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  • Halloween

    Last week I forgot my blob, not because I did not wish to do it, but because of Halloween and my children being quite excited and having so much to do. So I apologize for skipping a blog. To think about it, Halloween is not really a holiday that I care for too much because it is all about scaring people. And I am all about love. However, in even the worst moments, I can see that there can be some fun and romance in it. And with this in mind, I can think up one scenario that can make a very romantic setting. That is when two people meet…

  • The Moment

    When it comes to romance, one of the best moments in any romance novel is that moment of the declaration of love. Whether it be offhandedly said or said in a rage or if it was planned in a romantic setting, that moment is one of the reasons I know I read romance novels and write them. I love coming up with unique and exciting yet realistic ways for the moment to happen in a book.  Although in real life, sometimes it happens on the spur of the moment. In life that moment is a huge moment between two people. And sometimes it comes out in ways that make it…

  • Sharing the season of fall

    I love the fall. I find it very inspiring in my writing. Because we can do so many things in the fall. I love this fall season, the holidays, and the spices. The air is crisp, and fun outdoor activities, like apple picking, comes to mind. The smells of everyone cooking all the fall foods. I love the fall.  So much to this time of year, as leaves turn colors and we end an old year. This is the time of year to see the beauty that the world has to offer to us. This is the time to enjoy what we have, to look at what the year has…

  • It’s Fall

    As I look outside today, I see the beauty of the fall season. I love the fall and how romantic it can be to walk under colorful trees. All the bright reds, yellows, oranges, the smells and spices of this time of year. Knowing that Halloween and Christmas are on their way. For me, this is my favorite season and the most romantic time of year. Where it is not too cold outside for walks and outside activities. Yet chilly enough at night to want to cuddle up against your love with hot cocoa and a blanket.  Just taking a moment Where I live, we celebrate Thanksgiving. As much as…

  • My Newest Novel

    In the next couple of hours to days, I have another book that will be accessible for purchase for those who are interested. I know I took a long break in not writing, but I am back and will concentrate on my books and doing some new and exciting things. I hope you enjoy my latest addition to the Olivia Shepard collection. Here is a little teaser to my newest book, Golden Beauty. After a great tragedy, Lady Annabel and her sister were left with no parents and under the care of an evil man. After two years of suffering, they manage to escape, and Annabel is dead set on…

  • My Love of Writing

    I am currently working on my next book, Simply You. I find it fun and interesting when I write a book, and I start with one idea in mind, but it changes as my book progresses. I love how my characters develop as I write. Makes my characters seem like they could have been real. Sometimes an evil character that I have imagined would end up one way or another, tends to learn and change and, in the end, is not the genuine bad guy of the story. I love writing because there is no end to the possibilities of what could happen. Whether one character is a bad guy…

  • Just a Thought

    In my blogs, I talk a lot about love, from different sides of love to romance and many more things. I have always tried to inspire and create a welcoming place for anyone to read about love, all kinds of love. I am an author who writes about love all the time, and even though these are like fairy tales, I would like to think that love, like my books or any romance author’s book, could in some form come true. Love is love. It may not always be grand, but it can get complicated and come in many different forms. But love is something we share. One thing I…

  • It has been a while

    It has been a while since my last blog. Summer tends to keep me entirely occupied. When you have a big family like mine, you tend to have a busy summer because everyone is off for the summer. But that does not mean we should not take time for ourselves. One thing that I do know is that love is essential, and the most important love is the love of yourself. You cannot truly be in love if you cannot love yourself. And I know that not everyone will agree with this statement, which is okay. But in my experience, a person who hates themselves tends to use love as…

  • How do we know we are falling in love?

    I have researched and found some ways we can know if we fall in love with someone. In my following few blogs, I will look at different ways a character could know they are falling in love. And as a writer, these concepts help me develop my plot in my book because I can use these ways one or more than one to showcase the character and how they are falling in love with another character.  The first method I am looking at is that the best of yourself comes out when you are around the person. You know you are falling in love if when you are around that…

  • Falling in love

    I write a lot about romance and just finished writing a book recently, yet it accrued to me that in all my writings, I have not once looked at how a person would know that they are in love. Falling in love is a different experience for each person. Sometimes it takes time. Sometimes it is quick. Sometimes the character falls in love and does not even realize it, and sometimes, they know it from the beginning. And I write my books with this in mind. Each story is different, just like each character is. I find it interesting to see the different possibilities that a story can take. And…