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  • Washington Loves Readers Luncheon October 25, 2014
    As you know (or not), I chaired the first ever Washington Loves Reader’s luncheon on October 11, 2014 along with author, Kimberly Kincaid. It basically meant I got to pick the lunch menu and assign seats. {Rubs hands mad with power} 40 authors showed up to wine and dine the readers, and well, when you getRead more...
  • Ladies of the 80s September 20, 2014
    The book takes place in 1980. I’m a total 80′s child, but I was young in the 80′s and only vaguely remember Reagan’s election. John Lennon’s shooting, I remember not at all. It was really fun doing the research for this book, because there were certain mindsets and mores I had to stick to. ForRead more...
  • Guest- Tina Donahue August 22, 2014
    I’m so thrilled to have one of my co-authors of the Brought to His Knees anthology here today. Tina Donahue has another release called Carnal Takeover! (Love the title) During the day, she’s in charge—at night, he’ll take command of her body, their desires…   Dominance and discipline. Alexandra hungers for both from Daniel, theRead more...

Posts filed under:  Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Get it Together Tuesday: Does absence make the heart grow fonder?

My husband travels for work. A lot. On average last year, he spent 3 weeks out of every 4 out of town. and yet we manage, maybe even better than if he were in town every second of every day. For one, when he is in town, we both work from home, so we do lunch and hang out. And thanks to the internet and cell phones, communication is a breeze. I complained once a few years back to my husband’s grandmother who said, “Oh yes, I remember when Bill was away for the war. (WWII). We wrote lovely letters for three years.”

Whoa! Letters for years? You mean he couldn’t hop on the Net to check out why the monthly phone bill was wonky. And he couldn’t skype with your kid to see the missing tooth? Yeah, I don’t have it so bad.

But what about it romance novels? One of the “rules” for romance writers is that characters shouldn’t be separated for more than ten pages. So, no extended business trips. No semesters abroad, etc… It makes for some creative plotting, if you write by the rules. Then again, romance novels are the perfect world scenarious and usually illustrate the courtship of a relationship, not the marriage.

What do think? Does absence make the heart grow fonder?