The DIY Cover Shoot!

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One of the drawbacks of not having a big publishing house behind you is that you have to do your own author photos and cover designs. Mary T. Wagner shares how her cover shoot elevated the “do-it-yourself” experience to the realm of high comedy. by Mary T. Wagner There are a lot of up sides to being what I call a “DIY” author, one of the zillions of writers out there … [Read more...]

Virginia’s Score

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By Silvio Aladjem MD Prenatal Care was nonexistent at the dawn of the 20th century. The first clinics for prenatal care were opened in Boston in 1900. A few nurses and doctors thought it would be a good idea to see pregnant patients throughout pregnancy. The hope was to be able to detect a rise in blood pressure and make an early diagnosis of toxemia, now known as … [Read more...]

How to Live Happily Ever After with Super People

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By Paula Altenburg Nothing is more humbling than being the Imperfect Woman who lives with Superman. My husband—fondly referred to as the Foreign Guy by our children—raises the meaning of the word competent to whole new levels.  He thrives on disaster. During a hurricane, the family voted him Most Likely to Survive an Apocalypse.  I, on the other hand, was voted Most … [Read more...]

Love Notes

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By Rachel Harris Accidentally Married On Purpose is the third book in my small town romantic comedy series, and while I’ve loved every single moment I’ve spent in Magnolia Springs, I confess this story is my favorite. Why, you may ask? Well, there are many reasons. Sherry has been a fan favorite since Taste the Heat, the first book in the Love and Games series, and I … [Read more...]

Don’t Mess With Us ~ Save the Undies!

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This article is sponsored by U by Kotex® Pads Women have many amazing attributes which include compassion, intelligence, creativity and integrity among many others. We all want to have a bit of a bad-ass and boldness to us and to be respected by others for what we do. Most women want to be independent and strong. As strong women, we need to be confident in our day to day … [Read more...]

Writing and Living by the Seat of My Pants

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By Kathleen Bittner Roth Some people have labeled me as intrepid because I’ve always been willing to forge ahead into the unknown. I may have stumbled and muttered, “Oops,” a few times, but looking back, I wouldn’t give up any of my experiences. Charting unknown territory has led to me to create a successful wellbeing center, to walk on fire, marry in a Scottish Castle, and … [Read more...]

For Women Only: It’s Your Health Plan

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It isn't easy being a woman. Our complex reproductive parts, fluctuating hormones, pregnancy woes, and propensity for brittle bones are a pain in the posterior. As if these problems are not enough, the fairer sex must worry about women's cancers too. And no one seems to be able to tell when we are suffering from a heart attack. Yes, being a female means having to deal with a … [Read more...]

Mixing It Up

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By Sally Clements I love writing romance, but I don’t like to be predictable. I like to explore and challenge expectations of ‘the perfect woman’ and ‘the perfect man’. In life, people come multiple varieties, and I like my heroes and heroines to reflect that. I like turning things around, mixing it up. My latest series for Entangled Publishing, the Under the Hood series, … [Read more...]

I’m Not the Girl Everyone Thought I Should Be

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By Elizabeth Otto I am unorganized. Flighty. Forgetful. Moody. I procrastinate. I’m an introvert, and at times, become nearly manic in my need to create. Not necessarily such good traits, huh? Trust me; these lovely characteristics are things I’ve struggled with most of my life. Especially when it came time to embark on a career and you know, be an adult. I was always a good … [Read more...]

My Mother’s Hands

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By Anya   “It is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don’t know what part of ourselves to give or more often than not, the part we have to give is not wanted. And so it is those we live with and should know who elude us, but we can still love them. We can love completely, without complete understanding.” Rev. Maclean – “River Runs Through It” One of … [Read more...]