The “real life” Jellybean….Junie!
Thought I’d pop in and post about my newest book, Paws for Love. It truly was a labor of love, as the naughty dog in the story is modeled after my own naughty dog, Junie the rescue terrier! Talk about a stinker, and we love her to pieces! Anyhoo, below is the blurb but if you want to pop by the FB or Twitter pages, we’re doing all kinds of contests in February to celebrate! Thanks for reading this blog.
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There’s no quiet on the set when over-the-hill screen star Lawrence Tucker brings his naughty terrier, Jellybean, on location to the beachside town of Albatross, California. When Jellybean develops a rapport with Tucker’s violin tutor, the painfully shy, socially awkward Misty Agnelli, her arm is twisted into minding the mischievous animal. Trailing Jellybean leads Misty into the candy store of Bill Woodson, a handsome chocolatier with a painful secret and a three-year-old niece to raise. Misty must deal with the unstable Tucker, a temperamental Jellybean, her budding feelings for the mysterious Bill, and the high-pressure atmosphere on the set. Though she wants nothing more than to flee, how can she tell her Grandma, Lawrence Tucker’s biggest fan, that she abandoned the star and his dog? It’s actors, animals, and antics galore when Jellybean gives his own heartwarming performance.
Yes, I know it’s only October, but it’s never too early to test your Nutcracker trivia savvy! See how many of these answers you know.
Hey, all. So thrilled to be discussing the nutty world of fiction writing with fellow Harvest House author Virginia Smith! Take a look at our rockstar YouTube video. Like or comment on the video for a chance to win one of our books. Subscribe to my YouTube channel to enter the August prize pack giveaway. God bless!
Why bother going on a fiction writing research field trip anyway? In today’s techno world, you can sniff out any detail on the Internet, everything from facts to pictures to interviews, so why venture out? For me, it’s the smell of a place, the pace of life and the seemingly unimportant details that jump out to me that make the trip worthwhile. For instance, on the last research adventure to California’s Gold Country, we arrived at the end of summer and the rolling hills were covered by dry, golden grass. It has a certain smell, in the morning, in the afternoon, and in the evening as the ground cools down. That smell is important and it will help add descriptive dimension and give my novel an authentic feel, I hope. Below is a quick clip from a recent research trip. We’re doing a little August prize pack contest for those who subscribe to my YouTube channel. (A gift tote and books/or an Amazon ecard for those outside the U.S.)
Have you read a book recently that made you feel like you were there in the fictional setting? Do share!
It’s sad, but true. Sometimes writers can be extremely irritating! Exploring this topic on the Suspense Sisters blog today and doing a little giveaway. Click the link below and take a look!
Top Three Annoying Writer Qualities