What inspired you to
become a writer?
I think I always wanted to be a writer. I used to write shorts
stories and poems all the time as a child and had my first poem published in
the paper when I was 11. I did a minor in Creative Writing at university, but i
mainly wrote literery fiction. After I had my daughter I started reading books
that made me laugh - romantic comedies and chicklit with happy endings and so I
decided to have a go at writing them and I haven’t looked back and now have
published over 20 books.
Who are your favorite
romance characters (besides your own?)
That’s a tough question. I really like Jill Shalvis’s
characters as well as Susan Mallery’s and Marie Forces Gansett Island series.
More recently I’ve gotten into Lucy Score’s Blue Moon series. I’m a voracious
reader once I find an author I read everything they’ve written.
Tell me what inspired
The No Brides Club series is about a group of women who made a
vow to each other to focus n their careers and not …
"All good things come to an end.
It's been fun for everyone.
Peace and hope are never gone.
Love you all and say 'So long'."
Verse from The End Bear's packaging
When I received the email notice from Google stating that
they were going to stop supporting certain blogging apps, I decided it might be
a good time to reconsider my social media set-up. I write romance as Mariposa Cruz and women's fiction as Susan Winters with separate Facebook pages and blogs for each identity.
While I have thoroughly enjoyed having
two separate blogs with changing times it makes sense to consolidate to one
blog while exploring other platforms.
Mariposa’s Musings started in 2009 a few months prior to the
release of my first romance title, Howl. BTW I hope to re-release Howl later this year. Stay tuned. Ten years, seven titles and 214 posts
later here we are. I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the guests,
authors, followers and casual passersby who have been involved …
Like most physical activities, dancing presents a challenge
when it comes to dinner.You don’t want
to feel weighted down by a heavy meal, but you don’t want to hit the dance
floor hungry either. Also any lengthy prep time in the kitchen takes away from primp time in front of the mirror.😉
Fortunately Mesquite Turkey Quesadillas are short on prep time and long on satisfying hunger. They are perfect to enjoy before a
night on the town or for a quiet evening reading a good book like Lovestruck Two Step.
Mesquite Turkey Quesadillas
1/4 to 1/2 pound-sliced Mesquite Turkey from your grocery deli counter.
Shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 white onion-chopped fine.
Several tablespoons Balsamic vinegar (I like to use Golden Balsamic vinegar for milder taste).
Marinade chopped onion in Balsamic vinegar for a few minutes.
Assemble chopped turkey, shredded cheese and marinaded onion into flour tortilla and heat in skillet on stove until cooked through.
Lovestruck Two Step
With her marriage and danc…