Keeping in Step

If you don’t participate in the Belles’ Brigade (the Bluestocking Belles’ street team on Facebook) you missed an interesting discussion last Saturday. The topic for Saturday Brunch was group projects—how a group of highly creative friends goes about creating a collection of stories to publish. Let me summarize it. As you can see, keeping everyone […]

Cruising Speed?

We’ve been home for a few days and caught up with the Hanukkah folks in our life. I’ve been writing over 1000 words a day on Book one of the new series. If I can maintain it, I may have a draft by mid-February and plans for book two in place. There are speed bumps. […]

Christmas Travels

We’re off! At least we will be Thursday. I should be back in this space on December 30, gearing up for what I hope will be a productive new year. Nineteenth century travel sounds hazardous and uncomfortable but I’m not sure airports during dodgy weather, colds and flu season is such a bargain either. Wish […]

Much Thanks!

While I’m zipping around cleaning house, stocking up on pumpkin pie ingredients, and remembering how to thaw a turkey—while working my way through character development sheets and keeping up with a hectic blog schedule—I wanted to take a moment to thank you all. When I take stock of my many blessings, I count readers high […]

The Heart of a Writer

After two weeks of driving and visiting, I’m back at my desk today. A highlight was lunch with old friends from Central Ohio Fiction Writers. It was a joy to catch up on everyone’s work, and share with people who love the craft! One topic of particular interest—approaches to starting a new book. Every writer […]

Sea Battles

Highlighting Historical Romance with Shannon Donnelly’s research into the Royal Navy and its warfare: Even though I’ve been writing Regency romances for a number of years, it seems there’s always something to research. Davinia’s Duke, a Regency novella, proved no different, and gave me three research rabbit holes to dive into. While the Battle of […]

A Head Full of Ideas

I’ve come back from HRR19 with a suitcase full of rumpled costumes and books to read, a heart full of good memories, and a head full of ideas—too many ideas! (I #amwriting !) It occurs to me that many of you followed along on Facebook where dozens of pictures were posted. Some of you probably […]