Category Archives: Romance

Audio to Violets

I  have been waiting impatiently for the release of this audio! I am thrilled with the performance of Cheyenne Bizon and Paul Bugallo, both from Ohio (where the main characters of the book were from). They did an amazing job. … Continue reading

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Where the Yellow Violets Grow

Maybe we’ll be home by Christmas. It’s so lovely in Pennsylvania at Christmas time. And then you and I could walk in the woods. The forest is beautiful in the winter. I’ll show you where the yellow violets grow. We’ll dig in the snow and find the trailing arbutus. They have a lovely fragrance.

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Making More (stories)

I’ve been lured into the NaNoWriMo Camp. I tried keeping up with writing a novel in July once before but the summer just hit me too hard and there were just too many other things to do other than write. … Continue reading

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Making More Stories

They say (“they” being all the industry advisors) that the best way to sell books is to write more. I don’t know about that. I certainly don’t want to get too back logged. But I DO have a story in … Continue reading

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December 2016 Contest Roundup

Here is a great list of upcoming events for those of us pitching to agents and editors. You don’t want to miss these contests. Pitch parties are addicting! It’s the last Contest Roundup of 2016! If there’s one thing that … Continue reading

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Making Back Story – Cassie

Cassandra’s Castle Because this is the blog post for August 31, the official launch date for Cassandra’s Castle, we’re going to talk a little bit about Cassie. Long before Cassie was born, she appeared to her father in a dream. … Continue reading

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Making Back Story – Elizabeth

Friends of the royal family, Elizabeth grew up with Marques, Martim and Valerio. Once a tom-boy, the lovely duchess learned to ride, hunt and shoot, as well as any man, thus spending her childhood competing against the king’s sons and … Continue reading

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Update on Cassandra’s Castle

Xylon Productions LLC is excited to announce that Cassandra’s Castle is now under the fiscal umbrella of non-profit organization From the Heart Productions. This means donors will have a 100% tax credit for either an individual donation or a company … Continue reading

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Making Believe the Vampire didn’t die…

Murder is in the air. People vanish, strange statues appear, and a deceased vampire’s demise is haunting the heirs of the Peadlebody estate. “Campy, fun, for some reason the writing and characterization remind me of The Confederacy of the Dunces…This … Continue reading

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Cassandra’s Castle

I first began reMartins_Raymakersearch for Cassandra’s Castle the same time a friend, Pat Stricklin and I began a genealogy research for her grandfather. It was said her grandpa was related to Portuguese royalty. We did find some information about him. Because of certain circumstances, he and her grandmother had never been photographed together. Touched by their lives, I felt compelled to paint a portrait of the two together. It was a very emotional experience for me. Continue reading

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