On the road again … Diane Capri reveals!

On the road again … Diane Capri reveals!

After a weekend of Thanksgiving, surrounded by family and turkey and pumpkin pie, I’m ready to get back to work today. Well, I might need to walk the pie and turkey gravy off first, but I’m itching to get my fingers on the keyboard so the words can flow from my brain onto the screen.

While I was away from the computer, I found some quiet time to think about the work-in-progress. The characters and plot are humming along and when I close my eyes, I can see them as clearly as if they were living right next door to me. Gosh, when I finally finish the revisions and hand this book over to the world, I’m going to miss these people so much.

Today you’ll find me on the road, guest posting at Diane Capri’s Licensed to Thrill site. Diane hosts a wonderful segment on the authors she knows and loves so be sure to check out Diane Capri Reveals and and read her interview with me. 🙂

Break Out Of A Creative Rut & Happy Birthday WANA1011 Class!

Break Out Of A Creative Rut & Happy Birthday WANA1011 Class!

This post started out very simply. After a month long Write-A-Thin challenge with the RWA Women’s Fiction chapter, I ran across an interesting infographic from copyblogger.com on creativity and wanted to share it (see below).

Then I discovered that today the WANA1011 class is celebrating its one year anniversary. Rachel Funk Heller designed this beautiful commemorative plaque listing the names of all my classmates. So happy birthday to all of my WANA1011 classmates. It’s been a awesome year and it’s been a pleasure getting to know each and every one of you on Facebook, Twitter, and on your blogs.

Finally, this weekend is the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. I want to wish all the other Canadians reading this post a Happy Thanksgiving. We’ll be eating turkey at my mom’s house and celebrating our family connections. 🙂

So now let’s get back to the creative rut infographic. My favorite part is about separating work and play. What’s your favorite part?

How to Break Out of a Creative Rut
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Angel Fire by Michelle Pierce

Angel Fire by Michelle Pierce

One of the best things about the Bandit Creek Books is the variety. There is literally something here for every reading taste imaginable. I just finished reading the last two Bandit Creek stories, Bootleg My Heart by A.M. Westerling and Playing Doctor by Julie Rowe.

Both of these stories are romantic tales, fun reads with strong heroines and hunky heroes. And they are perfect examples of the diversity of the series. One story is set in Prohibition days while the other story is about a female doctor suffering from the effects of present day war.

As one of the Bandit Creek authors, I’ve made it my personal mandate to read each story and it’s been incredibly interesting to see the series unfold. I’ve learned a lot about how to develop a series of books which I hope to put to good use in the coming months.

And now I’m looking forward to today’s release, Book 27, a paranormal romance titled ANGEL FIRE by Michelle Pierce.

Someone is burning down houses in Bandit Creek, and fire fighter Jason Briggs is destined to stop him.

Keira has been protecting Jason for decades against his death-baiting habits, and now she has to protect him from a danger unlike anything she ever anticipated.

Working together, they must stop the unstoppable. A phoenix whose fire burns hot enough to incinerate souls.

One is determined to catch a killer.

One is desperate to save the other.

One will fail.

Read Carla Roma’s interview with author Michelle Pierce, an excerpt from ANGEL FIRE, and buy the book at Amazon or Smashwords.

On the first and fifteenth of the month, check back for more new Bandit Creek books. There’s something at Bandit Creek for everybody!

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Every Once In A While, I Falter, Then Fall Down

Every Once In A While, I Falter, Then Fall Down

Yesterday morning, I woke up to a gray sky and an even grayer mood. I grabbed a cup of coffee, started a fire in the fireplace and sat down to write.

Nothing. Nada. Zilch. It’s not like this is anything new. All writers occasionally come up empty. But this was annoyingly familiar…

As I sat there, toasty warm by the fire, it occurred to me that I’d been mopey and sluggish and generally all around blah for quite some time now. I could feel the ideas in my head. They hovered in the dark, waiting, watching, seeking an escape route from the unchartered territory of my brain. But they were trapped…locked behind a month long diet of ice cream bars and Twizzlers.

For the rest of this post, join me at the Women Unplugged blog and tell me what foods make you falter, then fall? And what snacks or foods do you reply on to keep you and your brain in premium condition? Busy minds need help to stay sharp. 🙂

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