If at First You Don’t Succeed…

I’m on my two hundred and twenty-sixth try. I’ve heard its the charm. I have gotten a lot of great feedback from the many readers who read my Advance Review Copy of Flirtation on the Hudson.  The feedback has all been positive, and I am ecstatic. Surrounded by that good feeling, I have listened to the…

The Video Chat is Happening!

Book clubs around the Northeast have responded to my invitation to read my book and discuss it with me through my “Chat with the Author” program. So far, two Q&A sessions stand out — one in Boston and one in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The Book Club in Boston was my first ‘in person’ Book Club Author…

“May I Help the Following Customer?”

I was recently in a chain store in the middle of Manhattan with a long line of customers waiting to check out. When the person paying had finished gathering their belongings and left the register, the clerk called, “The following customer?” Woah! I thought. Don’t we say,’next customer’ in English? I thought perhaps this was just an…

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:…