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

Winter Blog Hop Day 19 – Happy Book Birthday to Me!

Today on the hop I’m featuring yours truly. ūüôā ¬†Today is release day for my third book, Tempting Mr. Jordan. I really love this book, which tells the story of Julia Tenwick (Jonathan’s little sister from Stirring Up the Viscount, all grown up). I hope you like it too! (And do scroll to the end Read More

Book Blast Friday: Cover Reveal!

Happy Friday, everyone!¬†I’m sure you’ve all been waiting with breathless anticipation–or possibly not–but¬†finally,¬†the time has come to reveal my beautiful cover for my¬†third book featuring the Tenwick family. Tempting Mr. Jordan is set six¬†years after my first book, Stirring Up the Viscount,¬†and features Jonathan Tenwick’s¬†younger sister, Julia, all grown up. After four unsuccessful London seasons, Read More

Musings on an Anniversary

This weekend marks a year since my first book was published. I actually almost missed it–I was sitting in a hockey rink (as usual) watching the kid practice, when I got that Facebook “you’ve got memories” reminder, and there it was. A year ago, I was giddy with excitement, celebrating with many friends, drinking champagne, Read More

Johnson’s Island

So now that Secret Promise is loose in the world, I wanted to share some interesting facts about the time period in which the book is set. Secret Promise takes place primarily in England in 1867, just after the American Civil War. The book’s hero, Edward Mason, had left England about seven years before, to deliver a Read More

Father’s Day–Better Late than Never

I was supposed to post this last Sunday, but I was traveling from Oklahoma to Missouri and, well, too lazy to write anything. So today, in a belated tribute to Father’s Day, I thought I’d write about notable fathers in romance novels–I’m referring specifically to¬†the father of the hero or heroine, not heroes who are Read More

Grey Towers of Durham

  My debut novel, Stirring Up the Viscount, takes place in County Durham in northeast England. I lived in Durham for a year in the mid-80s, while I attended the University of Durham. I was struck by the city‚Äôs beauty and grit back then, and found it an inspiring¬†setting for a romance all these (many, Read More

My Book Birthday, and a Giveaway!

Today’s the day! My debut novel, Stirring Up the Viscount, officially releases today from The Wild Rose Press. I am alternately excited and terrified. It’s a funny thing, a book birthday. Not unlike sending your kid to school for the first time. Is she wearing the right clothes? Will the other kids like him? Will Read More

Revelations

So, today is my birthday–I won’t tell you which one–and I received the coolest present: Gorgeous, no? I love the soft, elegant romance of it. Many, many thanks to the talented cover artist, Debbie Taylor. I have to tell you, this whole cover business has been kind of weird. Theodora has been living in my head Read More