Category Archives: What inspires you?

You Don’t Need to Know Everything

I’ve known my share of know-it-alls and have quite a few of them in my family (who will remain nameless in case for some reason they just happen to stumble on this blog). Still, the older I get and the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Land of Little Glaciers or How a New Book is Born!

  On the news today, one of the weather forecasters referred to the non-melting piles of snow in our yards as little glaciers. Due to the below freezing temperatures and an episode of freezing rain, they have solidified, so it’s … Continue reading

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The Challenge in Risk

Anyone who has read my blog with some regularity knows that I’m a big proponent of pushing the envelope. I try to do this in my own writing, but admittedly, I also feel that I stay within a genre that … Continue reading

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Looking for A Hero? Who Would You Choose? By Susan Hanniford Crowley

When creating a hero for a novel, I look for certain traits. I like a brave guy. If he’s strong, it’s a plus. I have a leaning toward the smart guys. It’s not bad if he’s great looking. If he … Continue reading

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The Love Quiz: How Romantic Are You? by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Do you consider yourself romantic? Let’s have a little fun. Take the quiz and find out how romantic you are. 1. The object of your affection is upset? What do you do? a. Offer a hug. b. Give roses c. … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Secret 5

Sometimes it’s just not right to give everything away at the beginning.  I’ll let you guess what I’ve learned. If you don’t have a smile on your face yet, look at this! Did you guess the secret yet? You’re still … Continue reading

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Fairness and Perception

Life isn’t fair. I’d probably be fairly wealthy by now if I had a nickel for every time I heard this saying throughout my childhood, and that’s considering I had a pretty good time growing up. My son goes to … Continue reading

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