Sunday, March 20, 2016

March--a Great Month for Green--saving it and seeing it!

Happy Spring! Today's the official day to welcome the new season. Out with the snow and cold; in with the warm breezes, gentle rains, and fresh greening of the earth and trees. Ignore the last blasts of winter and think SPRING!

Today I'm thinking GREEN and posting excerpts of BLOODSTONE over at Coffee Time Romance Blog. The Kindle version is on sale for 99 cents for the next two weeks. Click here to check it out:

March is also the best time to be Irish. Did you know the ruined castle Drakkonwehr in BLOODSTONE was partially inspired by my visit to Ireland's Rock of Cashel? It's one of the sites on which St. Patrick worked to convert the Irish. Standing there, I could feel it's ancient roots, a truly mystical experience.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Love Between the Covers -- A Documentary Well Worth Watching

I have recently had the privilege of attending a screening of the documentary film Love Between the Covers, a film three years in the making. I'm not a big fan of documentaries, but I simply had to see this film and I highly recommend the film to anyone who writes fiction.

The film lovingly depicts the journeys of several romance fiction writers at various stages of their careers. It covers their challenges and rewards, their support systems and their loneliness. It covers the many facets of the industry, and it treats with respect the readers as well as the writers of all kinds of romance fiction.

If you've ever felt alone as a writer, if you've ever felt strange because you're the only one creating characters in your head, if you go to bed telling yourself stories about these characters, then you need to see this film. You're most definitely not alone, or strange. There are literally thousands of people like you in the United States alone. They are the authors who belong to Romance Writers of America, and they are willing to welcome you and support you no matter what kind of fiction you write or aspire to write.

Check out this film's website:

Talk to your local librarian or community arts director about hosting a screening, or find the nearest one and attend. It's an affirmation, and we all need those in our lives.