What Was I Thinking!

I just reviewed my to-do list. Merciful angels, what was I thinking? Right before that I posted a project update to for the Bluestocking Belles. Each of us is due to send rough draft of our novella for the Belles’ next holiday anthology to two beta readers on May 1.  It won’t be released until […]

Highlighting Historical Romance: Alicia Quigley

What a privilege to welcome Alicia Quigley! Today she shares her research into smuggling and the ships the smugglers used. I’ll let her tell you. ___________________________________ I enjoyed learning and writing about the smuggling trade in southern England while I was writing my current release The Contraband Courtship (excerpt below). I learned about some fascinating […]

Throwback Thursday Books

It’s Throwback Thursday and my mind is on books again. Two weeks ago I wrote about childhood reading and claimed that I could not remember a many examples of  fiction from childhood. Perhaps I exaggerated. Comments here and in social media reminded me of several: Johnny Tremain, A Light in the Forest, and Misty of […]

Danger All Around

Writing is one thing; selling books is another.  Many writers finally get their book published and “out there,” feel like they’ve finally climbed the mountain, and turn around only to see an even higher peak lying right ahead of them. There are grizzlies in those mountains and dangers all around. In the world of self-publishing, […]