In Others’ Words: When Story Conquers Fear

Beth Vogt In Others' Words, Quotes, story 10 Comments

I sat across from my trusted friend Wise Guy recently and told him, “My heart seems smaller.” Had unrelenting circumstances — mine and others’ close to me — turned me into some emotional Grinch and downsized my heart? As I talked some and listened more, I realized that yes, fear had crept in and silenced me … that unknowingly I …

Guest Post: Debut Author Katie Ganshert

Beth Vogt Life, Quotes, Reality 20 Comments

Today my friend and fellow debut author, Katie Ganshert, shares a quote with us. Katie will be joining me, Dani Pettrey and Olivia Newport for an a-ma-zing launch party on May 15th! Mark your calendars  & plan to join us.     “Even if we do everything right, things are still going to go wrong.” –Evan Price from Wildflowers from …

In Others’ Words: Regrets

Beth Vogt Quotes, Reality 42 Comments

“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” ~Unknown When you think about it, that quote makes a lot of sense. Focus on the past? There’s no way you’ll achieve forward motion into the future. Keep looking back over your shoulder? You’ll miss the opportunities waiting for you here and now. You …

In Others’ Words: Anticipation

Beth Vogt Quotes, Reality 33 Comments

  “I can’t help flying on the wings of anticipation. It’s as glorious as soaring through a sunset … almost pays for the thud.” ~Lucy Maude Montgomery, author Oh, how I love Lucy Maude Montgomery’s quote! I laughed out loud when I read it the first time; and I laughed out loud again when I read it to my husband. …

In Others’ Words: Forward Motion

Beth Vogt Quotes, Reality 20 Comments

“I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is a step forward.” ~ Thomas Edison, American inventor Things didn’t go as planned yesterday. (Well, actually today. But when you read this post, it will be yesterday. Sorry. Digressing.) I put a lot of time and effort — and also utilized someone else’s time and effort — into something. And …

Contemporary Romance Writers: Telling the Truth

Beth Vogt Reality, Romance, Writing 9 Comments

I love the characters I run into when I read a novel. It doesn’t matter whether I’m reading a romantic suspense, a la Susan May Warren, a low country romance, a la Rachel Hauck,  an historical a la Siri Mitchell, or even a contemporary romance, a la … well, all three of those authors (and even my upcoming debut novel, …

Opposites Attract — or do they?

Beth Vogt Reality, Romance, Writing 9 Comments

We’ve heard it so many times it qualifies as an overworked, underpayed cliche: Opposites attract. Really? Do they? And if those opposites get all attracted to one another, is this a good thing? There certainly are certainly plenty of  novels where two very different personalities fall in love. Here are two from two of my favorite authors: Joy and Luke, …