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Unspoken Lyrics: Down In New Orleans

Art imitates life. At least, that’s what I like to think. So when I went to New Orleans in 2014 for a writers’ convention, I was inspired… Want to know what it’s like to walk the streets of the French Quarter like Molly and Tristan …

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Unspoken Lyrics: memories of a real-life TWA stewardess

I love to fly in airplanes. Love how you can travel anywhere in the globe in a matter of hours. That’s partly why it came to me that Molly Evans, the heroine of Unspoken Lyrics, should be a flight attendant for TWA. (Or as they used …

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Shattered Melodies Soundtrack

Shattered Melodies unfolded in my head as nod to ’40s noir. That’s why I found myself listening to the following Chet Baker songs as I was writing and dreaming about the stormy relationship of Claire and Joe, the hero and heroine of this story. You may want …

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Shattered Melodies: Lyrics of the song “Just You and Me” written by the hero to the heroine

In Shattered Melodies,  there are a few phrases of a song called “Just You and Me,” which appears (I won’t say where…!) in the story. So I got to thinking, and decided it would be fun to see if I could write the full-length song. …

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Shattered Melodies: Meet the hero: a character interview with Joe Lucitano

When I sat down to write Shattered Melodies, I had a blast doing character interviews with Claire and Joe. It’s one of my favorite parts of the writing process because, for me, the characters talk, and I just listen to what they’re saying and write it down. So …

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Shattered Melodies: Meet the heroine: a character interview with Claire DuPont

  When I sat down to write Shattered Melodies, I had a blast doing character interviews with Claire and Joe. It’s one of my favorite parts of the writing process because, for me, the characters talk, and I just listen to what they’re saying and …

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My trip to San Francisco: A photo essay

February 2013 I had always wanted to visit San Francisco, and after writing Dialing Dreams, I decided I just had to go see it. So off I went, not sure what to expect, only sure that I wanted to ride a cable car or two and admire …

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Planning your trip to San Francisco

You close the lid of your vintage suitcase and tuck your plane ticket into your purse. You’re headed off for the City by the Bay… Dialing Dreams soundtrack Be serenaded by these classy numbers while you’re immersed in the world of Dialing Dreams. Or savor them …

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Learn 40s slang: a guide to the slang of Dialing Dreams

To give Dialing Dreams its sense of authenticity and place, of course I just had to use some 40s slang in the story. Nick was especially fun to write dialog for, since he uses quite a few slang phrases. Now you can learn a bit of …

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Dialing Dreams: Meet the heroine: a character interview with Belinda Thompson

When I sat down to write Dialing Dreams, I had a blast doing character interviews with Nick and Belinda. It’s one of my favorite parts of the writing process because, for me, the characters talk, and I just listen to what they’re saying and write it …

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