How to Become a (Romance) Author

How to Become a (Romance) Author by Julie Arduini This is part of my Fall Book Club discussion Tuesday nights, 8pm, EDT at http://facebook.com/JulieArduini/Author. I’m going through my first contemporary romance, ENTRUSTED, and also sharing writing tips and behind-the-scenes info on the characters, chapters, plot, and the Adirondack Mountains. I just started, so feel free to grab your copy and join me! Entrusted, from idea to tangible book, took twenty…

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Goodreads Giveaway Winner!

You guys! I received an email letting me know that my Goodreads giveaway was over and the winner is from the US. The message also let me know 790 of you entered to win. This is my first time ever doing this. I researched and decided to try one winner, but open it up to someone in either the US, Canada, UK or Australia.  For 790 of you to enter,…

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Love Your Spouse Challenge, Day 5

All this week I’ve been sharing my posts from the recent Facebook Love Your Spouse Challenge. My prayer is I encourage you with a realistic look at marriage. That you can choose oneness and isolation and beat the odds. I believe in you! LOVE YOUR SPOUSE CHALLENGE, Day 5 This picture is from a cruise we took to Mexico to celebrate our 15th anniversary. From infertility to nearly losing a…

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Celebrate Summer with a FREE and .99 Read!

NOTE: If you receive this blog via email, the sale might already have started. Although Ohio has seen 90+ temps already (and snow in May,) it is now summer. One of my favorite things to do is watch our daughter swim and have a book on the deck. And now, I want to put a couple books in YOUR hands. If you enjoy the feel of a “real” book, I…

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Books for the Readers on Your Christmas List

If you’re looking for ideas for the readers on your Christmas list, I thought I’d give you some inspiration.   The Heart Seekers Series. This includes A Dozen Apologies, The Love Boat Bachelor, and Unlikely Merger. It’s now all in one volume and for the first time, in print. If you’d like to indulge for yourself, the Kindle version is FREE through Sunday, December 6th. Not only do you receive…

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Kelly Tough, Part One

I’m going to take two days to cover and review Kelly Tough by Erin and Jill Kelly. Today I want to give the backstory on why I wanted to review this book. Most everyone knows I’m from Upstate NY. Although my hometown is Corning, I received my BA from the State University of New York at Geneseo. It was 1990-92 when I was there. The school for the most part…

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