It’s Short Story Time – Keeping Romance Alive – Giveaway

It’s Short Story Time – Keeping Romance Alive – Giveaway

February 14th is creeping up on me this year. Maybe it’s because of all this snow! After 49 years living with Denver weather, my husband and I declared never again when we threw our shovels away and headed to the Pacific Northwest. I don’t mind changing...
Let’s Write Romance – And Win Prizes

Let’s Write Romance – And Win Prizes

Happy February! This is one of my favorite months of the year. Maybe it’s because pink and red are everywhere … and pink is my favorite color! It might also be because it’s the month I became a mom. My daughter was due February 8th. But like most first babies, she...
Weekend Getaway: Seattle (or more specifically, The Spheres)

Weekend Getaway: Seattle (or more specifically, The Spheres)

[Part of my Weekend Getaway series.] I first went to Seattle back in the late 1990s. My husband was there for a photography seminar, so I tagged along with my toddler daughter. When we decided to move up here to the Pacific Northwest to slow travel, I was anxious to...
3 Tips For Writing Better Love Stories

3 Tips For Writing Better Love Stories

What does it take to write a great love story? 1. Have an idea in mind. A word. A location. An idea. Starting with nothing is difficult at best. But when you give yourself one idea, the story writing process becomes a little easier. As I was wondering around Europe...
The Key To A Good Marriage – Knowing How To Order

The Key To A Good Marriage – Knowing How To Order

We’ve been invited to an annual dinner – we’ve been the past couple of years. They release the menu early, and expect you to RSVP with your selections. I’m grateful they provide several options. We aren’t the only attendees who are vegetarian. My husband emailed...
What Aging Gracefully Means To Me

What Aging Gracefully Means To Me

I think when you experience death at an early age, it profoundly changes your perspective on aging. When I was newly married, starting a new career, and in the final semester of my master’s program, I came home one night from class to find my husband waiting for me in...
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