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Patricia Yager Delagrange | Playing Roles and MENDING FENCES
Author Guest , Author Spotlight / July 6, 2018

I was in my 40s before I realized the role I was meant to play in my large family of six sisters. My parents had two sets of children. The first three girls were born in the 1950s, then, ten years later, the second set of three girls appeared on the scene. I was the baby of the first set. It was a surprise to all, especially me, when it turned out that, instead of being jealous of the three new babies in the house, I took their birth as a sudden and joyful opportunity to have “real” babies to play with instead of the fake ones that appeared every Christmas under the tree. Instead of being the “baby” of the family, I morphed into the mother figure for the younger set, a caregiving role I loved. Fast forward numerous years, when my mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I became her caregiver. I’ll never forget when the doctor called my dad and me into his office to discuss my mother’s prognosis. Once I understood all the chemotherapy and radiation that Mom would need to undergo during her battle against this dreaded disease (while my father was still working full-time…

Shannon Greenland | Five Things I’d Tell The Teen Me
Top 5 / July 6, 2018

Travel! I spent two years between high school and college seeing the world. I helped bathe orphans in Mexico, saw the wall come down in Germany, rode a bike in snowy Denmark, slept in too many airports to count, sang on a stage in Poland, and so much more. Since then I’ve sailed to the Bahamas, climbed a light house in Bermuda, hiked the Na Pali coast in Hawaii, canoed in Venezuela, zip lined a forest, crawled through caves in Ireland, and the list goes on… Travel! It’ll open your mind and soul to this incredible earth we live on. Be open to change. When your heart and gut tell you to take a less comforting choice, consider listening. 9 times out of 10 your heart and gut are right. Learn a language. Be it Spanish, French, Farsi, or whatever, dig in and learn it. Be willing to travel to a country that speaks your chosen language and do total immersion. Be willing to take more classes than are required for a high school diploma. Knowing another language is an irreplaceable skill. It’s okay to break up with a boyfriend. What’s it’s not okay to do is choose boys over…

Meet the Author: Carolyn Brown
Interviews / July 6, 2018

You have been a full time writer for several years. What’s the best and worst parts of your job? The best part is when my characters talk to me and give me direction or little bits of their past to work into the story. The worst part is when they stop talking to me. I have a plaque in my office that says, “I know the voices aren’t real but they have the best ideas.” Disclaimer here: When I’m writing their stories, they are very real to me. Do you have any habits or rituals that get you in the right mindset to write? Just to sit down in my office chair and get started. I can write in a hotel or in another place in the house, but I like my own chair in my own office much better. If you had to choose one career highlight what would it be? What are some of your goals for the future? There are several career highlights…winning awards, getting new contracts, receiving notes from fans telling me how much they love my books or better yet, from a fan whose life has been changed for the better by something I wrote….

Author Reader Match | Chloe Blake
MatchMaker / July 6, 2018

WRITES: I write sexy contemporary romances set in exotic locations filled with unbridled attraction, hard choices, family feuds and sweet sips of wine. My heroines are all smart, passionate, career-driven women and my heroes are all successful playboys who can’t get enough. Its a sensory experience that will take you around the world. My up coming release is A TASTE OF PLEASURE (July 1st), an escape to Milan, Italy about a strong-willed Chef who is more comfortable behind the scenes, and the confidant restauranteur that coaxes her out of the kitchen, and into his arms. ABOUT AUTHOR: City girl seeks voracious reader ready to dive into culinary experiences, cultivate expensive tastes and travel to places of extreme beauty, all in the name if love. When author is in between such adventures, she can be found sipping red wine, telling compelling stories and pounding the pavement in her hometown of New York City. WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR IN MY IDEAL READER MATCH: Loves to be wined and dined, and is open to indulging in more than one dessert. Understands that business must always come before pleasure, and to never indulge in one without the other. Knows the importance of sexual tension…