Meet Axel. This is him doing what he does best—sleeping. He loves me and gets moody if he misses out on sitting in my lap while I drink my first cup of coffee every morning, but he’s not too fond of other people. He drools when I pet him. I’ve never had a cat do […]
Why Contemporary Romance? #Giveaway
July has swept many changes into my world. Instead of writing, I’m editing. I’ve sent rejections to writers. But while I dashed their dreams, I gave them tips on what they needed to study and hopefully encouraged them. I’ve learned that editors aren’t mean wannabe writers who want to rewrite my book. I didn’t really […]
Our Kitty Adventure by Deb Kastner
Anyone who has followed my life for any length of time knows I’m a dog person through and through. The first thing my husband and I did after we got married was adopt a dog. We currently have an older shepherd/pit bull mix named Sadie and a lovely one-year-old miniature schnauzer Gabriella (Gabby) who has […]
Isn’t It Romantic?
I have a confession to make… While I write romance, my dear husband and I are probably the least romantic couple on the planet! Valentine’s Day is usually a blip on the calendar. We might go out to eat, but never on the holiday. Who wants to face those crowds and long lines? When my […]
Piglets, puppies, and parrots? Pets and romance!
I’ve lived with pets almost all my life, and loved every one of them. Chickens, cats, dogs, and mice growing up. Chickens, cats, and dogs for many years when I lived in Australia before coming to England and getting married. Since being married, we’ve shared our home with cats, a rabbit, and guinea pigs. My […]
The Furry, Four-Legged Characters
I grew up with pets. We always had at least one dog and cat. At different times as a kid, I also had guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, fish, lizards, frogs, and even fiddler crabs. I honestly can’t imagine having a home without pets in it. I don’t always include a furry character in my books, […]