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…

“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…

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:…