Author’s Blog

The Tyrannical Earls of Orkney

Highlighting the historical facts behind the fiction with Heather McCollum and her novel Highland Warrior. My new Scottish historical romance, Highland Warrior, takes place on 16th century Orkney Isle, just north of the Scottish mainland. Kára Flett is a widow and leader of her native people on Orkney who are descended from Norsemen. She and […]

Another Cover!

When the old Earl of Clarion leaves a will with bequests for all his children, legitimate and not, listing each and their mothers by name, he complicated the lives of many in the village of Ashmead. One of them grew believing he was the innkeeper’s son. He is the first of The Ashmead Heirs. The […]

Big Doings

  If you haven’t taken a look at my Bookshelf lately, please do. Big changes. Last week I was able to reveal the cover for the Price of Glory, and the link to its own page. I now have a release date for that book. I’m finished editing. It is in process with the publisher […]

Traveling the Great North Road

I travel. Sometimes I travel by boat, plane, or automobile. Sometimes I travel by book. This past week I traveled with the hero and heroine of my work in process as they came south on the Great North Road in 1839 until they reached the place where it meets the road to Cambridge at Alconbury. […]

Female Pugilism in the Regency Era

Highlighting the facts behind historical fiction with Edie Cay. Boxing was the sport of the Regency era. Pugilism was considered the noblest and manliest pursuit, and thus, the most English of pastimes. Male prizefighters were celebrities, gaining fame and fortune, but women also fought for sport. I based the character of Bess Abbott, the heroine […]