A Good Opening Primes the Palate

A Good Opening Primes the Palate

 Nikki’s Perfume Journal Entry SCENT OF HOURS November 22, 1978 Definition: Chypres Chypres is a highly original group that is based on contrasts between bergamot-type top notes and mossy base notes. Chypres perfumes tend to be strong, spicy, and powdery.  This perfume group was named after the famous perfume from Cyprus of Roman Times. *****           … Read more →

THE IMPACT OF OPENING PAGES

THE IMPACT OF OPENING PAGES

There hasn’t been a Pen Warrior here in a while. No excuses. We just decided to ease up on the blogging. But we’re back, and we’re back with a mission. During our last retreat we talked about what most authors who are actively self-publishing talk about, how to get our work discovered. Translation: How to find readers. Because—and here’s the… Read more →

Release News!

Release News!

I am very pleased to announce that my erotically-charged novella, Body Work is now available  on Amazon. Body Work’s original print edition was released in the launch anthology of the Kensington Books Aphrodisia imprint, in December 2005. As I worked on Body Work to prepare it for this release, I fell in love with these characters again: Lisa Brady Delaney and Tyce Branton… Read more →

Another Red Door, and plans to take a break

Another Red Door, and plans to take a break

  Last weekend the Pen Warriors met at the Red Door for our weekend quarterly retreat. Amazingly, this is our 44th Red Door retreat! Amazing that we’ve had the special treasure of two days of discussing all things every 3 months for over eleven years! After an evening meal of Laura’s amazing beef bourguignon we planned the weekend, caught up on our… Read more →

   The Pen Warriors Top Eleven: Social Media Advice Not Taken

The Pen Warriors Top Eleven: Social Media Advice Not Taken

In January I took an on line social media course. It was an intense two weeks. So intense, the instructor has now decided to spread the same course over a month because there’s just so much to absorb. Social media is a huge, constantly morphing beast. Complicating everything is the fact that a platform that works today may not even… Read more →