Word on the Lake

Word on the Lake is an annual writer's festival held in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. This past weekend was their 11th celebration with a spectacular line up of Canadian authors, including Carmen Aguirre, Gail Anderson-Dargatz (@AndersonDargatz), Ann Eriksson (@Ann_Eriksson), David Essig, Gary Geddes (@gedworks), C.C. Humphreys (@HumphreysCC), Shelagh Jamieson, Ursula Maxwell-Lewis (@YouTravel), Carolyn Swayze, and Howard White (@HowardWhite). Oh,…

Happy Mother’s Day

Today is May 11 – Mother's Day in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United States. [If I forgot your country, please drop a comment in the box and let me know!] To state the obvious, today's post is dedicated to all the Mothers in the world out there – Outlander fan or…

Crazy Little Thing

I want to shine the spotlight on a small (relatively speaking) romance novel which gave me more chuckles than any romantically-inclined book I can remember. The novel to which I am referring is entitled Crazy Little Thing by Tracy Brogan and was a Romance Writer’s of America Best First Book finalist in 2013. You can learn more about Ms. Brogan and her…

Love at first sight

I want to share my observations on inspiration this morning. It’s a word that occupies my mind quite often because I am always in search of it. What writer isn’t? Inspiration comes from inside though generally stems from an outside stimulus - a glance, a full-on look, a snippet of conversation, a smell, a color,…

Welcome to the #twitterdome

Four words I have typed many times to new members since joining the #twitter universe myself two months ago. Like 95% of my followers, I joined #twitter for one person – Diana Gabaldon (@Writer_DG): Author of the extraordinary Outlander and Lord John series of novels and novellas. Now, I could and will spend countless hours…