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Romance Novels by the Numbers

Horse enthusiast and best-selling romance writer Cathy Maxwell dishes about her craft in the company of one of her four-legged friends. Video by Penelope M. Carrington/TImes-Dispatch. She wheeled her car into the steep, narrow driveway, clutched the gearshift and eased it forward into park. She turned off the engine, let out a breath and relaxed for a moment, letting the …

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Holidays and PASSION


I want to talk to those of you who don’t have anyone to love.  The reasons are many:  you haven’t met “the one” yet, you broke up with someone who could have been “the one,” you divorced “the–used to be–one,” or like myself you’ve lost someone dear to you. Christmas can be a tough time when you are alone.  And …

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Three Things I Know About Love

December 24, 2010 Romance and Christmas, the season of generosity, fit hand-in-hand.  Is there any miracle more empowering than Love?  In discovering not only that you love, but are loved in returned?  And that you will never again be alone? As a romance writer, I don’t just trade on the belief that we all feel love is the purpose to …

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Peru Trip


I can’t wait to return to Peru, and I shall. The cuisine is one of the best in the world and the people are welcoming, generous and kind. Plus my ties to Peru are growing—my daughter’s now engaged to a Peruvian gent, a true pearl of a man. Sharing with you photos of the Parque del Amor which attracts lovers. …

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My Trip To India


My daughter spent a semester in the south of India. I met her for a walk about. Together we visited The Gate of India and the palace in New Delhi. Oh, to be a maharajah! No picture can convey the beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. It was surrounded by tourists from all countries, but mostly the Middle …

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Be Fearless – Writing Advice


My one piece of advice to anyone involved in a writing career is to be fearless. It takes guts to put yourself out there for everyone to read. And no, the crowd doesn’t always roar approval . . . but when they do-it’s sweet. What exactly is involved in fearlessness? Well, here are the components I include in my definition …

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Avon video about “The Marriage Ring”

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