In the SPOTLIGHT!

Wow! I just got another great review, and I am In the Spotlight at Feathered Quill.  After biting my nails to nubs over endless hours of editing, I cannot tell you how great this feels! I have always wanted to write. I just knew I had to wait until I had something to say! Now I do.…

Vacation Poses a Whole New Picture

I have been immersed in researching The Oregon Trail and life on the prairie in the U.S. in the mid 1800s for my next book, Pioneer Passage, coming out in December.  I have been working hard,  creating stories based on diaries of women traveling westward, patiently honing my tale, embroidering it with details, lost in the arduous…

Do You Speak 1850s English?

Then this is the book for you! Yup! 1850s English was a very different language from today’s conversational English. Maybe it is not everyone’s ‘cup of tea’ but I wrote my character’s dialogue as they would truly have spoken in 1850-slowly, deliberately and eloquently!  It has become a truism, but the fact can’t be overstated:…

Do You Believe Your Mirror?

Can any of us look at ourselves in the mirror and see what it truly reflects, without our prejudice altering the image there? Do we always focus on the negative and let our eyes go to the thighs that we perceive as too big, or the ‘balcony’ that is too small? Can any of us…

And the FIRST REVIEW is…GREAT!

Written by my best friend and toughest critic, Jess M. Collen. (aka ‘my first husband’) “It is ridiculous of course for a man to try writing an unbiased review of a book authored by his wife of 40 years. I have lived through the conception, research and writing process with her, with day-by-day becoming season-by-season,…

On Sale Date: August 5th!

Retailers and wholesalers will be placing orders! The paperback will be released on September 9th. But I will be getting a few advanced copies and distributing them to reviewers. Calling all readers of historical fiction – in every country!  I am sending advance copies of my book (both electronically and in paperback) and seeking reviewers. Let…