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Noms de Guerre

What’s in a name? When it comes to my characters, I have no idea. If you’ve been reading these posts, then you’re starting to see a theme emerge. Yes, I actually know very little about each story before I write the book, and much of the plot is left...
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Are we there Yet?

People often ask me what part of my books is the most difficult to write. Fight scenes and sex scenes are up high on my list because of their physicality, but by far, the absolute most problematic part of the story to write is the end. No, not because I love...
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Strange Things

So I’ve been doing a thing that’s a little odd. Okay, I probably do a lot of strange things, but this is a writing thing. I wrote my last two books simultaneously, and I plan to continue to try to write that way. It’s odd because I didn’t start...
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Starting a New Book

I am about to start writing a new book in the Callahan Security series (just when you thought it was over…). I don’t know what this book is about yet, but I know how it starts. My ideas come as images. I saw a man (Yes, this...
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My Ideas

People ask me all the time how I come up with my ideas for my books. The honest to goodness truth is, I have no earthly idea. They just come to me, and I am super grateful!!!! I thank the Universe and my muses every single day. Also, my seventh-grade teacher, Ms....
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Making a World vs. Making Dinner

“What is for dinner?” is a question I despise. I have spent hours writing (or surfing online, ahem—doing research). When I finally emerge from the writing cave, it’s the first thing on everyone’s mind. I never have an answer. I try to explain that my brain is fried...