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Friday, July 29, 2016

Aline has Beauty and Brains by Rolynn Anderson

Check out my newest heroine in my seventh novel, coming soon in 2016.  The title is Cezanne’s Ghost, and her name is Aline.  You'll enjoy the story of how I found her on August 1st, right here:

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Help Comes From Surprising Corners of the World by Rolynn Anderson

I’m talking about how kind strangers are to authors like me.  Has it happened to you?  http://rosesofprose.blogspot.com  Rolynn

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

One Artist Helps Another by Rolynn Anderson

I am pleased to have purchased a sketch for my next novel, Cézanne’s Ghost.  Here is Jeff Haines' lovely representation of Aline, a main character in my story, whose visage appears wraith-like on my cover along with the portion of a painting by Paul Cézanne.  I can't wait to show you my new cover, designed by Kris Lynn.  One artist helps another; we each tell stories with our creations!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

I Pitched to a Hollywood Producer...by Rolynn Anderson

Two years ago I joined Sisters in Crime.  I’ve got a new set of friends and a BUNCH of adventures!  I’ve gone to Bouchercon in Long Beach, Left Coast Crime in Phoenix, and I just returned from Sisters in Crime in Hollywood. 
Funny story: one of the clerks at the Hilton Hotel where the conference took place, looked at our ‘Sisters in Crime’ title, and thought we were all criminals who’d done time and were getting together after leaving prison :-)

Anyway, I wanted to give back by sharing my takeaways on the three day event.  Go to this blog-April 10- to read my notes: http://rosesofprose.blogspot.com

If you’re so inclined, click on this tweet and help me share this information to more people.  Thanks, Rolynn 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

I'm Talking about Going to Hollywood on JustSuspense by Rolynn Anderson

The journey begins.  In one week, I'm going to Hollywood to try pitching my six suspense novels.  I have my 'one sheets' ready, and I've got a positive attitude.  Check out how I've prepared:  Here’s my blog entry on Just Romantic Suspense: http://www.justromanticsuspense.com

Please share this tweet!  Thanks, Rolynn

Thursday, March 3, 2016

I'm a guest on Casi McClean's Blog today-take a look!

I wasn’t even aware that writing a series would help me work through grief, but it did. Now that I’m done, I can see it! How about you? Do you use writing to ‘work through a thing’? I’m giving away an e-book of Faint to a random responder.  http://casimclean.com/rolynn-anderson/

Here's the tweet: https://twitter.com/rolynnanderson/status/705406056524951552

Monday, February 1, 2016

How do you deal with 'weight' loss?

I’m shrinking in an existential way. Join me on http://rosesofprose.blogspot.com and let me know how you handle 'weight' loss. Rolynn

Monday, January 11, 2016

Yule Kage: Start your year with a sweet bread! by Rolynn Anderson

Didn't have time to make this jewel during the holidays?  How about welcoming the new year with it?  Get crackin'! Happy 2016!

Rolynn's Favorite Jule Kage (a Norwegian favorite, but without the mashed potatoes)  

1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 c. warm water 
3/4 c. lukewarm milk (scalded then cooled)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
1 egg
2 tbsp. shortening or butter
1 c. raisins

3 1/4 to 3 3/4 c. all purpose flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl.  Beat in milk, sugar, salt, cardamom, egg, shortening, raisins, citron and 1 1/2 cups of the flour.  Beat until smooth.  Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.  Place in greased bowl; turn greased side up.  Cover; let rise in warm place until double; 2 hours or more.  Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.

Punch down dough; shape into round loaf.  Place in greased round layer pan, 9 by 1 1/2 inches.  Cover; let rise until double, about 2 hours.  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Brush dough with Egg Yolk Glaze.  Bake until golden brown, 30-40 minutes.  While still warm, brush with butter, then sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over the top.  Delicious warm with butter.  Also wonderful toasted with peanut butter...OMG!