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Victorian Research

I’m still heavily researching my new Victorian Edinburgh series–the School of Malcolms. If you want to see what I’ve been doing, pop over to the Word Wench blog. Here’s a link to my post on Victorian train travel and another on knives and swords.   And if you use a computer keyboard, you might want to … Read more

Moving Experience!

My latest moving experience—hauling my office from downstairs to the upstairs!  Enjoy the photo of my—very briefly—neat and orderly office. It will never be that way again! I wrote about it in my newsletter, did you receive one?  It also mentioned that CROSSED IN LOVE is free until the end of the September. You can … Read more

Visiting NYC!

I’m on Instagram now! If you’re there, come find me. Should I ever collect my brains again, I’ll post more regularly. Right now, I’m just posting whatever I can squeeze out of my phone. <G> In my newsletter, I had lots of lovely photos of author friends I visited while in NYC, did you receive … Read more

Azure Secrets

Azure Secrets book cover

I have been so inundated with revisions and edits and covers and promotions that I sometimes forget to come up for air. In case you haven’t already noticed, I’ve updated the covers for my Crystal Magic series. While I adore the silhouettes for my mysterious romances, others complained they didn’t let readers know what kind … Read more

Happy Holidays

The Last Chance Christmas Ball
The Last Chance Christmas Ball
The Last Chance Christmas Ball


This year has positively flown by. Somehow, I managed to produce three novels and three novellas, while traveling to the UK and Scotland and taking a wonderful tour of western national parks. I like to use the end of the year as a time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished, and I think my proudest accomplishment may be working with the AARP and its sponsors to help establish an elementary school reading tutor program. There may have been bad periods, but this isn’t the moment to look back on them. Celebrating the good helps us move forward. In a few weeks, we’ll be planning what we’d like to do with the new year. Start with looking back on the old! What did you accomplish?
And for those of you who haven’t stumbled across the historical romance anthology, LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS BALL, the ebook edition is on sale through the beginning of the year for 99c!

Wedding Novellas

The Wedding Gift book cover

I’ve been playing! After writing the three Crystal Magic romantic mysteries, I needed just a little more romance for the couples, so I gave each of them a romantic novella. The Wedding Gift, Samantha and Walker’s story, is up for pre-order now. The Wedding Question, Teddy and Kurt’s story, will be up soon. And The … Read more

Sisterhood of the Traveling Writer

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I’m just back from the United Kingdom, having attended the Romance Novelists conference in Yorkshire with several of the Word Wenches, followed by a research trip into Scotland with Mary Jo Putney. I love traveling, but it’s even better when you have the company of someone who understands why it’s necessary to photograph every inch … Read more