Free book! Coffee first.

I’m posting a bit early this week because I don’t want you to miss this news. The Renegade Wife is free on Amazon August 1-5. Don’t miss this opportunity. If you haven’t yet picked up a free copy of A Dangerous Nativity, the prequel novella, in which the hero of Renegade appears as a boy, […]

Coffee and a Boost

Sometimes we all need a boost. I got one this weekend. I attended a virtual-entirely-online-yes-in-zoom writers’ conference. I was not terribly excited about it. After all there’s no driving to Williamsburg or motoring to Atlanta or flying to California for me this year. Even one I had eyed in Peoria in the fall is looking […]

Sailing Unknown Waters

Nothing could have prepared us for the current situation, at least not entirely. We are indeed sailing into unknown waters. Our isolation may stretch into weeks or months. We don’t know where we’ll land, but land we will. Will there be dragons? Milk and honey? A radical new land? Home Port? We loath the unknown, […]

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. […]

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 […]