Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Journey to a half-marathon

A friend of mine sent me a link to a half-marathon race in Ireland. Talk about a siren song. I only debated doing it for about a day. The next day I signed up.

Nope, I have never run a half-marathon in my life. Only the past year or so have I run 5Ks or 5-mile races. But hey! Why not set a goal for yourself, right? And if you're going to set a goal, you might as well make it BIG.

I have eight months to get prepared for this race and I thought I'd invite you along for the journey. I've already done two 5K runs this new year and I've signed up for thirteen more. These races will keep me motivated for the long-term goal.

Along the way though, I have to get in shape and get ready. I'm starting out my journey with the Couch-to-5K workout and I'll continue on from there.

There is no dieting in this effort. Only continuing to eat right.

The workout to prepare for the races is key. Especially when I'm one of those people who can't actually run. I mean, yes, I can run, but not gracefully and not without a lot of sucking wind. According to some friends, the way past this is to try the Couch-to-5K workout for nine weeks.

Join me for the fun and the routine and let's see what happens.

Week 1: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Brisk five-minute warmup walk
Alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes
Cool down for another five minutes

Tuesday and Thursday are cross-training days. These days you build muscles or play another sport so you strengthen.

My Tuesday and Thursday workouts Week 1 include walking on a high incline, abdominal exercises, along with light weights for arms and legs.

Hope you'll join me on this journey and share your experience and fun.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Phish NET Stalkings available on ebook

All Jane wanted was to find love. Was that too much to ask?

How difficult could it be to find one man, the perfect man for her? After dating the losers of the century, Jane decides there has to be a better way. She turns to an online dating service. After all, they guarantee a ‘happily ever after’ or your money back.

Jane East, CEO of Not-So-Plain-Jane’s organic cosmetics wants to fall in love with a man who makes her toes curl when he kisses her. Unfortunately, the one man who makes her toes curl also wears ladies’ pink underwear and a badge. The pink underwear she could probably deal with, but the badge is a different story.

Ever since seeing her mother and granny Pearl murdered by men with badges, Jane has a fear of cops and anyone who carries a badge. Especially, because the killers are still on the loose and searching for her.

Former FBI Cybercrime special agent turned small-town Chief of Police, Cooper Chance, gets caught with his pants down and his family jewels tucked in pink ladies’ underwear with lacy frills when he meets the woman of his dreams. That’s not his only issue. The woman has a fear of cops. If he can get past her guard, maybe he can save her life.

The ebook is out now and available at:



Phish NET Stalkings will be available at Barnes & Noble and in print soon!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's here! The cover for Phish NET Stalkings is here!

The cover to my latest techno-romantic thriller has just arrived!

Look at those legs!

I want to meet the guy who posed for that picture.

Yes, I said guy.

HA! You had to do a double-take didn't you? Don't feel bad so did I.

I'm waiting on a release date, but hope it will be soon.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Chat with author Denise Robbins

The Writer's Chatroom is talking with Denise Robbins Sunday evening and you don't want to miss it.

Chat with Denise Robbins

High-tech becomes high-risk in Denise Robbins' novels. The New Hampshire-based author uses two decades of experience in computers to explore the killer possibilities in technology. Denise integrates her knowledge of computers and technology along with secrets, intrigue, suspense, and even a little romance into all of her techno-romantic thriller novels.

Readers and reviewers agree Denise writes stories that will keep you at the edge of your seat and clamoring for more.

Her fifth novel is about to be released and she's already at work on her sixth.

In addition to writing, Denise enjoys scuba diving (only in warm water), snowboarding, running, and playing in her garden.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Running the Cabin Fever 5K

Today I continue my Will Run for Beer series in running the Smuttynose Palooza, the Cabin Fever 5K.

Let the craziness begin!

As of January 9th there are almost 400 registered in this race and all will probably freeze their bunnies off.

If you'd like to join me on one of these Will Run for Beer series races, just click here and pick a race the sign up and join in the fun.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Writer's Chatroom - Talking Writing and Books

Join me Sunday, January 15, 2012 between 7 to 9 PM at Writer's Chatroom to talk about writing and books.

There will be a gab session and a giveaway!

Stop by, ask some questions, and just have fun. There's no registration necessary. Just hop on in and chat.

Click here to join me Writer's Chatroom.

Writer's Digest voted Writer's Chatroom one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers for the 5th time.

Preditors and Editors voted Writer's Chatroom #1 Best Writing Resource.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Writing Prompt Wednesday

Writing prompt Wednesday is an opportunity to break that writer's block and boost your creativity.

It's simple and fun and a great way to kickoff your writing.

Here's how it works.

1. I leave the beginning of a sentence.
2. You read the beginning of the sentence.
3. You finish the sentence. (Write a sentence, a paragraph, a page, however much your mind let's you create.)
4. Share whatever you come up with here as a comment. (You don't have to share, but it is half the fun.)

Here's your writing prompt: A masked man...

Let your mind go, your fingers fly, and have fun. Happy writing!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A New Year...A New Writing Prompt

Happy New Year! Now let's get those creative writing juices flowing.

How do you that?

Easy. I give you the beginning of a sentence and you finish it. Write a sentence, a paragraph or as much as your creative mind can do.

You don't have to but it's always fun if you share what you write with us. Feel free to paste in your response in the comments.

Most of all...have fun and let your mind go.

First writing prompt of 2012: She rang in the new year...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

What will you read first in 2012?

While many of you are recuperating from last night's over-indulgence with ice packs, burying your heads in the pillows, or hair of the dog, I will be doing my first run of 2012. If I survive the 1st Run 5K I will be crashing at the house later and cracking open a book by one of my favorite authors, Carla Neggers.

I am kicking off my 2012 reading list with Saint's Gate by Carla Neggers.

Blurb: When Emma Sharpe is summoned to a convent on the Maine coast, it’s partly for her art crimes work with the FBI, partly because of her past with the religious order. At issue is a mysterious painting depicting scenes of Irish lore and Viking legends, and her family’s connection to the work. But when the nun who contacted her is murdered, it seems legend is becoming deadly reality.

Colin Donovan is one of the FBI’s most valuable assets—a deep-cover agent who prefers to go it alone. He’s back home in Maine after wrapping up his latest mission, but his friend Father Bracken presents him with an intrigue of murder, international art heists and a convent’s long-held secrets that is too tempting to resist. So is Emma Sharpe. As the danger spirals ever closer, Colin’s certain of only one thing—Emma is at the center of it all.

A ruthless killer has Emma and Colin in the crosshairs, plunging them into a race against time and drawing them deeper into a twisted legacy of betrayal and deceit.

What are you reading first?

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