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The Most Romantic Time of the Year — Prom!

Image courtesy of Benjamin Earwicker Prom season is upon us once again. To a teacher, the prom is a major distraction. My students are illicitly sneaking onto dress sites instead of working on their projects in the computer lab, and some of the guys are comparison shopping for...
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Romance Books and Puppy Love

1109186_54149830I just finished reading Rich Amooi’s Dog Day Wedding, a cute romance with a happily-ever-after ending. (I love a good HEA!) It starts with a jilted groom—yes, a groom left at the altar, not a bride—who is having the worst day...
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How to Write a Romance Novel (with Tongue Firmly in Cheek)

Writing a novel is an interesting time-consuming fascinating process. Writing multiple novels in a short period of time is challenging insane. (Already you can see part of my process: write it down, then go back and look for a better word choice.) Some authors start with a scene, or an overheard snippet that...
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Chocolate Lasagna — Unveiled!

chocolate lasagna
“Save room for dessert,” she advised, “it’s tiramisu or chocolate lasagna tonight. If you need anything, push the button on the sideboard and I will be right back.” She disappeared again, leaving the five diners to their food.
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