Category Archives: Creative Process

Thoughts on Unholy Bonds: A response to one reader’s passing comment…

First, I want to reiterate my gratitude to the many people who’ve chosen to spend a few dollars and a few hours reading my books. Thank you! By reading what I have written, you bring the book to life, completing … Continue reading

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Second Watch, by J.A. Jance

I picked up a copy of J.A. Jance’s book, Second Watch, the other day – and knew I was in for a good read. She’s dependable that way! But I had no idea how the story would impact me emotionally. … Continue reading

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5 Star Reviews for HIJACKED!

I am incredibly humbled and (so very) pleased at the reception Hijacked has received since it launched last week! Here are some snippets of reviews and other comments: “From the very first chapter, I was hooked on Hijacked! Throughout, the … Continue reading

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Gratitude: an encore

Readers of this blog will know that a lifelong dream of mine is about to come true: My first novel will come out in the next few days. While this is exciting (extremely!!!) and a teensy bit scary, I also … Continue reading

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2013 Golden Heart® Finalists: Where Are They Now?

It’s been nearly a year since eight of us embarked on a wonderful journey: The Contemporary Single Title Finalists in the 2013 Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Contest. We’ve grown individually and professionally, and thought it would be fun … Continue reading

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Home…

Here’s a great picture of the gathering of Catholic Writers’ Guild Your Word is My Delight 2013 Writers’ Retreat. Front row: Michelle Jones, Jessie Yonkovit Middle row: Ann Lewis, Margaret  Rose Realy, Leticia Adams, Leslie Lynch Back row: Tim Neboyskey, … Continue reading

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Winding down…

How can one avoid inspiration with views like this? It has been a wonderful retreat. Time for prayer and sacraments, time for writing and fellowship. New friends, new directions. We go our separate ways tomorrow. While I did not get … Continue reading

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Your Word is My Delight – halfway done already!

Do you see the heart-shaped blue sky formed by the trees above the Pieta statue? I hope so! I tried to get the right angle so I could share it. Our retreat is half over already. Hard to believe. From … Continue reading

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Beauty and inspiration

This is an arbor near the entrance of our retreat house at St. Francis Retreat Center in Dewitt, Michigan. What a beautiful space – and beautiful spaces abound here, thanks to Margaret Rose Realy, master gardener and leader of a dedicated cadre … Continue reading

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Here! The adventure begins…

The Catholic Writers’ retreat has begun! I’ve met so many wonderful people! Right now we are sitting in the great room in front of the fireplace, with a healthy and wide ranging discussion. Looking forward to writing what came up … Continue reading

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