2013 Moonlight & Magnolias Conference

I have been so busy the past couple of weeks that I have neglected to share the outcome of Georgia Romance Writers annual Moonlight and Magnolias conference. Since Romance Writers of America’s national conference was held in Atlanta in July, this year’s M&M conference was only a two-day event. But it was a jam-packed couple of […]

Love trumps fear. Every time.

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot […]


I just found out that my Young Adult manuscript is a finalist in the Georgia Romance Writers 2013 Unpublished Maggie Awards for Excellence. I am still in shock! Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony during Georgia Romance Writers Moonlight and Magnolias 2013 conference on October 5, 2013. First place winners receive the Maggie Award […]

Tweaking the Plan

I’m torn between two lovers: my revision-in-progress, with two outstanding requests, and National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo, which starts in just ten days. The revision is going well from a certain standpoint. However, doing what needs to be done to to improve the story has meant cutting almost fifteen thousand words in the past two […]

Moonlight & Magnolias Conference

What was not to love about the Georgia Romance Writers 2012 Moonlight & Magnolias conference? There were terrific workshops on every writing-related topic you can imagine The Petit Fours and Hot Tamales present a workshop on group blogging. and inspiring presentations from our featured speakers. Pam Asberry and GRW Featured Speaker Debby Giusti. Keynote Speaker […]