New Year’s Plans

If you’re like me, you rarely make New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of the year. Usually, I find myself deciding in the middle of a year what to do the next year. I’m a firm planner-ahead person. Funny, considering I’m a pantser (write by the seat of my pants) writer. This year I decided […]

Be Kind To An Author Day

I’ve decided to proclaim today as “Be Kind To An Author.” So you have your favorites. Well, then go out and show them. 1) Review one or more of her book(s) or at least rate it. 2) Click LIKE on her Facebook page. 3) Follow her on Twitter (@carlaswafford). 4) Do all of the above […]

Blast From The Recent Past

I came across this video of Avon’s Two Ply Bride contest that was held at 2013 RT Book Lovers Convention in Kansas City. It was so much fun! I was a judge (dressed in gold) with Lorraine Heath and two Avon Addicts. Crazy!

Baffled?

Love that word along with bamboozled, hoodwinked, charlatan, flummox and so many more. All words you don’t hear people say anymore. You’re more apt to read it in a historical novel. I wonder what words we say now that will be quaint fifty to hundred years from now? Anyway, that’s not what this post is […]

What Can You Learn?

One of the many lessons I’ve learned writing over the years is that you have to keep an open mind. There is so much to learn, and sometimes the smallest things will turn on the little light bulb above your head. For me, I wanted to improve on sexual tension. (And I’m still working on […]

You’re invited to the party!

Come to the party on Facebook! Lots and I mean lots of Avon authors! The party doesn’t end until midnight (EST). Lots of goodies being given away.  Winners will be announced tomorrow there.  I’m giving away my 3 books and swag. My post will be there at 7 p.m. (CST).  Check it out.  Click here.

Accents: How Do Ya’ll Say . . .

Have you ever read a story where the author used accents? I see it on occasion, and thankfully, nowadays most authors use it sparingly. In CIRCLE OF DANGER, Liam is a secondary character who’s Irish. He’d lived in the U.S. for about ten years, and his accent mostly showed up when he was emotional. So […]