Friday Photos – Journey to Colorado

Mountains! Rocky Mountains. . . Beautiful mountain lakes. . . Almost close enough to touch the sky. . .   Take the cog railroad to the top of Pike’s Peak at 14,114 feet. There are 54 mountains in Colorado with elevations above 14,000 feet. They are called the 14ers. The incredible Garden of the Gods.…

Friday Photos – Journey to St. Ives

Writing and reading historical fiction is like travel. Fiction transports you to another place, and in the case of the historical, to another time. Vacations to a town just down the road or to a country thousands of miles away do the same thing. I wanted to see Cornwall from the moment I first read…

Writing Medieval Lincoln -Lincoln Cathedral

I am standing at the top of the observatory tower of Lincoln Castle eyeing the streets of Lincoln and the magnificent Cathedral. What a fine setting for a novel, don’t you think? Yes, so did I, which is how Sir Stephan l’Aigle ends up in Lincoln in 1193 in For King and Country. But, the…

GRL 2016 Supporting Author

GRL Retreat in Kansas City

Broadening my horizons, stretching my wings. GRL is the Gay Romance Literature Retreat. According to their website, GRL is “for people who create and celebrate LGBT romance.” My Battle Scars series is historical fiction with a gay romance – it made me smile when I signed up to be a Supporting Author and organizer Teresa…

Nottingham Castle

My visit to Nottingham Castle

As part of my travels in September, I was able to return to Nottingham for a half day adventure to  explore the Castle. I set several scenes of For King and Country there, so you can imagine how exciting it was for me to have an opportunity to see it from the perspective of someone with research interests…

my humble abode in York…

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My friends and I loved the annual Parade of Homes back in Orlando, Florida. We’d trek across 2 or 3 counties to explore places we’d never call home in a million years (not without a few million in our bank accounts). It was fun to dream… I remember one of those…

Coming down slowly from the Rocky Mountain highs

“I’ve been through the cities and the towns but there’s nothing like feeling small when I’m looking down…” –Arbitrary Sky I am attempting to adjust to real life by listening to music and enjoying my vacation pictures. Come along for the ride…