Me as a writer: 7 facts

I was challenged by Lynne Provost to write 7 facts about me as a writer. I’ve been interviewed about my historical fiction elsewhere, so I’m going back to my writing roots here: 1. I didn’t pen many stories when I was young – the ones I wrote down were required for school. But my imagination was my playground.…

One more step… one more word…

At times, the way ahead looks desolate, insurmountable, and foreboding. We place one foot in front of the other – or in the case of a writer – we add one word after another. We stumble. We look at the blank page and the page after that and wonder what words will fill them. We…

My writing retreat

I have always dreamed of going to a writing retreat. Give me a place with a view – nestled somewhere in the mountains or on the Cornish coast. (See my blog header – I’ll take a little room in one of those old fishermens’ cottages in St. Ives.) Even a small attic room looking out into a…

12%, holiday book sales, and Hale

For King and Country (Battle Scars II) Revisions round 2 are underway. I’ve rewritten chapter 1 twice. Writers group thinks I’m on the right track. I’m sure I’ll revisit the opening scene, but I’ve moved ahead. 12% complete. Even as I revise I continue to explore additional non-fiction for my research needs. Helena Schrader was kind…

Men of the Cross & more – special holiday offer

Looking for a gift for the historical fiction fan? Men of the Cross Sweeping battles, forbidden love, and 2 knights following Richard the Lionheart A 2014 B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree and Readers’ Favorite e-book now on sale for $1.99/£1.31 for Kindle & Nook and at Smashwords. If contemporary family sagas are more to your liking, Keeping the Family Peace is also…