Category Archives: Characters

Day Job vs. Night Job by Stacy Hoff

My day job is unlike my night job. By night, I write romance. By day, I’m a lawyer. Yup. Been one for two decades. Handling contracts. Negotiating deals. In other words, I’m as non-romance-y as one could be between the … Continue reading

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Going to 8 Pi-Con! Now Where’s My Pirate Hat?

I started out in science fiction and fantasy and it shows in my stories. I’m a world builder and my characters have family and friends that usually appear in later books creating a series. I love the costuming and the … Continue reading

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Meeting Charlaine Harris

At the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention, you may have heard that all my technology failed me so I don’t have a photograph of this event.  This photo is from Charlaine Harris’s page on Goodreads. Here is her website: http://charlaineharris.com/ I went … Continue reading

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What A Writer Needs – Part 3: Memories

I was speaking to a friend recently about my vampire series and the minor character of Lily Snow that sometimes has a small part in my books.  She smiled and said, “I know who Lily Snow really is.”  I laughed.  … Continue reading

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The Name Game-Marian Didn’t Say I Couldn’t Help

I’ve taught a workshop on character naming. Using baby names books is really only the tip of the ice berg. Let me give you some additional resources. 1. Baby name books for other cultures or countries 2. Telephone book 3. … Continue reading

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Killer Bunny Weekly Paranormal-Scope

While I’m not qualified in any way to read neither stars nor planets, I am intimately linked with the paranormal in the world. In many ways, so are you. The Paranormal-Scope is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant … Continue reading

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Names, Titles… Quite Simply They Mean Something

Okay, so we’re at that point in a pregnancy where a couple will sit together to pick out a name. I had tons of little girl names picked out (since we didn’t get to use them up with our first … Continue reading

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