Once upon a time…

I write romance novels. As in fiction. Paranormal-Urban Fantasy-type fiction. But for the past fifteen years, I’ve been witness to a real-life fairy tale-type love story. My Mom & Dad-in law. My sweet MIL was admitted to the hospital this past week. Seems the cancer has started its final attack. At the moment she’s resting comfortably, surrounded by her two sons and her husband. My hubby sent me a picture that rocked my world. It helped me understand the whole idea of true love. The true meaning of through health and sickness, ups and downs, until death do us part.[…]

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Happy Anniversary

***Here is a repost of one of my favorites from the last Week of Love*** When it came to choosing a person to do the scripture readings at our wedding, I didn’t hesitate–Lynn & RG Boeyink. That’s Charlie’s Mom and Dad. First, they’re awesome role models (married 43 years now!) Second, their faith continually astounds me. Third–well, there is no third, I just KNEW they were the people to do it. But when Lynn and RG made their way to the podium, I got a little nervous because I saw Lynn carrying a piece of paper. It was then that[…]

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Movie Quotes–The Week of Love

I know I usually do movie quotes on Wednesday, but I have a special post planned for that day…so here we go with a special sappy, love story, gushy version of Movie Quotes. ~~~~ 1. Brains stick with brains. The bomb could go off and their mutant genes would form the same cliques. 2. You look good wearing my future. 3. Oh no, come on, you don’t know that. Hey he asked you right? Maybe you guys could, like, um you know get a house together and, like, buy some diamonds and a horse. I don’t know. 4. Wave good-bye[…]

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Debate This…Week of Love

Welcome to the Week of Love on Catch the Rush. For anyone who’s been following me this blog for any length of time knows I devote a week a year to Love–> right around my wedding anniversary. Me and my sweet hubby are celebrating 15 years of marriage this week (Wednesday), and I can think of nothing else more fun to blog about. I mean, I am a romance writer, you know? So it totally fits. So, for our Debate This topic this week, I present… Celine Dion vs Michael Bolton ~~~~ Who do you think is the best singer[…]

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Inspiration

I have quite a few things that inspire me–and not just inspiring me to write either. Sure, I have a lot of those, and I mention them weekly in my This Writer’s Journey segments. But, today, I’m mentioning someone who inspires me on a whole different level. Someone who inspires me to be a better person. A better wife. A better athlete. And yes, even a better writer. My husband, Charlie. Here are a couple pictures of a triathlon he did recently. He works so hard at his sport. Without fail, he trains daily. He watches what he eats–and boy[…]

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