Category Archives: Writing

This Horse Racing Book Just Crossed the Finish Line! By Stacy Hoff

The 142nd Kentucky Derby means more to me than merely watching a fantastic race–it marks my own, personal milestone. Not only as a spectator, but as a writer. This week I signed the contract with my publisher for my fourth … Continue reading

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Ryan Jo Summers’ Novels are Inspired by Stacy Hoff

 Hello Passionate readers! Today I have on a guest—author Ryan Jo Summers! She’s talking about what inspires her to write her novels. Read on to learn about  the surprising things that trigger her imagination! Writers are frequently asked where we … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Spring Break by Stacy Hoff

Back when I was in college spring break was all about going to Ft. Lauderdale in Florida. Now that I’m middle-aged, married, and have kids and a job, spring break is about hoping I get more than five minutes alone … Continue reading

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Writer’s World Building & How it Effects POV by Stacy Hoff

I’ve traveled a lot in 2015 for business. No, not for my “day job” as an attorney. (That would be impossible anyway, since I am chained to my desk like a Doberman to its doghouse.) My travels have been for … Continue reading

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Author Maggie Mundy Operates On The Dark Side by Stacy Hoff

Hello Passionate readers! Today I talking to you from the dark side. See life through the eyes of Maggie Mundy, an Australian operating room nurse and “dark” romance author. Chills, thrills and romance await! Maggie Mundy asks: “What about your … Continue reading

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Writing Despite My Terrible Week by Stacy Hoff

This week was awful. My iPhone and wallet were stolen right off my desk at work. (Yes, we had “office visitors” that day. No, the police have not made any arrests yet.) I spent hours recreating what was lost. I went … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Fear Factor by Stacy Hoff

Because my newest book—my first sequel—released two days ago (February 3rd, 2016), my fear factor has been ratcheted up a notch. And why not? There is always anxiety for any author when their new book “hits the streets.” Will the book … Continue reading

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