Monthly Archives: May 2014

Tangible History

When I was a child, Memorial Day meant a trip┬áto my grandparents’ house. It meant my uncles also returned┬áhome, my aunt came over, and the whole family was together. It meant badminton games in the backyard, shopping for my “summer … Continue reading

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Smart Bitches, Trashy Books | Romance Reviews

I thought this was a great article, particularly after my post last night. http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/m/blog/a-response-to-william-giraldis-article-in-the-new-republic#.U3z0Irb2nSQ.facebook

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Happily Ever After

It’s the goal in a romance novel. It’s what differentiates a romance from women’s fiction or book club books. It’s the payoff in a romantic comedy. It’s the ending of the Disney-fied fairy tales (not, though, the Hans Christian Andersen … Continue reading

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Scheduling Summer

For those of us in Upstate NY it’s hard to believe the long, frigid winter is finally behind us. Odd to think about, as we face high eighty degree temps later this week and I sit here and listen to … Continue reading

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Permission to Suck, Granted

When I began writing, eighteen-ish months ago, one of the bits of advice I read was that you need to allow yourself to just write without fear of how bad it’s going to be. Because it is going to be … Continue reading

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