Monthly Archives: May 2013

A student of the genre

As part of the mission given to me by my editor, Maudeen Wachsmith, I’ve been reading  romance novels so that I might better understand how to create sexual tension. To that end, I turned to bestselling author, Teresa Medeiros, and … Continue reading

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No. Nada. No, thanks. Don’t call us; we’ll call you…

Some days you’re the windshield. Some days you’re the bug. Last night, I was the bug. Here’s why: “Hi Annette, Thanks so much for letting me take a look at your submission BONE GIRL. I love a good horse story, so … Continue reading

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Hi, ho. Hi, ho. It’s off to work I go…

On Tuesday night, when I sat down with members of my critique group, I secured my goggles and executed a perfect swan dive into a pity pool. Thankfully, my fellow writers grabbed my arms and fished me out. Almost two … Continue reading

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Double the books

Research says that on average, people who own an ebook device read almost double the amount of books in a year than people who don’t own one. – Meghan Somers

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How ereaders are changing the face of publishing

Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords, spoke May 2 at the annual Romantic Times Booklovers convention in Kansas City. He presented the results of a survey that studied the e-book market and he made this prediction: “I predict that within … Continue reading

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Megan and I

This photo was taken in 1993. Megan will graduate from the University of Washington next month.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

From left, my sister, Barbara; my mother, Louise Obermeier Drake, and myself. This photo was taken in December, 1985. My mother passed away in September, 2002.

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