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October 1st, 2014 | Filed under: News

Sweet Delivery

Woot! It’s here! Just Desserts is available to pre-order on Amazon! Just Desserts [Kindle Edition] Tricia Quinnies (Author)   Publication Date: October 7, 2014

September 29th, 2014 | Filed under: Musings

Just Desserts: Interview with Sadie and Quinn

“Sadie and Quinn sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-ing. First comes loves than comes…”  “Quiet, Dad. Quinn and I have to answer some questions.” Is your character fictional or a historic person? “Quinn has more history than I do.” Sadie jabs him with her elbow. “Ow, sweetheart. There’s nothing ancient or fictional when we’re driving to Wrigleyville in the Porsche.” “My mother was born in Ireland? Does that count?” Quinn sips his coffee. “Not unless there are some deep dark secrets you want to reveal, Sadie.” “Nope, your well-to-do family has a treasure trove, I’ll bet. Enough to fill Wrigley Field.” …read more…

September 9th, 2014 | Filed under: News

Just Desserts

Check out the cover for Just Desserts, my debut novel. I’m so excited to share my vision of Sadie with you!

September 7th, 2014 | Filed under: Musings

Just Desserts Cover Reveal

It’s here! Tuesday September 9th the cover for Just Desserts will be revealed. It’ll be fun if you can join the reveal at: In the meantime let’s talk covers. Who can’t talk about covers? Not many. Especially writers. And just so you know most covers that are splashed on the interweb and what not, have NOT been chosen by the author. So it’s best not to judge the writer, writing or story on the cover. But we can peruse covers and talk books. I love dishing about covers. It’s all about the cover … right? Not really, but you …read more…

August 25th, 2014 | Filed under: Musings

Just Desserts Meet Sadie’s Dad–Paul Maxon

Sadie’s dad–Paul Maxon–spent most of his adult life in Ireland where he met the love of his life, Kate. His Irish roots were transplanted and his love for Jameson Whisky, potatoes and meat have remained steadfast. When he returned to the States with his beautiful and pregnant wife he changed and when Sadie was born he became a different man. A doting and loving “Pop” for Sadie. Paul and Kate took over the diner that belonged to his grandparents in their home town of Lake Geneva. As the culinary genius, Kate turned Ms. Katie’s Diner into an organic hot spot for Chicago …read more…

August 12th, 2014 | Filed under: News

August is Read-a-Romance Month

        I fully agree with Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Life’s too short to read depressing books. The last days of summer are perfect for reading a romance. There’s a choice for every reader out there looking for a story that will suck us in, make us laugh or shed a tear. The heart of a romance is the beauty of the romance and it’s all about the emotion. There’s nothing more satisfying than following a heroine or hero and feeling their trials and tribulations on the road to happiness. My personal choice is the happy ending, but I’m …read more…

August 4th, 2014 | Filed under: Musings

Sweet Corn for Just Desserts

There’s nothing like cobs of sweet corn drenched in butter and glistening with chunks of rock salt. At Ms. Katie’s Diner it’s a dish that’s almost better than dessert, but not quite! Sadie buys the corn she serves at the diner from her good friend Lindy Parker. Lindy runs an organic farm with exceptional standards. Lindy’s corn must be knee high by the 4th of July. Barely 24-years-old Lindy has been CEO of her  family’s farm since a teen and has learned to take zero gruff from anyone in the farming business or in life.  Which  includes her oldest and dearest friend, …read more…

July 28th, 2014 | Filed under: News, On Writing

Motivator #3–Writing Conferences

As the big one has kicked off this past week in San Antonio, Texas  I have to reveal the truth. I’m jealous. I’m not proud of it, but I’m admitting it. I’ve had to refrain from Twitter. I’ve paused before hitting “Like” at the many pics being posted by my WisRWA writer colleagues on Facebook. For romance writers of all kinds, this conference is the Cadillac of conferences. It’s work and fun and a whole lot of it.  You have the opportunity to come face to face with authors and go all fan girl. It’s exciting when you meet writers that …read more…

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