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Juniper Bell is a multi-published, bestselling author of erotic romance. She lives with her husband in a cabin in Alaska with no running water and a spectacular view of glaciers. She wound up in the frozen north after leaving her career as a stressed-out Los Angeles TV writer. Luckily, her love for writing survived the move. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her family, traveling, shoveling snow, and dreaming about the day she moves to Hawaii.

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Olympic Inspiration

By On Aug 2 2012, 6:00 am

We don't have a TV. Most of the time this doesn’t bother me. It encourages our eight-year-old to entertain herself – she’s big on pretend, and her imagination rivals any TV show out there. When we need our media fix (and we do!) we watch DVD’s. When I’m not writing, I’m reading or seeking out weird news on the Internet. I’ve learned to live with the lack of TV.

Except when the Olympics roll around.

Then I go a little crazy. I see write-ups on the web – Fierce Five win first gold since the Magnificent Seven sixteen years ago! Well, I remember that last gold medal. I watched every second of that competition. I can still remember valiant little Kerri Strug being carried to the vault. All she had to do was land on her feet – one of which was wrapped from a severe sprain – and the Americans would win gold. I cried buckets during the live event and during each and every replay and highlight montage.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always connected to the Olympics in a very personal way. Those athletes may be physically a million times superior to me, but their struggles mirror my struggles. The persistence, the effort, the setbacks, the injuries, the self-doubt, the wavering will, the digging deep, the eventual triumph. They don’t all win, of course, but just to make it to the Games is an incredible achievement. My favorite Olympic heroes are the ones whose stories are played out over years or decades. For instance, Dan Jansen, who failed to medal at three Olympics, often for emotional reasons, before he finally won his first and only gold medal in the 1,000 meter speed skating event. If you've never seen his victory lap with his baby daughter, it's one of the great Olympic moments of all time…

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Does Size Matter?

By On Feb 22 2012, 12:00 pm

There are so many fabulous things about the digital revolution for readers – and authors – but one I particularly appreciate is flexibility of story length. In author lingo, that’s “word count.” In the world of e-books, it doesn’t much matter how long a book is. You’ll pay more for a longer book, less for [...]

Bring on the Dark

By On Sep 22 2011, 2:00 am

When I moved to Alaska, I had no idea I’d start celebrating a whole different set of holidays. Winter Solstice? Never thought about it before. Spring Equinox? Who cares about that? Well, Alaskans are very aware of these events because they mark the changing of the light. Tomorrow, September 23, 9:04 UTC will mark the [...]

Bunny Love

By On Apr 28 2011, 5:00 am

  My six-year-old stepdaughter has never believed in Santa Claus, but she’s always adored the Easter Bunny. Maybe it’s because she’s an animal lover. Maybe it makes more sense to her that a rabbit would have magical powers than a white-bearded man in red. For whatever reason, she’s never wavered in her devotion to the [...]

The Love-Mother

By On Dec 2 2010, 6:00 am

When I get married at the end of this month, I’ll be acquiring not only a husband, but also a stepdaughter. She’s six, and she’s adorable and feisty and always up to something new. I don’t have kids of my own, so becoming part of her life has been, well…eye-opening. Wonderful, but…well, mind-expanding. Here’s a [...]

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