Quote I Love: The Love of Three

Here’s this week’s quote I love…

I’ve always enjoyed a good menage love story.

“Sex between a man and a woman can be absolutely wonderful – provided you get between the right man and the right woman.”

-Woody Allen


Thanks for the work ethic!

Once a week I post about something I’m loving (tv, movies, books, art, photos, romances, authors, or anything else). So here is this week’s For the Love of…

On a personal note this week, I want to wish my mom a happy retirement! And a happy second retirement to my dad who’s about to finish up with his job too! They just bought a motor home and GPS. I’m thinking we may never see them again.

In all seriousness I wish them a relaxing, joyful, and entertaining retirement. They deserve it.

I owe both my parents a huge thanks for teaching me the value of hard work. They have strong work ethics and give their all to whatever they do. I’ve always admired that about them. Well, actually when I was little I thought that was how everyone went about their work. Then I grew older, got out in the real world, and realized not everyone is like that.

So thanks, Mom and Dad. I owe part of my determination and dedication with my writing to you. Happy retirement to you both!

And just for fun I’m including a pic of the folks. And since they’d probably kill me if I posted anything recent, it’s one of my favorites from their earlier days.

Sloan's Parents

(c) Sloan Parker

Respect the Process

I’m the guest blogger over at Loose Ends (the Loose Id Author blog) today. I shared about my writing process and the recent bit of panic with the outline for my latest work in progress, Trapped.

You can check it out here

Hope you have a good one!

Quote I Love: Smuggling the rabbits into the hat

I’m about to start revisions to my recently contracted book, Breathe, so I thought I’d share some quotes on editing and working with an editor.

“You can never read your own book with the innocent anticipation that comes with that first delicious page of a new book, because you wrote the thing. You’ve been backstage. You’ve seen how the rabbits were smuggled into the hat.”
-Margaret Atwood

“…You generally start out with some overall idea that you can see fairly clearly, as if you were standing on a dock and looking at a ship on the ocean. At first you can see the entire ship, but then as you begin work you’re in the boiler room and you can’t see the ship anymore… What you really want in an editor is someone who’s still on the dock, who can say, Hi, I’m looking at your ship, and it’s missing a bow, the front mast is crooked, and it looks to me as if your propellers are going to have to be fixed.”
-Michael Crichton

“You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.”
-Arthur Plotnik

Tomorrow I’m starting the revisions. Wish me luck.

Contract Signed for Breathe

I’m excited to announce that I signed a contract with Loose Id for my second novel, Breathe, a gay romantic suspense. I don’t have a release date yet, but I’ll post the details and a blurb once I have more information.