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Writing from the Dark Side

Heh! I started out calling this blog post "Blogging from the Darkside" and then went to "Writing from the Darkside" and then went on to finally arrive at "Pubbing from the Darkside".  This little tidbit of information should be able to give you a little hint over what has been happening at the Oliver Homestead since I last posted.

Big News! I am part of a great collaboration with a collection of Writers who decided that if a romance book should be done, it should be done by us! Hence, the beginning of what is now know as Welcome to Serenity Harbor, Maine.

This is huge! This is ginormous! All of the books are set around the fictional coastal Maine town of Serenity Harbor. We didn't limit genre, only that their characters fall in love in Maine.

For me, this was a return to something that I love... well, yes... it was a return to writing. I've blogged a little bit about some of my struggles with illness that left with being unable to write for a whi…

Home from New Jersey

and a wonderful time was had by all! Or at least all three of us that were rooming together. I must say that they put on a wonderful conference and probably the best when it comes to getting industry news and offering the opportunity to meet with editors and agents and picked up some great books.

For those looking for some good reads... try this on for size!

Get out your asbestos gloves, cause Annette Blair has created a very, very hot book! If you haven't read this book yet... run right out and get it. You aren't getting my copy. Ms. Blair has created wonderful, funny and sexy characters that charm more than each other, they charm the reader. It was one of those books that you can't put down til it's done. But when it's done you're sorry that it's over. Thanks Ms. Blair for the ride!

Ugh! It's 4am

You may be wondering what I'm doing up at the unforgivable hour? I'm getting ready to go to New Jersey. Yup! As Willie says (and he gets quoted often at my house)... We're on the road again. This time we're headed for the New Jersey RWA Conference in Iselin, New Jersey. Diane Amos, Deb N. and I are headed south, fueled on by coffee and cheap take out food. We do this quite often and have found that we travel quite well together. We've become good friends, bonded by long hours on the road, an ability stand each other for indeterminate periods of time and a love of writing romance. So, if you see my newly place sticker on the back of my truck headed south then honk. Oh, and never mind about the sticker being crooked. That's what happens when hubby and I try to freehand things. I'll fixed the blasted thing when I get back.

If you are in New Jersey on Saturday, October 6 from 4-5:30 and you love Romance then check us all out at the Sheraton …

Farewell and thank you...

Miss Moneypenny has exited the building... Now, I'm not the fanatical James Bond fan that my nephew is, but I have a very healthy dose of admiration for the films. After all, I grew up in the seventies and my Dad was a big spy thriller fan. I must say that the character of Miss Moneypenny always fascinated me. In essence she was a true heroine. I always suspected that she was the one who kept the Agency running. She kept things on an even keel, she managed the top men in the government, kept their secrets, charmed them and did it all while looking absolutely fabulous. I read an interview this morning about how she when she took on the role in Dr. No in 1962 (still one of my absolute favorites) she had a couple of stipulations. The first was that Miss M have a past and the second that Director Terrance Young not make her into a frumpy secretary. Her long time friendship with Roger Moore came through in the comfortable yet sizzling dialogue.She had style and class and the chemistry b…