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We've moved! - Monday, February 27th 2012 1:55 AM
Come join us at our new digs!  http://babesinbookland.wordpress.com/
The last word from Colin Campbell - Friday, February 24th 2012 12:37 AM
IF A PICTURE’S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS   Paraphrasing there, but remember when Telly Savalas sang that? Well, growled it. I bet when he had the Number 1 UK single back...
More From Guest Blogger Colin Campbell - Wednesday, February 22nd 2012 4:08 AM
- BRING ON THE UGLY   As opposed to “Bring on the gimp,” which is a completely different proposition. From, Pulp Fiction of course. Not a real gimp. Am I digging...
The Babes are thrilled to welcome guest blogger Colin Campbell - Monday, February 20th 2012 3:58 AM
   WHAT IS COOL   I’ve been trying this for years and always failed miserably. So, here’s a question that should cause some debate. What exactly is...
Special Guest Blogger this Week - Saturday, February 18th 2012 3:36 AM
Meet Colin Campbell, he'll be here all week to chat and maybe answer a few questions! BLOG INTRO COLIN CAMPBELL - AUTHOR BIO Ex-Army, retired cop and former Scenes Of Crime...
Childhood friends...in the military? - Thursday, February 16th 2012 10:39 AM
Changing duty stations every three years makes keeping friendships difficult.  I went to 10 different schools from preschool to senior.  I was always the new kid....
‘Cause you gotta have friends . . . - Monday, February 13th 2012 4:37 AM
Thank you Bette for those lyrics.  So how far back do friendships go?  I’m more of an acquaintance person.  I have a few close friends and while only one...
The Crossing, by Serita Jakes - Sunday, February 12th 2012 9:28 PM
The Crossingby Serita Jakes I was intrigued when I heard about this book on the Dr. Phil Show.  The theme of the show was domestic violence, and this novel...
5 things to know about writing historicals... - Thursday, February 9th 2012 10:31 AM
  I’m tackling this because this is my new direction.  I couldn’t think of 10.   1. Pick an era and learn all you can.  Do your research.  I...
Wednesday - Wednesday, February 8th 2012 10:25 AM
Good morning everyone! Ever have that feeling that things are spiraling out of control? that would be me today, and it doesn't matter how much I tell myself to think positive...
The top 10 things to know . . . - Monday, February 6th 2012 5:11 AM
I’ll take mystery for $1,000.00, Wink. Make sure your villain is as strong as your protagonist.  It takes a stupid sleuth to find a stupid criminal. ...
playing to your strengths.... - Thursday, February 2nd 2012 11:48 AM
  This isn’t so hard for me. My strength is in character and weakness is in plot. I stink at plotting.  I didn’t used to be this way.  It’s only since...
Top five weaknesses and strengths in writing - Tuesday, January 31st 2012 7:44 PM
  Let’s do a David Letterman style Top Five Writing Weaknesses of Traci Hall: 5. When faced with writing daily pages or going to lunch, I always pick lunch. 4. I hate...
Writing strengths and weaknesses . . . - Monday, January 30th 2012 11:58 PM
Weaknesses could be a very long list.  I’m pretty hard on myself.  So let’s start with the positives . . . I can plot.  I’m great at brainstorming and I...
Sister, by Rosamund Lupton - Sunday, January 29th 2012 9:14 PM
Sisterby Rosamund LuptonSister is a riveting debut novel that will keep you up at night, first in the reading of it, second in trying to get it out of your mind. A gothic...
off topic, change comes slow - Thursday, January 26th 2012 12:14 PM
  I can’t add anymore to ‘budget yourself’ better than Rhonda has said.  Both Rhonda and I have been at this career for nearly 20 years, we know how to do it....
promotional $$ - Wednesday, January 25th 2012 10:15 AM
Happy Wednesday, everyone! I don't spend a lot of money on promotion - thanks to the other Babes, I was coached early, lol. Postcards are an inexpensive way to leave...
Promo ho-ing: have you gone over the top? - Monday, January 23rd 2012 1:05 AM
Got a budget?  Well, then that should be thing one on your list.  I’ll say my little mantra again – you have to spend some money to make money but only a fool...
Before I Go To Sleep, by S.J. Watson - Sunday, January 22nd 2012 10:38 PM
 Before I Go To Sleepby S.J. Watson A stunning debut, Before I Go To Sleep is the first novel in a long time that I simply could not put down.  A psychological...
Most Valuable Conference Hummm? - Thursday, January 19th 2012 11:32 AM
 The Babes are supposed to be talking about the most valuable conference.  I haven't been to one in a couple years so I'm not a good judge.  The last one I...
who can you call? - Wednesday, January 18th 2012 5:15 PM
      Who can you call? Writing is a solitary job. Nobody else can put words to paper in your voice, in your style. But a good critique partner can...
Who are your writing friends? - Monday, January 16th 2012 4:37 AM
Off Topic There are times when you just need another writer buddy.  Someone who understands exactly what you’re going through as you slog through your...
Underground Time, by Delphine de Vigan - Sunday, January 15th 2012 10:04 PM
 Underground Timeby Delphine de ViganI'm in a quandary as to whether or not to recommend this one.  On the one hand, the prose is absolutely stunning.  It...
the one thing I learned.... - Thursday, January 12th 2012 8:21 AM
In the past year I’ve learned a lot about myself, none of it flattering.  I learned that the discipline that took me through 25 years with the Marine Corps and to...
It’s all about me! - Tuesday, January 10th 2012 12:02 AM
What did I learn about myself in 2011?  I hate these introspective topics, just so you know.  But I’ll be a good Babe. I learned I don’t do well without...