The “groove” referenced in my last post is more like a car with a wonky transmission that periodically stalls in traffic, but hey, eventually it will get me to where I need to go. Since my last post, I have updated my website, but that’s about it–the day job kept me even busier than usual. Read More
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Back in the Groove
It’s been a while–we won’t dwell on how long–since I paid attention to this blog. It’s a perfect illustration of how real life can get in the way of writing, and real life has been a wild ride lately. But I’m feeling energized again, despite the pandemic and the general screwed-up state of the country–I Read More
Finally! A New Book!
Hi guys! I am delighted to announce that the fourth book about the Tenwick Family is due to be released on September 17. This book is a prequel of sorts, and tells the love story of the parents of Jonathan (Stirring Up the Viscount) and Julia (Tempting Mr. Jordan). And you get the first look Read More
Get Ready for Summer Beach Reading!
Summer is nearly upon us, which for many of us means a little more time to kick back and read. To help you get started, I’m giving away an ecopy of any one of my books as part of The Romance Reviews Sizzling Summer Reads party. Join in the fun and enter to win tons Read More
Victorian Food: A Nice Useful Cake
Last week I was finally able to watch the 2017 season of The Great British Bake-Off. (Online, of course, as PBS seems not to have the ability to broadcast it in the US since the show said goodbye to the BBC.) It was as brilliant as ever, and though I loved Mary, Mel, and Sue, Read More
It’s Valentine’s Day!
And you know what that means. Yes, friends, it’s time for another round of Victorian Valentine’s verses from my two favorite sources: Hymen’s Rhapsodies (for gentlemen), and The Lady’s Own Fashionable Valentine’s Writer (for the ladies, obviously). I realize I’ve been neglecting the blog for a while–I should probably just admit that winter depresses me Read More
Victorian Food: The Delectable Sausage Roll
This post is a reboot of one published on October 1. The original disappeared after a website snafu, but thanks to my RSS feed on Goodreads, the sausage roll recipe is not gone forever, and I have received a helpful reminder to back up my blog posts… ***************** As the weather turns cooler, my poodles Read More
Deep Edits and Black Bean Soup
For the last several months, I’ve been looking forward to the first week in September. I hosted an immersion master class with the incomparable Margie Lawson and eight of my NEORWA friends. We followed the immersion with Margie presenting at NEORWA’s Cleveland Rocks Romance Conference. I learned how to use power words, have memorized rhetorical Read More
Very often, writing is a thankless task. Hours slogging away at words that people may or may not like, that sometimes don’t even make any sense. Once you’ve made all the edits you can stand to make, you submit your words to the gatekeepers of the publishing world–editors and agents who judge you, your writing Read More
Guest Post: Time Travel Romance and Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cj Fosdick
Today I’m delighted to welcome Wild Rose sister Cj Fosdick to the blog. Here she is to talk a bit about her heroine in her Accidental series, the first of which is on sale now for 99 cents, and to share her favorite Victorian era recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Take it away, Cj! Cookies Read More