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    Books,  The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019

    The A to Z Blogging Challenge: L is for Leaving A Shoe At The Ball

    Today I want to write about something a little bit different. It’s not an item that is currently on my wish list or something that I daydream about at the present time. Today L is going to stand for Leaving A Shoe At The Ball. If you’re at all familiar with western fairy tales, you’ll know the story of Cinderella. Western readers are reading this and thinking, “Who doesn’t know the story of Cinderella?” But lets not forget that the internet is global and so is my blog. There are a large number of readers from other cultures who have never heard of Charles Perrault or read his fairy tales…

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    The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019,  Travel

    A to Z Blogging Challenge: B is for Broken Heels

    Welcome back to my A to Z Blogging Challenge for 2019. I’m currently trying to write 1000 words per day, every day in April, with the theme of my wish list, but yesterday didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. I managed about 750, but that’s still pretty good. That was my A is for Abbey Road piece which you can read here. Today, I’m moving on to writing B is for Broken Heels. You might think that sounds like a weird thing to put on my wish list, but bear with me. It’s not as weird as it sounds because Broken Heels is the name of my new blog.…

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    Events,  The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019

    The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019 – Theme Reveal

    I first participated in the A to Z Blogging Challenge back in 2014. I had seen other bloggers posting about it the previous year and it seemed like fun, but of course, by the time I had learned about the challenge, it was too late for me to participate. So, in 2014 I got really organised and had 26 posts ready to roll before April even began and I blogged about the A to Z of Lingerie. Last year, I tried to participate again but there was too much going on for me to focus. I didn’t have 26 posts ready and prepared before the challenge started and I was…

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    Author Interview: Wedding Crashing With Jessica Goodwin

    It’s February, spring is just around the corner and love is in the air! So, what better way to interview my next guest on Rock Paper Spirit than by crashing a wedding! I’m here with romance author Jessica Goodwin at the most glamorous society wedding you could imagine to do some writing research. I brought a toaster and added it to the gift pile so I don’t feel like a freeloader. The venue is gorgeous; chandeliers everywhere, wall-to-wall designer outfits and…oh champagne! *takes a glass* Can I tempt you to a canape Jessica? I probably shouldn’t, because I’m struggling to lose these stubborn holiday pounds, but… one won’t hurt. Okay,…

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    Romance Author Interview: Valentine’s Masquerade Ball With Atina Atwood

    Today on Rock Paper Spirit, I’m welcoming romance writer, Atina Atwood, author of the Holiday Heartbeats series. She’s just released a new book called Love Games so I thought I’d invite her along on one of my research trips today. We’re at a masquerade ball, people watching and observing all the couples falling head over heels in love. Isn’t it sweet? Atina, welcome to the blog! I love your mask!  Thank you so much! I’m not necessarily one with off-the-runway fashion sense, but I’m really digging the whole midnight black, silver, and sparkling crystal thing going on here. Why don’t you tell me a little bit about your latest book?…