Monday, November 29, 2010

On a More Somber Note

Happy Birthday and 1st Anniversary in Heaven to Albe Ardito: more than a father-in-law, a true hero in every sense of the word.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pink Dolphins

With special thanks to Alison for sharing her photos from Hong Kong with me. Why? Because Kismet's Salvation takes place in Hong Kong and a pink dolphin plays a huge part in the story. Enjoy, like I did!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Help Me Choose a Topic and I'll Send You a Prize

Later this month I'm guest blogging at Savvy Authors. I now have to send them my post. The problem? I'm sucked dry. I'd love to hear from you. What would you like me to discuss? If I choose your topic, I'll send you a book of your choice from the six I currently have available. Let's hear those requests for my pearls of wisdom!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Is Your Character a "Foodie"?

Romancing the Palate: How to incorporate food into your love story with Rebecca Lynn

BLURB: Whether you have a food professional heroine, a chef hero, or a home cook, want to write a restaurant scene, a food-related love scene, or a big event, this class can be what you need. We'll cover food in the five senses, food as a character, food professions, food history (including using food authentically in historical romance), and food as a sensual enhancement. Please join us and romance your palate today.

BIO: Rebecca Lynn has an MFA in Creative Writing and also has an undergraduate degree in Linguistics and Literature. She’s taught both writing and literature courses on the collegiate level. She is published in short fiction as well as some short non-fiction, and academic articles. Rebecca has also run her own restaurant for five years and worked as a caterer and event planner.

DATE: November 8 – November 19 (Two Weeks)
Registration deadline is NOVEMBER 6TH

PLACE: Dunes & Dreams RWA FORUM (Not a yahoo loop)
Registrants will receive a login password to the workshop forum several days before the workshop begins to allow ample time to become familiar with the forum or to notify the coordinators if you have trouble logging in.

COST: $10 Dunes & Dreams RWA Members/ $20 all others (US funds only – paypal or checks)

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: No registration fees will be refunded. All payments for a workshop must be received by the registration cut off date. Payments received after the cut-off date can be applied to a future workshop of theapplicant's choosing. If a workshop is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, such as instructor inability to teach class, registration fees will be applied to a future workshop of the applicant's choosing. Hope to see you in class!
Registration form and more information: or

email the coordinators at

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Don't Forget to Vote!

No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, let your voice be heard. Get out there and vote today!