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Stewart Island, Inspiration for Protecting the Bride

Stewart Island is the third-largest island in New Zealand, and it sits around thirty kilometers south of the South Island. Mr. Munro and I visited in 2020 and enjoyed our visit so much that I decided to set a book on the island. After percolating the idea for a few months, PROTECTING THE BRIDE sprang to life on the page. Transport to the island is via ferry across Foveaux Strait, which can be...

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Interview with Paranormal Author Nicki Ruth

Today I'd like to welcome paranormal author Nicki Ruth. According to Nicki, she is a romantic at heart who loves a bit of history, a splash of adventure, and all things paranormal. She enjoys stories about vampires, werewolves, and other shifters, with a healthy dose...

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The Writer’s Map ~ An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

I adore maps. All maps, but especially antique and fantasy maps. A few months ago, I spotted a book called The Writer’s Map, An Atlas of Imaginary Lands. The cover drew me in, and I had to check out a copy. The book, edited by Huw Lewis-Jones, features a series of...

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The Emotion Thesaurus is Here. Grab your copy today!

As writers, we all have our favorite writing methods. For instance, some swear by Scrivener, while others write in Word or Google docs. Some prefer to draft longhand, using colorful gel pens and notebooks. Most of us have a favorite writing book (or ten), too. These...

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Cruising Through the Panama Canal

Although I’ve visited Panama before via land (around thirty years ago) and peered at the canal from the shore, I was looking forward to actually sailing through. A small part of me wondered if I might get bored—I mean, an entire day of canals then lake then more...

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A Stroll Up a Dormant Volcano #Adventure2019

The city of Auckland is built on and around a field of volcanoes, which I think accounts for my fascination with volcanoes. One day, I will use volcanoes in a romance. Somehow. I’ve been lucky enough to see most of our New Zealand volcanoes, including the more active...

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