Hi, my name is D. V. Stone. I am a multi-genre author who also enjoys reading across genres. On this page you'll meet a great group of writers and get an insider's view into their lives and books. I hope you enjoy this special peek and find new and exciting reads.
Who My pen name is Delsora Lowe and I live in Maine near the coast. Regrettably no view of the ocean, but close enough (1/2 hour) that I can drive and enjoy the scent of the salty air, see the rugosa roses and the islands that dot the bay and coastline, and sometimes spot a seal or two.
Interests I love reading romance. I am partial to contemporary and historical, but I do enjoy digging into a suspense or a paranormal or any other genre of romance. Not only is reading my go-to-entertainment, but I learn from every book I read, and every author I meet. My other favorite “hobby” is cooking. I used to cater for a living and work in restaurants, before moving to event planning. Food creativity is a huge part of my life. Whether it was building a menu specific to a bride’s taste or for a corporate meeting, food is the uniter and essence of any gathering, big or small, family or work. I am one of those that never follows a recipe. By that I mean I collect tons of recipes, but I alter each one, before I ever try it in its original form. Sorry, I can’t help myself. I also invent recipes as I walk through a grocery store or a farmers market. I do take a list of essential ingredients when I shop, but I always end of with a myriad supply of items not on my list.
Network or Support system I have a home state Romance Writers chapter who are near and dear to me. And I belong to the national group, Romance Writers of America. I also belong to 4 state chapters, most of which are independent chapters. Each has a wonderful group of writers, who all have different talents and perspectives they are willing to share. We have lively monthly meetings and great programming. I belong to two goal motivating groups, one that checks in daily, one that checks in weekly, and I belong to a critique group. And now that life is moving to a new normal, I hope to touch base with all of these writers in person next year. Nothing like seeing old friends and getting real hugs, meeting new friends, and learning new skills to bring a smile to my face and a pep to my step. These are the groups of writers who inspire me and keep me motivated and on track.
Desk My kitchen table is my desk, even though I have a real desk set up in another room. My work space is extremely “messy,” even though I clean it off often. Despite looking messy to any outsider, I do know where everything is. I used to have a boss who got upset that I kept files on my desk instead of putting them away. Once I file something, it is forever lost to me. So, until I finish a project, the files lay stacked. Despite the small table, and the kitchen location, the reason I love the space is (1) it is within a few feet of the stove and my lifeline, the teapot, and (2) it does face the window to my back yard (see below for details.)
Outrageous talent I used to have a lot of talents. I loved crafting and taking classes (pottery, sewing, braiding rugs, jewelry making-basically anything adult ed offered.) I even taught cooking classes for adult ed. The kids grew and I spent more time chasing after their activities and then working crazy hours, so no time for fun and relaxing with crafting. But I would say the talent I used most in any job I had, was networking. I love people. I love to talk. So, networking and helping others network is a core part of who I am. I am now retired, but most of my work life was spent organizing events for schools and nonprofits. And that means a ton of networking, of pulling the right people together for an event or conference, making sure you have the right décor and setting, the right invite list of like-minded people who have a same goal or interest, building a list of reliable vendors, etc. And then at any function, networking includes listening, so you can introduce people with common interests. That skill has come in handy as a writer. Over the years, I have built a wonderful network of writer friends and been involved with writing organizations around the country. So, despite lonely hours spent writing and editing, I still love the networking, whether in person at a conference or on ZOOM.
Window My backyard has a huge oak tree that is framed in the center of my window. I can watch the baby squirrels chasing each other up the trunk, the variety of birds that peck the dirt for tasty bugs, and see my blooming daylilies. I live on a road that dead ends into an elementary school parking lot, so my view is of the playground. I can see kids playing basketball and hear the ring of the net when they make the shot. I can see the kids swinging and climbing the jungle gym. In the winter I see a sea of brightly colored jackets and hats as kids climb the snow mountains made by the plow clearing the playground. And I can hear the happy shouts and squeals of the children and the loud-speaker when they are called back to class. Although I live in town, I have seen fox and deer in the wee hours of the morning—not a normal occurrence. And once in a great while the “ladies” who lay eggs next door, escape their pen and wander through my yard to peck at the ground.
The Love Left Behind Hartford Estate Book One
Her only worry was the out-of-control mother-of-the-bride,
until the past slammed head first into the present.
Marlee Thomas looks at life head-on. No looking back, no second chances on what could have been. Except to thank her great aunt one more time for giving her love, a home, a legacy, and the means to mold an event planning business she loves.
Brian Mason is on his own. Left behind is his family’s law firm legacy and a disastrous marriage born out of family loyalty. He’s starting fresh, away from the big city where his surname is infamous.
Coincidence finds Marlee and Brian face to face for the first time in twenty-seven years. She, the event planner, he, the divorced father of the bride.
Mixed signals, a secret baby, instant passion ignited years ago, and second chances divide the years. Can either forgive past mistakes to learn to love again?
(From the author. This book does have one sex scene. No explicit language.)
Author Amazon Pagehttps://www.amazon.com/Delsora-Lowe/e/B01M61OM39/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Author Books2Read Pagehttps://www.books2read.com/ap/8GWm98/Delsora-Lowe
Okay, now your staring. But that's all right. You're allowed.
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Author of the Starlight Grille series, Serenity Harbor Maine novellas, and the Cowboys of Mineral Springs series, Lowe has also authored short romances for Woman’s World magazine. Her new novella, The Love Left Behind, released in October, 2020.
9/8/2021 08:27:55 am
Wow, your back yard sounds lovely.
9/8/2021 12:11:04 pm
Pamela - thanks so much for stopping by. I used to have a boss that was not happy with me for my messy desk. Hers was pristine with not a file in sight. Of course, I was doing all her work :-) Seriously, isn't a messy desk a sign of great artistic endeavors?!!? That's my excuse, anyway :-)
9/8/2021 02:10:29 pm
Delsora, your love of people is obvious to those of us who know you. The Love Left Behind's blurb is intriguing. Are you planning on putting this out in paperback before the holidays?
9/8/2021 03:21:24 pm
Thanks so much, Judith - you made me tear-up. I value all my writer friends so much. Yes, this book is currently being formatted to come out in print, as is my 2nd Cowboys of Mineral Springs book - The Rancher Needs A Wife.
Anna Taylor Sweringen
9/8/2021 03:08:15 pm
Mine is a messy patio table. No deak is big enough for my spread. : D Happy Sales.
9/8/2021 03:28:57 pm
HA! Anna - truthfully, I need a ballroom sized desk to keep me organized, but alas... I did just clean it off, and I can see the surface again. Hopefully I can keep it this way for at least 24 hours :-) Thanks for stopping by to see me today!
9/8/2021 08:16:21 pm
Delsora, what a fun peek at your home setting! I, too, can really relate to the "messy desk" syndrome --I use my dining room table, which means in pre-pandemic days having guests for a meal meant a marathon clearing-off session beforehand! Like you, I do have a system, and usually know where everything is. I think we writers just naturally accumulate piles of books and papers, and some of us want them all close at hand! I hope you know you are as dear to your writer friends as we may be to you.
9/8/2021 09:35:22 pm
Oh, Gail - thanks so much. I don't know what I would do without my support group. Ya'll keep me sane, for sure. And always jump in the help with any inane questions. Here's to the "messy desk" brigade. I like to think of it as not being messy, but writer-junk artistically displayed in a Picasso-like abstract :-) Thanks so much for popping in today!
9/10/2021 09:53:20 pm
My desk could be classified as messy too. I have a breeding colony of Post It notes going here. Loved the post.
9/11/2021 03:44:21 pm
Dari - I love the breeding colony description of Post It notes - mine is a breeding colony of scraps of paper. Maybe if I change to colorful Post Its, I can at least find the notes when I need to :-) I do hope when they breed they produce a number of new and great ideas. Thanks for checking in on the blog!
9/12/2021 05:03:50 pm
Post-Its does make bigger sheets you know. Lined even. They breed as well, but not as quickly.
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