Category Archives: What inspires you?

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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Take a Bite Out of Life Florida Style!

Life takes us to unexpected places, so I’m writing to you from Florida. This is the first time in 16 years that my husband and I have been alone on a vacation. Being the endless romantic I asked him what … Continue reading

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Back in the (Writing) Saddle by Stacy Hoff

  I love writing. But geez, writing is hard! Despite the fact I had a new release come out this past February (DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC), I am already working on another novel. Unfortunately, my draft is progressing at the … Continue reading

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I Love You, Tony Bennett!

Last night I had the joy and privilege of hearing Tony Bennett sing. He appeared in the arena of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. All he had to do was walk on stage in front of a full house and … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping with Romance Authors Ryan Jo Summers and Susan Hanniford Crowley

Hi everyone!  In the United States we have just finished celebrating Thanksgiving. We have parades and feasts, watch football, plunge into discount shopping, and just enjoy our time together with family and friends.  One this Saturday after, I’ve invited Romance … Continue reading

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What Do You Like to Do When It Rains?

Rain does two things to me. It either inspires me or puts me to sleep. Since I dream my books, it’s a win-win for me. I love how the world looks like a watercolor painting when it rains. Some people … Continue reading

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