Am I Paranormal Romance Or Urban Fantasy?

I’ve been having a bit of a genre–well I was going to say crisis, but it’s not that severe–thing lately.  Now here’s the thing–as an adult writer, everything I’ve done has in some way, shape, or form, fit into the romance genre.  Mostly romantic suspense.  But it’s always about a relationship.   A hero and heroine […]

Hero Preferences

This week my MIL and I watched Lifetime’s version of Nora’s High Noon.  In general, I haven’t been as upset this go round with the liberties the movie people took with the books. But that’s not what I want to talk about.  I’ve been thinking about Duncan Swift, the hero of that particular book.  He’s […]

Suspense/Thrillers vs. Whodunits

As I was watching last week’s DVRed episode of Castle, I got to thinking about how one of the primary differences between suspense/thriller type mysteries and more classic whodunits is the type of antagonist.  Suspense/thrillers seem to so often have serial killers or serial offenders of some type at their core.  I won’t risk saying […]

Backseat Writers

Over the weekend, DH and I got to talking about my current projects.  I explained to him my logic for developing my readership over at Pots and Plots in order to eventually have a good platform to launch the first of the Edible Enchantments series, which does, of course, mean that I have to plot […]

I’m Sick And Twisted…

In the midst of all the frantic work to write and put together my abnormal psych class the last 3 and a half weeks, I’ve been working as much as possible on the plotting front, and as I’ve already mentioned, Pot and I have been doing character interviews.  Mostly I’ve focused on Marley and Conall, […]

In Search of the Perfect Plotting Tool

I am on blog holiday while I meet a deadline for Evil Day Job.  Please enjoy this rerun of one of my past posts. Okay, so I’ve been giving all sorts of things a trial run in terms of trying to outline Til Death Do Us Part (which needs a new title, so if you […]

Crazy Train

I think it’s time I admit that 2008 has been a transition year for me in my writing.  I know it’s not New Year’s yet, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about today.  2007 was the year to get myself back into it and give my work the serious focus it deserved and to finish […]

Over Dose

Okay, it’s time to admit it.  I’ve been in denial and offering up all kinds of excuses, but I just can’t escape it anymore. I have overdosed on my genre.  I’ve been reading and writing romantic suspense exclusively for about eight years (with a few side trips in my reading).  I’ve got piles of new […]

A Gift From Mr. Sandman

I had really really strange dreams last night.  Allen said when he woke me up this morning I told him “I couldn’t find the wolves.”  What I remember was something about being on horseback in the snow somewhere in eastern Germany and knowing I was supposed to be some kind of sacrifice for the village.  […]

Review: Shiloh Walker’s The Missing

In two days, Shiloh Walker, who I know as a paranormal romance author, is releasing The Missing.  I wound up being one of the lucky bloggers to snag an ARC to review here.  First, the back blurb: Her psychic gift drove away the man she loved— and years later has drawn him back to her… […]