Tuesday, October 25, 2011
One thing I truly love about the Silver Spur is that the cell service is spotty in fact I can't get a signal at all unless I'm up by the main entrance on the road a good 1/4 mile from the main lodge. Its nice sometimes to shut out the world. I warned the ranch manager that I just may show up some day hiding from my real life. Seriously, though everyone should have a place where they can escape and completely relax. I hope you have somewhere like the Silver Spur in your world.
But if you don't, I hear rumors that The Wild Rose Press is having its annual retreat there next October. Maybe I'll see you there.
Monday, October 03, 2011
October in Upstate NY means a couple things to me; cooler nights, gorgeous colors, and apples. We are blessed to live surrounded by apple orchards and I have always spent this time of year making huge batches of applesauce and freezing it to enjoy all year. Last night was the first of the apple desserts - apple crisp with vanilla icecream - yum yum.
Tomorrow I'm off to the home in my heart - San Antonio, Texas. Spending a few days riding on our favorite ranch - the Silver Spur Guest Ranch in Bandera, Texas (shameless plug!) - before spending a couple days in San Antonio with friends and the SARA chapter of RWA.
I wish I could say I'm hard at work on another story but the writing bug seems to have disappeared. I'm hoping to find my muse again while I'm relaxing under the stars of Texas.
Have a great fall!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Had a great review on my latest short story - The Chauffeur Wore An Evening Gown and I'm hard at work at another one that I hope to get out in early 2012.
Between our place on Lake Ontario and my gardens at home, inspiration is everywhere. I sincerely hope you are finding something to write about in every day life. For me, somehow I think my next heroine is going to own a jetski!
Happy summer - Roni
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
A new review is out for The Cowboy Duet and is wonderful! Nothing feeds a writer's soul than a good review.
I hope you enjoy it and take some time to read the fourth in the Double B series available now in eBook and print. Enjoy!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Scott and I met 28 years ago next month (July, 83) pretty much on the water - so our mutual love for the water and boats has been in place since we met. We've passed that onto our sons and our entire family has already made some amazing memories.
As a writer, I find inspiration comes much easier in the summer. Waking up on the lake, sitting on our deck having coffee and hearing the waves crash the beach feeds my writer's soul. I work hard all winter, actually spring, fall and winter but in the summer I give myself permission to slow down and savor the short season and just indulge myself in what I truly love - being with my husband and kids, being on the lake, and soaking up some sun. I hope you too can find some time to slow down this summer and do what you love best.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
If any of you are looking for the answer to the hint from the contest - its "Beauty and the Geek".
I will have the website fixed tonight, sorry!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Thursday, April 07, 2011
I let a good friend read it as soon as I got my final galleys and she loved it. Always makes my confidence soar when someone who I know will be honest with me sends me good remarks. Here's her wonderful email note to me:
I can't wait for all of you to read it as well. Happy spring.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Susan stared at Teddy. His fear was really ridiculous. How many deaths happened each year in elevators? Any? She certainly never heard of any. Watching his discomfort grow as the minutes ticked on, she began to feel bad. She’d done it again; gotten him into another mess with her dumb ideas. Knowing the reputation of this old elevator, she shouldn’t have taken a chance. But now, how to get out of it? Or at least get through it until the security guard woke up from his nap and realized the elevator was stuck.
Should she start singing? Chewing her bottom lip, she immediately dismissed that idea; it wasn’t enough. Times like this called for drastic measures.
Her gaze raked him from his boots to his dark brown hair. He was still the sexiest man she’d ever known. Just staring at those muscular thighs through the denim was enough to make her pulse race.
A weird idea began to gel in her brain and her tummy fluttered with the thought. No, she couldn’t do that—could she? Would he even let her?
His evident agitation pushed her to realize she had no choice. She got him into this so she had to do whatever it took to help him get through, even if her own pride suffered. Besides, it wasn’t as if distracting him in the way she was thinking was going to be a hardship.
Before she could talk herself out it, she tipped her head and looked at him. Making her voice husky and low she asked, “You know what I’ve always wondered.”
Teddy didn’t pay any attention or even indicate he’d heard her.
Susan swallowed hard and pushed forward. “I’ve often wondered if all those stories I’ve heard about you are true.”
He turned his head and pinned her with a glare that made all her confidence completely disappear. “What stories?”
Drawing on every bit of her acting abilities yet again, she thrust herself into the role. “The stories that say you’re the best kisser in all of Texas, maybe even the entire Southwest.”
He grunted. “I can’t help it if women kiss and tell.”
She could only hope the tilt of his lips was a slight grin. “I don’t really believe it to be honest.”
He shrugged. “Whatever.”
“Doesn’t it bother you that I doubt it?”
“Not especially. Your opinion stopped mattering to me a long time ago.”
Ouch. That stung. She swallowed back the lump that rose in her throat at his harsh words. “You’re never going to forgive me for that are you?”
“Nope.” He went back to staring at the numbers.
“You know, I’ve kissed a lot of leading men on Broadway and in Hollywood. I’m a pretty good judge of a man’s kissing abilities.”
Tipping his head to the side, he regarded her. “Are you trying to make me prove I can kiss better than some pretty-boy actor?”
“I’m just saying that I can tell a good kisser from a bad one. I could give you my honest opinion.”
“You want to be kissed that bad do you?”