Monthly Archives: February 2012

Romance His Way

My guy doesn’t have the same idea of romance I do. Small surprise, huh? For me, little can compare to an evening in front of the TV with a romance movie in terms of the ah factor. My guy indulges … Continue reading

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Favorite Christian Fiction Book Reviewers

Book reviews. Readers rely on them when choosing which books to buy. Book reviewers. Writers treasure them for taking time to share their thoughts. In my post, The 3 Most Effective Book Review Locations, I published the results of a … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Victorian Style

Gloves were an important accessory for both men and women in the Victorian era. As was the case with most elements of Victorian life, there were many rules of etiquette regarding the wearing of gloves. Of those below, which one … Continue reading

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Great Covers Begin with Art Fact Sheets

After you sell a book (!) and the contract is inked, one of the documents you’ll receive from your publisher is an Art Fact Sheet, which an author is asked to complete in order to help the publisher’s design team … Continue reading

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Cover Love

Covers are important. I know we’re advised not to judge books by them, but I do anyhow. My publisher sent me the finalized version of my cover, which I’m now able to share. I think Barbour’s team did a great … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Victorian Style

Texts, instant messages, emails, Facebook messages, DMs on Twitter, cell phone calls. We make use of all those means of keeping in touch today. The Victorians had snail mail, telegrams, and calling cards. The precursor to business cards, calling cards … Continue reading

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Happily Ever Afters: Fact or Fiction?

I’m a huge fan of stories with happy endings. I love seeing couples experience the thrill of meeting, getting to know one another, and realizing that they’re in love. A happy ending is the frosting on a mighty tasty cake. … Continue reading

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