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What I’ve Learned: Secret 6 – I’m Stuck!

I’ve been stuck in my recent work in progress, Book Two in the Arnhem Knights of New York series. One reason was I needed to do several things. When I’m stuck, I have to change gears. I’m not listening to … Continue reading

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What I Have Learned So Far – Sharing Secret Two!

Secret Two was hard won and hard to believe at first.  Change can be hard to take and at times we’re just not ready for it. What do you do? I learned recently from a very creative and long-time bestselling … Continue reading

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What I Have Learned So Far – Sharing Secret One!

During the course of the year, I’ve learned quite a bit. I’m going to share it a little at a time. No need to overwhelm anyone. Secret 1 – Never give up. Never surrender. This isn’t an easy thing, but … 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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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 Devil’s in the Details: The Name Game by Susan Hanniford Crowley

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet;” –William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet A name might only a small detail, but it isn’t.  It influences how readers feel about and … Continue reading

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Calm Before the Storm

It was fun seeing old friends and making new ones at Albacon last weekend.  Sometimes I get the post con blues.  Cons are such a flurry of activity; running from event and event; passing old friends in the hall.  To … Continue reading

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