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Judging a Book by its #Cover

The amazing Jessica Heatherly said of my award-winning, romantic thriller Fall to Pieces “Definitely don’t judge this book by its cover! On first look, I assumed this book would be a romance novel disguised as a mystery but boy was I wrong!” It’s a great 5-star review; I’m not knocking it. And I understand the bodice rippers of the 80’s contribute to society’s knee-jerk reaction to romance novels. People see a couple on the cover and assume the worst. I don’t like it, but I get it. That said… I love my covers. Wait. You don’t know what a bodice ripper is? Back in the 80's, the reigning queens of romance had the most atrocious covers. I've heard them called nursing mother covers but I prefer to describe them as BODICE RIPPERS.  Oh, Lordy, those covers. They defined an era, sure, but I'm glad as an author, they're before my time. I wouldn't trade my pretty covers for anything. Not even the gritty covers fans of suspenseful thrillers are fonder.   If you e

I get by with a little help from my friends

  From Inspiration to Execution: How a Support System Can Help Your Creativity Flourish Are you tired of feeling stuck in your creative endeavors? Do you find yourself struggling to turn your inspiration into action? If so, it may be time to consider building a support system. Having a network of people who understand and encourage your creative process can make all the difference when it comes to achieving success and fulfillment. In this blog post, we'll explore the ways in which a support system can help bring your ideas to life and allow your creativity to flourish like never before. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and get ready for some serious motivation!

The Power of Foreshadowing

  The Power of Foreshadowing: Creating Tension & Drama in Your Writing Are you tired of writing stories that lack excitement and leave your readers bored? Do you want to create tension and drama in your writing, but don't know how? Look no further than the power of foreshadowing. This literary technique can take your storytelling skills to the next level by hinting at what's to come, intriguing your readers, and building anticipation for the climax. In this blog post, we'll explore why foreshadowing is essential for creating unforgettable stories and provide tips on how to use it effectively in your writing. Get ready to captivate your audience with the art of foreshadowing!