Sparks of Inspiration Found at #DFWCon

I love attending writing conferences and being surrounded by creative people. You never know when a lightning bolt will jump out of a conversation or a presentation and zap us. Wham! The unexpected stimulus of a new idea or a fresh perspective jolts our brain and pushes us to examine, explore, learn...and create.

This weekend's DFW Writers' Conference was full of sparks. Here are a few quotes that hit me up-side the head and left me buzzing. Enjoy!

"You can catch lightning in a jar with that first draft." ~ Lori Wilde, NY Times Bestselling Author of 69 books.

"Focus on making people laugh and cry." ~ Dave Lieber, award winning columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

"The best way to predict your [writing] future is to create it." Agent Sally Harding adapting a Stephen Covey quote.

"You cannot have a society without rituals." ~ Agent & Author Lucienne Diver

"Your villain should have just as much conflict as your hero or heroine." ~ Candace Havens, best selling and award winning author.

"Write sex scenes that you find sexy." ~ Roni Loren, erotic romance author.

Happy Writing, Reading & Thinking! 

Goodreads Giveaway Update

Woot! We now have winners for the Mother's Day Goodreads Giveaway for A Tale of Two Djinns and djinn-spired swag! Teresa Wood in Canada & Natacha Pavlov in California. Your goodies are in the mail! I hope you enjoy Shay & Maya's story :)

Sexy 6 Sentence Sunday Snippet from A Tale of 2 Djinns

Hi all! I love the idea of Six Sentence Sunday because it give me delicious glimpses into so many story worlds. Unfortunately, I'm not always able to participate...but so glad everytime I make it :)

Here are my six sentences from A Tale of Two Djinns, my most recently released novella. Asexy paranormal Romeo & Juliet story with genies, feminists, kickass action & adult fun. Fifty percent of the proceeds are being donated to UNICEF. Enjoy!

“So where are you from?”

She pinned him with her golden gaze, lifted her chin in challenge. “I’m not really interested in getting to know you, just your body.”

He stiffened and held her gaze. How dare she treat him like a plaything? His body told him to shut the hell up and appreciate her honesty and other assets.

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