I needed this today…

Posted at Apr 29, 2015 4:39 pm

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Slice of Life

Posted at Mar 21, 2015 5:13 pm

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Tools of the Trade: Empathy

Posted at Mar 16, 2015 4:04 pm



Today at the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood, I talk about what I consider to be one of an author’s essential tools of the trade: empathy.  And yeah, great villains. 😉

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Creative Minds: Trent Reznor

Posted at Dec 12, 2014 5:27 pm

Today at the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood, I talk about what I’ve learned about creativity from Trent Reznor, and from Dave Grohl’s “Sound City” documentary.

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To Buy or Not To Buy: That is the Question

Posted at Dec 2, 2014 9:42 pm

Partial Nora Roberts collection

Partial Nora Roberts collection

At the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood, I blogged about the factors I consider when trying to decide whether or not to buy a book

They were…more complex than I’d originally imagined.





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Weasel (2006-2014)

Posted at Sep 25, 2014 6:14 pm

We are very sad at the Hogan house. After a thankfully short but very unexpected illness, our beloved, naughty Weasel died yesterday morning. 

We buried him in one of his favorite places, in the the garden near the raspberry bushes, with his favorite toy, some Greenies, and of course, some catnip.We miss him already.



There is a kitty-shaped hole in our hearts.

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When the Words Get in the Way

Posted at Sep 12, 2014 2:58 pm

whathehellToday at the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood, I talk about what’s been up with me – or with my writing, at any rate.

The takeaway from this post? My work in progess, ENTHRALL ME, clattered off-track, pushing its publication date back to early 2015.

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Make me cry. I dare ya.

Posted at Jul 14, 2014 5:03 pm

I recently blogged at The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood on the intersection of art, music, and emotion – and what it takes to make me, a stoic Scandinavian, cry.  

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TEMPT ME is a Bookseller’s Best Finalist!

Posted at Jun 11, 2014 4:20 pm

2014BBAfinalistTEMPT ME has been named a finalist in the paranormal category of Greater Detroit RWA’s 2014 Booksellers Best Contest! This contest is  judged by booksellers and librarians, so it’s a different type of meaningful. 😉

Winners will be named at the Bookseller’s Best Awards Banquet in San Antonio, TX during the Romance Writers of America’s National conference in July.

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