends
8.  Go to a water park
9. Give your dog a bath outside
10. Water your plants
11. Wash your car…and get wet
12. Find a pool
13. Go for a ride with the air blasting
14. Rent a ski jet
15. Inner tube down a river
    So chill out, keep hydrated, use sunscreen, and let the sun shine on!

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Writing and life

 Life seems to be one of those things that never slows down. When the good times are rolling in, that pacing is fabulous. But when things aren’t so peachy, the punches life throws feel never ending. I’m in one of those not so sweet periods, so when I sit down to work on my sequel I often just stare at the blinking cursor. Have you ever been there? 

So, how do you write when life is being life-y?

Sometimes you don’t. And that’s okay. Sometimes you do because it’s the only escape available. And that’s great too. There’s really no one size fits all whenever it comes to being a human practicing art. All you can do is your best, and even that looks different day by day. The real trick for me has been to stay in the moment. What can I write in the next minute? Four words? Thirty? Zero? Whatever that word count ends up being, be proud of the attempt because life is going to keep moving right along, but so are the stories. The stories will be there when they’re ready to come out. Sometimes they, or maybe you, need a little more time before it’s ready. 

Don’t be afraid to live, and write, even if it’s messy because there’s beauty in all the twists and turns along the way.

Happy writing.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Chinese AI News Anchor by Linda Nightingale

I guess because I’ve written two books about human-like androids, my friends always email me anything to do with these sophisticated robots. We can now move on from the Houston love dolls, to China. I was aware that Japan was doing a lot of research on these human robots. However, the Chinese have upped the ante with an AI news anchor.

"This is my very first day at Xinhua News Agency," says a sharply dressed artificial intelligence news anchor. "I look forward to bringing you the brand new news experiences."

The AI "learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor," Xinhua says. Not surprisingly, some disagree about whether the news anchor is really like a human. Check out the following link and decide for yourself what you think of the English-speaking news anchor. Personally, I think he is amazing and looks very human-like, down to his facial movements. I would so like to see this news anchor!

According to Xinhua, the AI "learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor."
The AI was unveiled at the World Internet Conference in China's Zhejiang province and was designed jointly with the Chinese search engine company, Sogou. Unfortunately, the article by Meredith Kennedy doesn’t mention who the join developer was.

I know a hotel in Japan plans to use AI in its reception. Although, Hotel Henn-na had to fire half of its robot staff after they began to malfunction and couldn’t handle simple tasks.  The last article I can find on the subject is dated January 25, 2019. I wonder what the final outcome was.

On Friday, on the robot scene, reporting from SC.
Novelly yours,


In my two android novels, the robots are much more sophisticated. In fact, you can’t distinguish them from human. They feel like we do, react like we do, and being sold as the love for the lonely. But is that their real purpose?  

Clue: No.

Love for Sale, the first in the Tomorrow’s Angels series, is on sale for $.99 for a limited time. The sequel Life for Sale is now on preorder.

Tomorrow’s Angels: Series Blurb
Mayfair Electronics has created life.
In Love for Sale, the high-tech electronics company, in black and white, offers “love for sale”. Mayfair has engineered sentient androids indistinguishable from humans. March Morgan flies to England and meets the man she has been searching for her entire life. Christian requires no programming to love March at first sight, but her past and his future soon threaten their happiness—and their lives.
In the sequel, Life for Sale, four of the Special Editions have escaped. Rebel, Christian and  March  are on the run, but they have a bigger problem than his creator's plan to destroy him. They've discovered that one of the renegades has suffered a dangerous malfunction, threatening them with more than just exposure. March and Christian must stop the insane robot before someone else dies. All the evidence points to March being the killer's next victim.


 Linda Nightingale writes across the romance genres (fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary, paranormal) and dark fantasy--whatever captures her Muse's imagination. She is a The Wild Rose Press author, but has a paranormal anthology due for an October release from Class Act Books. She's lived in many places here and abroad, but settled in the big state of Texas. She's a mother, a retired legal assistant, and a dreamer.

Monday, August 10, 2020

It's All Been Rune'd

By Keri Kruspe

Author of Otherworldy Romantic Adventures

Recently I’ve taken the plunge and jumped into the Instagram pool.

Hey, that’s no small feat for me.

Social media and I have forged a tentative relationship since I’ve become a published author. I resisted adding yet another quiver in my communication arsenal, but at the urging of many of my (younger) friends, I decided to look into the matter.

Earlier in the year, I paid for a training program that included how to set up Instagram for authors and what was best to post (and when to post). So, I took an afternoon off and immersed myself into the hows and whys of this social beast.

One of the main suggestions the training gave was to have specific tropes to share – things that might be of interest to others instead of advertising my books all the time (boring!). 

Instantly I thought of sharing one of my favorite meditative techniques – consulting an ancient tool handed down to me by my favorite aunt about twenty years ago. In order to explain why the runes mean so much to me, I’d like to share a little bit about the woman who taught them to me.

My Aunt Jeanette was a formidable woman.

Someone who was way ahead of her time. She was my father’s older sister by eighteen months and ended up taking care of him when their mother deserted the family when he was a young preteen. Then, at the ripe old age of fifteen, she entered into her first marriage. I say first because the woman was married eleven times. The funny thing was she only had one child…out of wedlock…by a married man…in the 1940s.

Even though she married so often, I barely remember her in a relationship with anyone. She was one of those women from the sixties who was dressed to the teeth…bouffant hairdo, nails polished and manicured, her make-up model perfect. Living in Nevada, my family worked in the casino business, and she proudly told me that she was one of the first female pit bosses in Las Vegas – probably around the 1960s.

Then, around when she turned forty-nine, she took a 180-degree turn in her life. She quit her job, her house, her perfect image, and left Nevada and her family to live in Hawaii. There she lived for the next twenty-five years. To make a living, she took various jobs – from being a greeter at the airport (complete with leis), to a metaphysical minister.

As a metaphysical minister, she made a living by reading tarot cards and would draw a rune at the end of her card reading. The purpose, she informed me, was to aid the Spiritual Warrior…the one whose goal was self-change.

The Runes

The runes are a tool to keep one on course, on track for strengthening your intuition.
You see, the runes are used as in instrument for getting in touch with a part of yourself that knows everything. It’s a method of guidance and self-counseling used to assist us in navigating the unfamiliar waters we find ourselves in.

Using the runes is like consulting an Oracle.

An Oracle does not give you instruction as what to do next, nor does it predict the future. It points your attention to those hidden fears and motivations that shape where you are headed in your life.

Once you acknowledge what those might be, it directs your attention to inner choices that may be the most important elements in deciding what you choose your future to be.
When she taught me how to use these aids, I really needed the help.

I was going through a rough divorce and found myself a single parent with a toddler, a tweenie and a fourteen-year-old. Being able to get in touch with that part of myself that had been buried for years was a godsend. I firmly believe my ability to go into silence and contemplate the suggestions the readings gave helped to ground me and keep me sane. 

A brief history lesson on the runes…

Legend has it the runes are a gift from Odin, the principal divinity in the pantheon of the Norse Gods.
Believed to be even older than the New Testament, they are akin to the Tarot and the Chinese Book of Changes. The runes were commonly used in Iceland during the late Middle Ages.

Unfortunately, the wisdom of those rune masters died, never having written their divination's down nor did they pass their experiences orally. Little is left of the original Viking practice except rune stones, sagas, and far-flung runic lore. What we do know is to those who created the runes, the earth and all created things were alive.

To celebrate that fact, runes were carved into pieces of hardwood, incised on metal or cut into leather stained with pigment. There are twenty-four runes, plus one later innovation – the blank rune – the Unknowable. It is the rune of total trust and can be interpreted as an exciting evidence of life’s progression.

How I Use the Runes

The rune cards I use on Instagram belonged to my aunt. She preferred the cards while I have always felt a kinship to the actual stones. I keep the stones loose in a pouch and every morning, I let my mind go blank to open myself to receive what I should meditate on for the day.

I reach into the pouch, and a stone will let itself be known - hard to explain…it gets warm and my fingers automatically reach for it. I will then consult the book, The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Blum. The interpretations in his book are laid out clearly and in a loving manner. Easy enough to use and understand.

My aunt has been gone for several years now. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss telling her what was going on in my life. 

I know she’d be thrilled I’ve finally realized my dream of becoming a published author…something she encouraged me to do since I was twelve. To celebrate her life as well as the teachings she gave, I proudly include her cards with my stones on my Daily Rune on Instagram that I post every other day. Want in on the fun? Click here and follow me!

See, Auntie, I did listen. Thank you.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Making Your Home Your Happy Place

By Maureen Bonatch

A photo from one of my bicycle rides
The summer is traditionally the time for vacations and our family has went on a vacation almost every year—except this year. COVID-19 had us cancelling our plans and opting to stay at home. Except that I am subjected to ‘memories’ of my past vacations almost daily on my social media sites, and photos of other people’s vacations as a constant reminder of what I’m missing. I have to admit, it makes me a little jealous.

Many people talk about their ‘happy place’ where they go to escape the everyday, reduce stress, or just to slow down and reflect. Lucky for me, I started to incorporate some of the key elements of my ‘happy place’ into my home and habits over the last few years so I don’t have to travel to find that place.

Your Home

When I returned from our vacation last year I worried that stress would resume once I returned to home. I considered the things that made me feel more at peace on vacation, because it isn’t always the place, and I have the people with me (my family), it’s often examining the little things in the environment.

·      I changed the centerpiece on our dining room table to replicate the one in our vacation place, which was more tropical and simple. Each time I see it my mind goes to our vacation memories and I feel more relaxed.
·      The ‘little niceties’ of vacation make it special for me—thick towels, fancy hand scrubs ,and nice dishes when dining out. I thought, what not do the same at home? I replaced some of our old towels and washcloths with plush ones, put a nice hand scrub in the bathroom, and use our nice dishes each day. This helps to make every day special.
·      Occasionally I go to a spa while on vacation and have a facial or massage. I bought face masks and other special bath soaps to enjoy a little ‘home spa’ time now and then.

Your Habits

The pace on vacation is slower and more relaxed. Sure I can’t replicate having each day to lounge, but I can implement some of the habits.

·      I make time at least a few times a week to sit on the porch in the early morning with my coffee. This fifteen-minute habit replicated from vacation evokes peace for the start of my day instead of feeling rushed.
·      Before a trip, I load up my kindle with new books and make more time to read. Instead of waiting for that trip, I now make an effort to incorporate more reading time into my day, even if it’s a ten minute break with my lunch, or before bedtime. Reading allows me to travel without ever leaving my home.
·      I take an occasional “mental health day” or plan a Staycation to enjoy at home or walking or bicycling in the outdoors. This little break from the daily pace and rush of life can be rejuvenating and refreshing.

Focus on You

Vacation is always a time that I spend as much time ‘living the dream’ of writing full time. We all get busy and sometimes our dreams and favorite hobbies get pushed to the back burner until we have time off to focus on ‘us’. I’ve made an effort to make the time to write more, and focus on me, even if it’s just a short period each day, and I’m happier for it.


What Vacation Habits Can You Incorporate Without Leaving Home?

Author Bio: Maureen Bonatch grew up in small town Pennsylvania and her love of the four seasons—hockey, biking, sweat pants and hibernation—keeps her there. While immersed in writing or reading paranormal romance and fantasy, she survives on caffeine, wine, music, and laughter. A feisty Shih Tzu keeps her in line. Find Maureen on her websiteFacebookTwitter

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