Archive for: ‘May 2017’

Podcast – The Business of Writing

May 28, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

I was recently interviewed on a radio station in Washington DC. Come take a look at the podcast! I talk about The Business of Writing. If you want to get your book published then you might want to watch. I focus on romance writing since that’s what I write and I’m most familiar with it.

44 Cranberry Point

May 24, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy


44 Cranberry Point by Debbie Macomber

Have you ever felt threatened by an anonymous note?

Bob and Peggy Beldon run the Thyme and Tide bed and breakfast in Cedar Cove. Things have been weird since a man died in their home. Turns out the dead man has unique connections to a couple of folks in Cedar Cove – which makes a cozy-type mystery to be played out in this novel.

Roy receives mysterious postcards. He had no idea who could be sending him these cryptic messages.

Grace is still upset about her unwanted breakup with Cliff. Can she win him back? She’s sorry about the online love affair she’s had with Will, her best friend, Olivia’s brother.

Meanwhile, Olivia still tries to get her husband, Jack, to slow down. He’s a workaholic and they should be spending more time together. She also attempts to get him to improve his eating habits.

This book reminded me of a movie script or a TV show instead of a novel. There were lots of characters. I suppose that’s why they made a TV show from this series of novels.

So, have you ever felt threatened by an anonymous note? If so, what did the note say? Did you ever find out who sent it to you?

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 14, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

Happy Mother’s Day!

How will you be spending your wonderful day? Dinner? Movies? Spending time with family? Whatever you do, be sure to enjoy and pamper yourself! As mothers, we deserve to be pampered!



Like A Brother

May 10, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy


Like A Brother by Maurice M. Gray, Jr.

Have you ever loaned money to a family member? Did they pay you back?

Jeremiah (Jay) is always there to support his family. His support is so strong that his family takes advantage of his kindness – putting his life at a major disadvantage. His dating life is also somewhat complicated since he has a crush on Jenisse, a woman to whom he’s been connected for years. He wants to move forward with his life and date others, but, something is holding him back.

This book shows how complicated familial relationships can be. It’s hard to make the family dynamic work, especially when folks have a lot of issues from which to overcome. God has the answers to our problems and it’s important for folks to own up to their insecurities and issues. Overall, this was a good, insightful read.

This is a unique romance novel told totally from the male point-of-view, which was refreshing. It tells of the struggles that a good, intelligent man can face while trying to date. I think it’s hard for some women to realize that there are good men out there, good men that are struggling to find a good woman. So, when women complain about not being able to find a good man, then they should read this book, see how it is from the other side (the man’s point of view).

So, have you ever loaned money to a family member? If so, did they ever pay you back?


A Husband For Holly

May 3, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy


A Husband For Holly by Marion Ueckermann

Have you ever hired an interior decorator? Was it expensive? Were you pleased with the results?

When Holly is hired to decorate the office of the new parish priest, she gives the project her best effort, using her talents to make the office look wonderful. However, Christopher (the new Scottish priest) has much on his mind. He’s still reeling over his broken heart, plus, he has a wandering father who suffers from Alzheimer’s.

Holly is not interested in romance right now. Her decorating business takes up most of her time. But, for some reason, she can’t ignore the deep attraction she has for handsome Christopher.

I enjoyed this light, wonderful holiday story. This story also shows how hard it is to deal with an ailing parent.

So, have you ever hired an interior decorator? Was it expensive? Were you pleased with the results?