Chicago North Spring Fling–Win our swag!

Chicago North Spring Fling–Win our swag!

This weekend, Carrie and I were super busy. We headed down to the Chicago suburbs to attend the Chicago North Spring Fling. I hadn’t known what to expect, because I’d never been to a regional conference, but I was so damn happy I went. I had a blast. It was such a great time. I’d say that I was totally going next year, except the Spring Fling is only held every other year! Must be all the extra time they need to make it...

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Riding The Wave’s cover!

Riding The Wave’s cover!

I know I’ve mentioned Riding The Wave over the past few months. It’s been an exciting mile marker for me. (Me meaning Lorelie on her own, not as part of Katie Porter. *g*) It’s a book I wrote when it seemed absolutely crazy to write a smokin’ hot book with a surfer hero. Super sexy contemporaries weren’t the thing. (Naturally this was pre-FSOG.) And I’d already sold a couple historicals, so why not grow my...

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Healthcare is a Good Thing…

Healthcare is a Good Thing…

As has been made really clear (by my constant and incessant whining), I’ve undergone a lot of change over the last year. My ever-moving location alone is all the change one might like, but there’s been even more than that behind the scenes. The result is that I’m supporting myself as a working writer–which, don’t get me wrong, is incredibly awesome. But it’s not like I’m easily supporting myself as a...

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The Danger of Lip Service in Your Support Network

The Danger of Lip Service in Your Support Network

I was watching a reality show the other day when the husband approached his overweight wife about “her health.” He said his cholesterol was up and they should “do something” together. She cried, because conversations like that are always hard, but there was a single line I found telling. She said “It’s always hard when we do a diet together, but then I see you breaking it.” Yeah. That’s...

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Love for An Indiscreet Debutante

Love for An Indiscreet Debutante

First up is a Publishers Weekly review for Lorelie Brown‘s AN INDISCREET DEBUTANTE, which comes out May 14th. This is the second in my Victorian trilogy, which comes out this year through Samhain. But it’s my first solo review from PW, which has been a career goal since I knew it was worth being career goal worthy. Which is like five years. (Long term goals ftw.) But lookit this lovely, amazing thing that PW said: Brown...

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Wayward One on Fresh Fiction

Wayward One on Fresh Fiction

Hey there, boys and girls and kittens and sweethearts! God, this has been such a week. There’s a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes, which is awesome, but unfortunately some can’t go public yet. But last night I got some fantabulous news that I absolutely couldn’t wait to crow about! WAYWARD ONE, the first of my dark, sensual trio of Victorian romance, has been chosen as today’s FreshFiction’s Fresh Pick! The...

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