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They Almost Make You Believe… excerpt from You Belong To Me

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Apr,2014
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In this excerpt from You Belong To Me, Colin and Erin go out for drinks with another couple. It is the first time they have a real conversation with each other. Kyle pulled Marilyn into his arms and kissed her. “Marilyn and I are going out for a drink and I invited Colin to join us. Why don’t you come with us, Erin?” She glanced at Colin. He nodded. “Grab a coat, we’re just walking up to Harry’s.” She hesitated and Marilyn jumped in, “Come on, get out of here for a while. You’ve worked so hard this week.” “Okay, I’d love to go,” she said. She hadn’t been out…

Excerpt from Adirondack Moon

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Apr,2014
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I’m having a rather good time posting excerpts from some of my novels-in-the-works. This is a story called Adirondack Moon likely to be released in the fall of the year. Success wasn’t supposed to feel like this…flat, empty, meaningless. Eli Cameron passed a twenty to the cab driver and stepped out into the foggy drizzle. The cold spring mist enveloped the night, casting golden coronas around the streetlights. The three-story brownstone looked cold and empty, no light coming from the elongated windows that yawned beside the wide stone stoop. He took the stairs two at a time, unlocked the large oak door and hurried inside to escape the chill. Eli’s…

Digging Through the Past

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Apr,2014
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Sometimes I need to put aside one story I’m writing and work on another. I’ve read that other authors do this, too. You get stuck somewhere in your story, a plot point isn’t working, your character just stopped speaking to you. Whatever it is, you need to put it aside and work on something else. That just happened to me this past week. So, I was trying to decide which story to pull out and work on when, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but my 90% completed book with an archeological theme. That was one of my majors in college, archeology, along with psychology. And so I was…

Boy Meets Girl

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Mar,2014
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Here is an excerpt from my book, You Belong To Me, a romantic suspense available on Amazon. Colin stepped inside the open door of the gallery and inwardly groaned. He didn’t intend to stay too long. It was crowded already so he snaked his way through the crowd to the bar. With drink in hand, he leaned back against the bar and eyed the layout of the building. The gallery was long and narrow, painted a soft white. The presence of deep crown moldings and intricate woodwork gave it an elegant feel. Tables for refreshments had been set up between two large columns and channeled the traffic flow around the…

Excerpt 2 from You Belong To Me

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Mar,2014
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Another excerpt from You Belong To Me Noticing movement through the gallery window, he rapped on the door. Erin opened it with a smile and invited him in. “I’m just hanging a painting. There’s some coffee in the little kitchen back there to your right. Help yourself while I finish this up.” Colin couldn’t help but notice her curves – in all the right places. To distract himself, he said, “I brought the donuts,” holding up the bakery box. “Do you need any help?” “No, I do this all the time. I’ll be done in a minute. Go on, get some coffee.” She eyed the bakery box he carried. “Dinkel’s?”…

Juggling Writing with That Other Work

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Mar,2014
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Many readers believe that their favorite authors live a life of focused writing. Even I have that fantasy – about other writers.  Yes, there are some best-selling authors who have done so well that they can really devote their entire day to writing. They know that this is a job, a business, and that you have to put your butt in the chair and write…all day, if possible. But the truth is, many of us have “other work” – jobs, small businesses, part-time work. Our writing doesn’t pay all the bills yet. We have had to learn to find, or make, the time to write, while juggling client requests, job…