How to Create an Oral History for your Family; or Unforgettable and Unfortunate Things my Kids have Done

How to Create an Oral History for your Family;  or Unforgettable and Unfortunate Things my Kids have Done by Evey Brown It happens almost every time my family gets together, someone says, “Mom, tell us again about the time…” and a certain child is singled out for embarrassment.  The whole family laughs and the forenamed child groans in pseudo shame.  And then everyone sits back as I retell the t...
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T is for Tastiness

T is for Tastiness
Okay, I’m not sure tastiness is a good subject title. But I’m ready for dinner. So sue me. And I didn’t get assigned the letter O but it is my own fault. I could have requested it. Then again, I wasn’t hungry at the time. ~shakes head~ Anyway, my super secret subject for today is a food I have not yet gotten the pleasure of trying – Japanese okonomiyaki. But I want to taste so badly I ca...

S is for Sex Scenes and Story

As a writer of Erotic Romance- although I may have to rethink my branding, because what was Erotic ten years ago, can be considered main stream now, it's important to keep sex scenes creative and fresh. How do you do that?  One thing I always try and do is give my star couple their own thing.  By that I mean giving them an act you won't find in another of my books.  I've written 10 books and it c...

Whoops! R Is For I Gotta wRite Something Quick!

So, I have a cold.  I went hunting around in my archives for a funny picture and came across this gem, snapped by my partner in crime, Rachel Wilder. With friends like these, ... Of course, it captures perfectly how I feel right at this moment, even though it was taken some time ago when I'd just gotten out of bed and was trying to do morning pages.  :) Today is my day to post somethi...

Q is for Writing Quotes

Q is for Writing Quotes
One of my most recent addictions is Pinterests. I love browsing quotes and there are so many! Inspirational and motivational quotes for the days when I feel I need a boost to get into the writing zone. Funny quotes for the times when I need that laugh to keep me going through the next writing hurdle. And the advice infographics that help me when I feel a little stuck. There’s everything there, and...

P Is For Prepper

P Is For Prepper - by Rachel Wilder All right world I can say it - I’m a Prepper! So many people give me the reaction that I’m crazy. That I’m actually hoping something horrible will happen so I can break out my canned goods and emergency radio. That people should suffer around me so I can test to see if my batteries are really good for ten years. That is the last thing on my mind. B...

Things My Grandpa Taught Me – O for Orion

Things My Grandpa Taught Me – O for Orion
  I spent my summers on my grandfather’s farm, a truly rural place that seemed to be on another planet.  There were six street lights down the only paved road in town, one general store and a school house that combined kindergarten through ninth grades in two small rooms with twenty students.  There were 130 residents there Grandpa would say; if you counted the sheep and cows. I worked ...

N is for Nice Girls Writing Naughty

N is for Nice Girls Writing Naughty
  Since I am not affiliated personally with the blog Nice Girls Writing Naughty, I feel it’s not inappropriate to promote the group. On the other hand our own very dear and talented team of A. Catherine Noon and Rachel Wilder are very justifiably represented. I can personally vouch that these two are both extremely nice. And they write some extremely delicious naughtiness. In case you h...

M is for Man-titty

This week, I will be enjoying a bevy of man-titty at the Romantic Times Convention in Las Vegas,Nevada. I recently read an article in the New York Times.  The article was a look into the romance industry regarding male romance cover models. According the the article, having a man on the cover of your book is three times more likely to sell than a woman on the cover.  Of course it stands to r...

For the Love of a Library

I didn't like books at first.  I liked it when my dad read to me, but I didn't read myself.  I learned how to read interesting books around age six, graduating from the boring "See Jane Run" types.  My mother had a set from when she was a child that were graded by year, and I read those.  But something was still missing. Then my father took me to the library and showed me how to find good b...