Dear Firebirds: Finding A Critique Partner

Posted by on Jul 21 2014, 1:15 am Posted in , , , ,

We Firebirds are a helpful (and opinionated) bunch. When we received the below email from fellow writer Rue asking about critique groups, we were all too willing to offer some thoughts. I just published my debut novel. The first book in a contemporary romance series. I want to continue to elevate my writing and grow […]


A Different Kind of Storm

Posted by on Jul 18 2014, 10:46 am Posted in , , , , , , , ,

A raucous thunderstorm rolled through drought-ridden San Antonio, Texas last night. The wicked beast sat right on top of me while it dumped bucketsful of much needed rain. Lightning lit the room in sizzling flashes, and thunder boomed, not only rattling the windows, but literally shaking my bed and knocking out the internet (I am […]


San Antonio, Here We Come!

Posted by on Jul 15 2014, 10:56 am Posted in , , , , , , , , , , ,

  The RWA National Conference kicks off next week in a city that’s near and dear to my heart—San Antonio, Texas!   My dad was born and raised there, so I have a ton of fun family memories in the San Antonio area. I’ve got cousins, aunts and uncles still living there, with others spread […]


Welcome Sharon Wray, a Firebird Sister and 2014 RS Golden Heart Finalist

Posted by on Jul 14 2014, 1:35 am Posted in , , , , , , ,

Happy Monday to all our wonderful blog readers. Today is an extra special treat in our “Meet the Dreamweavers” series. Sharon Wray is our finalist of the day. And it holds special meaning to be able to host her. I met her via the 2012 Golden Heart finalists group. She’s my Firebird sister. And I […]



Posted by on Jul 11 2014, 1:00 am

We’re here today for the launch of Joanne Lockyer’s multi-Golden Heart® finalist debut novel, The Last Light of Dusk, a sweeping regency romance. Here is the description: She’s the brilliant granddaughter of England’s most infamous privateer When Rachel Cavanagh is rescued from drowning by English seafarer Jonathon Lecky, her life is irreparably changed. Despite the briefness of […]


Dream A Little Dream

Posted by on Jul 9 2014, 11:23 am Posted in , , , , , , , , , ,

Kathleen Bittner Roth is a 2012 Golden Heart Finalist who writes Victorian romance.  Four of her books release in 2014, the fifth in 2015.   Dream researchers report that our dreams might be our greatest untapped resource connecting us to our subconscious and inner knowing. Think of nightmares as an overblown shout-out from your subconscious screaming at you […]


“Writing Process” Blog Hop

Posted by on Jul 7 2014, 12:01 am

“My Writing Process” Blog Hop   I was tagged to go next in the “Writing Process” blog tour by the lovely Laurie Sanchez, whose debut book, THE RED BIKINI, just released July 1st. (It’s a fantastic book people, you’ll love it!) The blog tour consists of only four questions, and should’ve been something I could […]


Independence Day

Posted by on Jul 4 2014, 8:00 am

Independence Day. It’s a day of celebration. For our freedom, for our country, and for the gifts of friends and family. A good portion of us will be pulling out the lawn chairs and cold drinks, ready and willing to take a day to breathe deep, and relax away from the daily grind of life.  […]


Lauren Christopher’s Launch Party

Posted by on Jul 1 2014, 12:07 am

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me and Lauren as we celebrate the release of her debut novel, The Red Bikini!     Beautiful cover, right? Here’s the blurb: For the last five years, Giselle McCabe’s life has been about sippy cups and playdates. But when her husband suddenly leaves her, Giselle flees to her sister’s […]


We’re Taking a Field Trip to USA Today–Grab a Snack for the Road

Posted by on Jun 30 2014, 10:06 am Posted in , , , , ,

Happy Monday to all. Tomorrow begins the second ½ of this year. Can you believe we’re finished with six months of 2014 already? I can’t. I have lists, or schedules or plans staring back at me from Post-It notes or index cards, taunting me with their lack of permanent horizontal markings aka done tattoos. I […]

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