Guest Post – A Day in the Life of Novelist Stephanie Bond

Stephanie Bond, author extraordinaire, shares her glamorous life . . . or not LOL, enjoy! Spoiler alert—I’m going to burst your bubble about how glamorous my life is as a novelist. Here’s a glimpse of my typical day: 7:00 a.m. – My alarm sounds. When I lift my head, a caffeine withdrawal headache explodes in my temples. I’m on deadline, so I’ve been running on caffeine, and now my body demands it. I get up to retrieve Excedrin, a can of Coke Zero, and a cold pack from the freezer for my head. I turn on the news and fire up my laptop; I have 810 accumulated unanswered emails in my inbox. I return emails until the headache goes away. Note to self: Look up stock symbol for company that makes Excedrin.

That Darn Fairy – Guest Post from Andris Bear

From Andris Bear: I’ve taken a lot of my kid’s teeth.
Umm. That didn’t come out right. What I meant to say is the Tooth Fairy visits our house frequently.
Not this Tooth Fairy. Otherwise I’d be pulling teeth left and right–my teeth. Hub’s teeth. The dog’s teeth. Heck, I’d even yank the neighbor’s chompers. With three kids, ages six to nine, that bankrupting Sprite has practically moved in.

Life is Short—So Just Do It by Samantha Kane

Great title from Samantha Kane! & a fun post too – sometimes you just have to make things happen, JUST DO IT! Read on . . . . This seems to be the season for change, as graduates head out on their way, another school year rolls to a close, and summer is upon us. The year is half over. I always find myself reflecting at this stage of the game: how am I doing? Am I going to reach my goals for this year? Do I need to step up the pace? Try harder, work more, worry more? But this year’s reflection went more like this: Am I doing too much? Should I readjust my goals? Have I spent enough time with my kids? Maybe it’s my age, or maybe it’s the events of… Continue

Ch-ch-ch-Changes, how to deal? A new post from Sharon!

Ch-ch-ch-Changes, you may not like them but they happen & not necessarily of your own choosing – Sharon gives us her perspective and tells us about some of the changes in her life – enjoy! I’m not a person who likes change. If things stay the same, then I know what’s coming down the road. But on the other hand, I know change is necessary and sometimes for the better.

You gotta love a good reunion, author Elisabeth Barrett shares her story

Reunion stories are key in romance and favorites for many of us – Elisabeth Barrett, debut Loveswept author shares her views on why. For today only, 5 lucky commenters will win a preview through Net Galley of Elisabeth’s new book, DEEP AUTUMN HEAT – so comment below! I’m a sucker for a good reunion story. Whether the protagonists have a romantic history together (dumped at the altar, secret baby), or simply have a shared past (she dated his best friend, and my personal favorite… never quite made it happen), it’s all good! Of course, the past interactions are always fascinating, but what really gets my blood pumping is how the characters have changed and grown during the intervening years.