Preorder Tour: Loving Riley by Liz Durano

Loving Riley Book 2 of the Celebrity series by Liz Durano Genre: NA Contemporary Romance Cover Model: Stuart Reardon Photographer: Franggy Yanez Cover Designer: Cover Couture | Book Covers & Designs Some secrets can’t stay hidden forever… To his fans, Ashe Hunter is the perfect man, the classically trained British actor taking Hollywood and BroadwayContinue reading “Preorder Tour: Loving Riley by Liz Durano”

Musings Over Morning Coffee: We’re Storytellers. We Don’t Quit.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a love affair with books. One of my first favorite books was one about crystals and how they’re formed. Another one was Hans Christian Andersen’s original version of the Little Mermaid–you know, the one where the mermaid actually becomes the foam in the ocean, i.e.Continue reading “Musings Over Morning Coffee: We’re Storytellers. We Don’t Quit.”

Cezanne Got It Right

'A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.' – Paul Cezanne — Tate (@Tate) April 14, 2017 I’m sure many writers feel like this about our art. We write from an emotion, a feeling… something that we can’t exactly put a name to, not when 50,000 words willContinue reading “Cezanne Got It Right”

Musings Over Morning Coffee: Saving Our Libraries

I’ve been meaning to write about National Library Week which, I think, ends today or tomorrow; and with the proposed federal cuts to the arts, including libraries, I think it’s important now more than ever to do whatever we can to keep libraries going. My 7-year-old loves going to the library and currently, his favoriteContinue reading “Musings Over Morning Coffee: Saving Our Libraries”

What Is So Bad About Romance Novels?

I guess when I screenshot this last night, everyone at the offices of Bon Appetit were still tucked in bed, unaware that they’d managed to offend a pretty big (and vocal) group of people. Needless to say, they received quite a number of responses to their tweet and Facebook post, and by morning, the tweetContinue reading “What Is So Bad About Romance Novels?”

Things Just Got Real

Today I received a package from Amazon and thinking it was a book I must have ordered – maybe one I forgot – I set it aside. By afternoon, in the middle of doing chores, I finally opened it and discovered it’s not an Amazon order but a Createspace order. The first paperback version ofContinue reading “Things Just Got Real”

The Act of Writing

I still encourage anyone who feels at all compelled to write to do so. I just try to warn people who hope to get published that publication is not all that it is cracked up to be. But writing is. Writing has so much to give, so much to teach, so many surprises. That thingContinue reading “The Act of Writing”

Musings About Literary Trails – Yorkshire

“This is certainly a beautiful country! In all England, I do not believe that I could have fixed on a situation so completely removed from the stir of society.” Source: Literary Trails – Culture | Welcome to Yorkshire Nope, I’ve never been to Yorkshire although it’s high on my bucket list to visit. And today,Continue reading “Musings About Literary Trails – Yorkshire”

Done and Dusted!

It only took me two years but Loving Riley is set to go! I think I’m finally happy with everything – from the story to the cover. Yes, author problems and I’m sure it will be followed by release jitters very soon. But there certainly aren’t words more perfect than Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s above. IContinue reading “Done and Dusted!”

Why I Write (The Other Reason)

Back in 2015, I made a promise to donate all earnings from the sale of Finding Sam to ovarian cancer research. It wasn’t a gimmick; it was my first book written from the heart, following no rules about writing for the purpose of selling books but simply to tell a story. It was also writtenContinue reading “Why I Write (The Other Reason)”