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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…

It's that time again...

2008 Put Your Heart in a Book Conference
October 24-25thThe Woodbridge Hotel & Conference Center Iselin, New Jersey

Re-Release Day for Obsidian!

Obsidian is being rereleased today from Thorndike Press as part of their large print program!

Shelby Teague stood barefoot in the grass, watching him, and for the second time that day, Jamie found he was incapable of forming an intelligent greeting. "What are you doing here, Mr. Rivard? Come to insult me some more?" High, green blades of grass covered her feet. Her hair hung down, curling softly against her shoulders. She took a few steps, stopping just a few feet in front of him. Jamie held tight to his bag, not daring to move a muscle for fear he would say or do something that would scare her off and prove to her that he really was a complete idiot.
"John Case sent me, he told me you had a room for rent." "And I’m supposed to rent to a total stranger?" She brushed at a wisp of hair that fell forward into her eyes.
"Look, I know we didn’t hit it off well at our last meeting, but I would appreciate the chance to change your opini…
"Sabrina, the full time observation of David Larrabee is not a recognized profession. Get down from that tree."

It's on tonight, another of my favorites. Sabrina, the new version, not the old one. This is the one with with Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond and Greg Kinnear. The original with Humphry Bogart is great, too! But the newer one is my favorite.
This movie is filled with great lines. Way too many for me to put in here. There is a sharp, but heartfilled wit about the movie. The relationships are wonderful and the character's motivations are subtle, but real. The movie also has fantastic scenery of Paris and Cape Cod.
"I don't expect you to think of me when I'm gone. You didn't think of me when I was here." Sabrina confesses when she thinks she's talking to David and it's really Lineus.
Sabrina is a ghost of a girl who only wants to be loved. In this case, she wants the love of David. David is the perpetual goof off. He wants to play all…

I'm off visiting...

I've been visiting with Nina Pierce this weekend at the KOD Retreat in Portland, Maine. A good time was had by all and the best part was that I could actually come home and sleep in my own bed. That was a definite plus.

Anyway, Nina has posted an interview that she was kind enough to do with me. If you get a moment, go on and check it out @

Thanks to Nina for letting me chat with her! It is always fun when we get together.

Well, I'm off...

I've got a huge weekend ahead of me with two different events back to back. Looking for me? I'll be in Portland, Maine at the KOD Suspense Retreat at the Portland Regency Hotel. Maybe I'll remember to take my camera and get pictures. Something to post here after. If you are in the area on Saturday be sure to drop by the booksigning from 4-5:30. I'll be the one running on massive amounts of caffeine since I haven't slept for a few nights. If you see me, stop me and make me take a breath. I'll be sure to post when I get back! If you are headed to Portland for the Retreat, I'll see you there!
Looking for a good read? Come meet the wonderful writers who will signing at the KOD Suspense Retreat Portland Regency Hotel 20 Milk Street Saturday, October 4th from 4-5:30 Psst... this includes me! I'll be signing Obsidian and Three Truths!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month... when was the last time you truthfully checked? Do you know your family history? Did you know that cancer has to start somewhere in a family? Did you know that it is a myth that only certain types of breast size and density can affect your chances of getting cancer?

Know the facts and have a mamogram. Do the right thing.