Showing posts from August, 2013

Guest Blogger: Judy Nickles, Author of the Penelope Pembroke Cozy Mystery Series.

Please welcome Author Judy Nickles who is talking about her Penelope Pembroke Cozy Mystery Series.
Thank you, Gloria, for having me here today.
Making the switch from traditional to indie publishing was inevitable, I suppose, but it’s been frustrating, exhausting…and, as the sales numbers rise, gratifying. I launched the Penelope Pembroke Cozy Mystery Series on July 18. In six weeks + the first four books sold over 4200 copies. Book 5 will go up Sunday or Monday, followed by the final book ten days after that.
Penelope was born from a late-night Skype chat with a friend who is a cradle Catholic and also an author. She had shared in the past that she’d met with some opposition to Catholic characters in the world of (Christian) writers/publishers. As we discussed the situation again, it was almost as if someone somewhere had thrown down the gauntlet.“Well,” I said, “I’ll write one then.” She agreed to help me with all things Catholic (since I’m a lifelong Protestant), and before we said go…

Coming Soon from Marilyn Baron

Following up on my interview with author Marilyn Baron - information on her upcoming releases.(By the way, Marilyn, I love the cover for Significant Others!) Significant Others, a humorous women’s fiction, is now out on Kindle and will be available in paperback Nov. 29.

Blurb: For Honey Palladino, the holidays have lost their magic. She is sure her husband is cheating on her. Her daughter plans to spend the time with a friend. Her widowed mother sees the image of Jesus in a live oak tree. As if that's not enough, her mother is also talking about going on a Christmas cruise with some old geezer, without benefit of marriage. That would be right after she signs away the family business—the real estate agency Honey's father built into a company worth millions, the job to which Honey has devoted her life.

At her mother's condo in Boca Raton, Florida, many have recently lost a spouse and are now with "significant other…

Sunday Serenade: He Went to Paris (Jimmy Buffett) : A Great Song by a Great Storyteller

If you want to learn to paint a picture with words, just close your eyes and listen to Jimmy Buffett. He'll teach you all you need to know. You may love it or hate it, but whatever song you choose will paint a picture in your mind.

Guest Blogger: Author Marilyn Baron

Please enjoy today's interview with Marilyn Baron, author of Under the Moon Gate and the prequel—Destiny: A Bermuda Love Story. Comment on today's post and you will be entered to win a free copy of the book of your choice in digital format. Hi, Marilyn. Tell us a little about yourself and what you write. I write in a variety of genres. As a matter of fact, I highlight my interest in multi-genre fiction on my Web site at on my homepage as follows: FINDING YOUR FOOTPRINT Sometimes my writing fancy turns in different directions—from humorous women’s fiction to romantic thrillers and suspense to paranormal. But it’s always fun and full of surprises. And, in the end, it always turns to love. There is more than one pathway to love. What’s your reading footprint? My sister and I even wrote a musical, called Memory Lane, about Alzheimer’s, which we’re trying to get produced. When I’m not writing, I run a public relations business in Atlanta, which means I’m still writi…

Sunday Serenade: Hallelujah Sung by Hannah Trigwell

I could listen to this song all day long.

Reading, Writing & Romance: Interview with Author Christine Elaine Black

Reading, Writing & Romance: Interview with Author Christine Elaine Black: Today we have Christine Elaine Black, Author of the Imperial Desire Series. Welcome, Elaine, and thanks for being here.   Hello Gloria ...

Interview with Author Christine Elaine Black

Today we have Christine Elaine Black, Author of the Imperial Desire Series. Welcome, Elaine, and thanks for being here. Hello Gloria and thanks for having me as a guest on your blog. I’m excited to be here. Tell us a little about yourself and what you write. I live in Ontario, Canada. I write a number of genres in romance and have just published my third novel. All three of my currently published works are historically themed. Do you find any recurringtheme or idea in your writing? My books feature men prominently on the cover and often have their name as the title. Maximus, Taurus and A Rose for Lancaster. For me the man’s personality and flaws are important elements in the story. What do you consider the most important element of a story? The most important element is the connection between the man and the woman. As much as they may wish to be together they have issues and problems to deal with and until concessions are made they can’t move forward. Do you have a writing schedule or do you …