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Alexandra Benedict | The Reunion Romance
Uncategorized / May 14, 2009

For me, the main appeal of a reunion romance is the prospect of getting a second chance at love. Have you ever wondered “if only …?” or “I wish I had known then what I know now”? Time and experience seasons us, and the reunion romance offers characters the opportunity to right past wrongs. As an author, writing a reunion romance can be fun (I get to start off with the passion and emotion), but it can also be challenging as the lead characters already know each other; there’s no “getting to know you” period, for the hero and heroine already share a history. I, then, have to inform the reader about the characters’ pasts, weave their time together “off stage” into the central story. In the end, the effort is worthwhile. Click here to read the rest of Alexandra’s blog and to leave a comment. Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Michelle Monkou | Inviting Classic Romance Characters To A Reunion
Uncategorized / October 23, 2008

My 25th high school reunion came and went. Out of all the reunions, I’ve only attended one. It was great to see people who had been a major part of my growth as a young adult. I have to be honest. There were those who caused me to inwardly cringe because they were the loud mouths, bullies, or obnoxious jerks to a large school population. Thankfully for the most part, I had a chance to connect with many who were my friends. Would love to say that we kept in touch, but that never happened after high school, and it didn’t happen after the reunion. Reality hit hard, though, with the deaths of several people I knew. One particular friend passed after the high school reunion where we both promised to stay connected. Her diagnosis of colon cancer came within a few short months of her passing. And the feeling of invincibility was made vulnerable. Yet, I’m still glad that there are a hearty bunch of volunteers who put together these high school reunions. No one expected that I would be a romance writer. I had aspirations to be a Broadway dancer and choreographer. From the time that I was…

Michael Balkind | A sports mystery writer’s inspirational vacation.
Uncategorized / October 11, 2007

Recently my family and I went on vacation out to Colorado and Utah. We were heading to Colorado first to attend a family reunion. My brother lives at the base of Telluride Ski Mountain in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies. Telluride is known as a skiers’ paradise during the winter but during the summer it provides for many exciting activities. It is one of the countries premier festival resort towns. The festivals include the Mountainfilm Festival, Balloon Rally, Bluegrass Festival, Wine Festival, Fourth of July, Telluride Jazz Celebration, Telluride Culinary & Art Festival, Blues and Brews, Telluride Film Festival, Oktoberfest, to name just a few. While the festivals entice many into the town of Telluride, the hiking biking and sightseeing can keep you very busy once your there. As many inhabitants say of the town, they originally went there for the winter skiing but they stayed due to the beautiful summer months. I must say I agree, I have been there to ski many times, in fact, years ago we skied down the isle for my brother and sister-in-law’s wedding. But now that I have visited telluride during the summer, I see what really keeps the townies…