THE LIFE OF AN AUTHOR: More To It Than You Might Think

In the winter of 2013 I began to write. Being home most of the time, I needed an outlet, preferably creative. I remembered a few years back when, as a practicing psychic, I had put my shingle out on one of the idyllic islands off the coast of B.C.  I offered holographic, past life readings […]

THE JOY of WRITING

Just finished the  almost-final edit of my latest novel, The Boy Scout. As I completed the last read of this very challenging book, a book about human trafficking, a book that made me cry and laugh many times through the process, and left me in a wallow of tears last night as I finished the […]

WHO PLANS A HEROINE’S WEDDING?

Well, I have a book about two thirds finished and the heroine is marrying the King of Fairies. Problem: who plans the wedding? This did not occur to me when I decided to get them married in the book. I need to hire a wedding planner. Something new to deal with in the Writing Life. So […]

DON’T YOU KNOW…THAT I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH YOU…who can resist these words?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8DYhhSDNRc Here’s one of my life’s favourite songs…forgot about this song for years and years. Last night as I was putting away the clean laundry, the words “Don’t You Know” flashed into my brain and I started to sing this wonderful song. My poor dog had to listen to it for about three hours before […]

PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS…OR NOT…

Sometimes, we need to buckle down and word harder and smarter. But sometimes, we need to stretch out in a favourite chair and lie back and let ourselves fall asleep for an hour or so. Really. In the middle of the day even. There comes a time when we measure the hardship of pushing our […]

SUPERHEROES THROUGH TIME

Finally inspiration is beginning to flow for the sequel to Pagan Flames. It’s impossible for a writer to write if they can’t get excited and passionate about what they’re writing. It may be based on a fairy tale, but it doesn’t matter what the story is. There has to be a passion. From the passion, […]

ROMANCE AUTHOR BREAKS OUT!

Paranormal Fantasy Romance Author Vanayssa Somers Releases New Contemporary Romance Novel, ‘Sacred Trust’ Somers writes paranormal fantasy romance and contemporary romance that revolves around trusting one’s heart, overcoming challenges and transformation [Wilmington NC June 11, 2015] Paranormal fantasy romance author Vanayssa Somers has announced the release of her latest contemporary romance book, ‘Sacred Trust’. Somers’ […]