What could be more fun than retreating from the responsibilities of everyday life to an incredible lodge in the Ozark Mountains with twelve friends, who just happen to be multi-talented, brilliant, comical women that all share a passion for writing? Humph? Well, I could think of a couple of things. 😉 I’ll keep them to… Continue reading Spring Retreat – Into The Mountains
Spring Chickens You don’t have to be a spring chicken to fall in love. The residents of Heartsfield, Arkansas think Lynne Prescott has it all. The wealthy suburban divorcee captures everyone’s attention when she blows into town to dispose of the family farm. But her nosy new neighbors don’t know she ran away from home.… Continue reading DSRA Releases
My friend, Julie, is a juggler. By that I mean, she can actually toss multiple items into the air, catch, and release them in rapid succession. Last spring, she handed over her precious hacky sacks and tried to teach me to juggle too. The lesson didn’t last long. Julie has a lot of patience. Margaret… Continue reading The Juggler
I love a story where the setting is one of the characters. Whether it’s a quirky small town or a frenetic city, I’m always more intrigued by stories where the scenery is more than backdrop for the scene. As writers, we tend to focus on world-building when we’re crafting sci-fi, fantasy, or paranormal stories because those sub-genres… Continue reading Scene Stealers
Is there anything better than an imaginary man? I think not. Imaginary men are perfect. They always say the right thing. They seldom sulk or pout. They never leave whiskers coating the sink or their socks on the couch. Don’t get me wrong, I adore my husband. He’s funny, charming, sexy, and sweet…. Whew! Okay,… Continue reading Imaginary men and the women who love them
Everyone needs an arch-nemesis, right? Superman had Lex Luthor. Dorothy went up against the Wicked Witch of the West. And we all know about Harry and He Who Shall Not Be Named. Time is now my enemy. At least fifty times a day I give the clock the old squinty-eyed stare. Every night I’m fudging… Continue reading Mags vs Father Time
As many of you know, I am a fan of bunnies. I have a house rabbit—a spoiled rotten lop named Tim who is the love of my life. I also have a head full of plot bunnies. And while bunnies, real or imaginary, can be terribly cute, they can also be…terrors. So many stories, so… Continue reading Bunnies!