Suit Up Sunday

I don’t know about you, but as far as I’m concerned, there’s not much sexier than a man in a suit. Make it a silver fox in a suit? Welcome to Hot and Bothered, Population: Poppy.

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The law of entropy (AKA Change takes Work)

I saw mention this week of the law of entropy, and realized I didn’t know what it meant. That ever happen to you? So being the intrepid Googler that I am, I looked it up. Since it’s all about physics, and I’m no Sheldon Cooper, I didn’t get the majority …

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The Business of Writing Part 2

Part 2 of my interview with Heidi Cullinan, Ethan Day, Amy Lane, Z.A. Maxfield and Marie Sexton on the Business that goes along with being a writer.  Marketing-What promotion have you found most successful for you?ZAM-I feel that blogging, both on my own blog and guest blogging is a very …

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The Business of Writing Part 1

One of the tough parts about being a “newbie” is that there are so darn many questions you have. Where do you go to get the answers? No where better than with other writers who’ve been there, done that. I sat down with some of my favorites to get some …

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Ellis Carrington On Writing, Rockstars, and “juuuuice”!!!

Oh, am I one lucky Poppy. This week, I had a chance to ask the delightful Ellis Carrington a few questions about life, writing, and her amazing new release, Amor Prohibido.  What was the first story you wrote, and what inspired you to write it? My ex and I had …

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A Garden a Day…

I’ve been a busy Poppy over the past week. It’s gardening season and the first batch of crops is in. I’ve been shucking corn, snapping green beans, and prepping tomatoes. We can all of it, and it’s been a bountiful season so far! Yesterday’s yield included 19 quarts of tomatoes. …

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The Fanfic Phenomenon

Yesterday, one of my favorite fanfiction writers updated a story that I’ve been reading for several years.  I’m pretty sure it’s the longest fanfic in history, and I absolutely love it.  I started thinking about how fanfiction helped me get motivated to write again, and I thought I’d share the …

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The Trixie Belden Effect

One of the questions I most want to ask other authors is “When did you first start writing?”.  For me, the answer is easy: after I read my first Trixie Belden book back in 1985.  My best friend from middle school had several of them and she let me borrow …

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Under Construction

Didn’t want ya’ll to think I’d started this up and abandoned it.  I’m working on the design (and I use the term “I” very loosely) but I’m hoping to be up and running soon!

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