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How To Celebrate A Wednesday

Yesterday’s lesson while editing The Husband Games:

There’s a big difference between a man confessing to a crowded stadium that he “screwed up a lot” and that he “screwed a lot.”

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Writer Wednesday!

Busy times in the Farrell household! Move prep (remember to enter my book giveaway!), kids keeping us busy, and I’m writing writing writing! So, how about a sneak peek at some of that writing? Yes?

Wherein we meet CJ, our intrepid hero in Read more >

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The Bridal Boutique Finalists!!

I Need Your Votes!

My next romance novel, THE HUSBAND GAMES, is set in Bliss, Illinois, the self-proclaimed Most Married-est Town Read more >

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How to Have a Happy 2014

Happy New Year Fireworks

In honor of 2014 being the Year of Happiness, as proclaimed by me and celebrated here for the next 365 days and beyond, I present to you the top ten things I’m excited about in 2014!

10. Moving! (Yep, we’re moving again. And yep, I’m  looking forward to it. It’s all about Read more >

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A Christmas Road Trip Story

Illinois Snow

You know that post I did right before Thanksgiving where I interviewed CJ Blue, hero of The Husband Games, and he mentioned having eleven sisters? Well, i have a confession to make.

His big family was inspired by my mom’s big family. I don’t have quite eleven aunts, but I do have more Read more >

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Welcome To Bliss

The Husband Games cover teaser 2

Bliss, Illinois, is the fictional Most Married-est Town on Earth where the Misfit Brides of Bliss series is set. I had a ton of fun building the world of Bliss, and I hope you have as much fun reading the books. Until then, here are a few little tidbits about Bliss.

  1. The main street in Bliss is known as The Aisle, and it’s lined with every kind of shop a bride could need to plan her perfect wedding.
  2. Bliss was almost called Harmony, but there’s already a Harmony Township in Illinois.
  3. Every June, Bliss’s Bridal Retailers Association* sponsors the Knot Festival.
  4. Divorce attorneys are not allowed to practice inside Bliss city limits. In fact, the D-word isn’t to be spoken in a voice any louder than a whisper, and even then, only if it can’t be helped.
  5. It’s Bliss tradition that all the wedding-themed businesses are owned by married couples who pass the business down to their happily married children when they retire.
  6. The Knot Fest parade is called the Bridal March, and all the brides of Knot Fest week are invited to walk down The Aisle in the parade.
  7. Bliss’s most famous landmark, a hundred-foot-high, 90’s-style bridge wedding cake monument (complete with a splash pad to represent a wedding cake fountain), may have been subconsciously inspired by Touchdown Jesus.**
  8. There’s a minor league team in Bliss is called the Bachelors, and I’m pretty sure they play baseball. (Bliss is still somewhat of a work in progress.) The minor league hockey team is probably going to be the Grooms, and they both exist because I think it would be fun to write some stories about hockey and baseball players someday.
  9. Knot Fest is really just an excuse to have the Husband Games, which are a set of challenges in which men compete in the hopes of being named Husband of the Year.
  10. The Husband Games were inspired by a conversation with a friend about whose husband was better.***

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I Want Your Husbands

Hang on, friends. We’re about to get sappy. 🙂

I’ve been working on The Husband Games for a while now, and this week, I’m knee-deep in revising the section of Read more >

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