Wise Child

This is probably my favorite scene in The Upright Son. (Except for that big kiss. Maybe I’ll do that one next week.) David has reacted to an accident by forbidding his children to go anywhere near Lady Fitzwallace and her children. So, of course, Marj has headed directly there. ***** He dismounted and waited for […]

Firm Dates~and other news

April sped by in a whirlwind of writing, group promotion, and upheaval. I’m happy to report that The Upright Son has been handed to the editor and is on schedule to release on June 30. Alas I don’t have a presale date yet. It will be tight, possibly the first week in June. I’m anxious […]

If its Tuesday it must be…

Back in the day there was a movie a few of you may be old enough to remember called If It Is Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, about of group of strangers on a whirlwind tour of nine countries in eighteen days. It sums up how I’m feeling lately. Yes, I know it is Tuesday […]

An Unlikely Butler at Clifford’s Tower

I travel. Sometimes I travel by boat, plane, or automobile. Sometimes I travel by book. Sometimes I explore the real world. This week I rambled around York with three more of the Seahaven daughters. The Bigglesworths’ handsome and rather unusual butler accompanied Lady Bess (and my humble self, of course) when she escorted the younger […]

Reviews, Prizes, and Awards

First of all Alleluia~ He is truly risen and all glory goes to him. That said, I had some terrific news this week. There were not one but two fantastic reviews. The first one, from N.N. Light’s Book Heaven put a plus sign after the five stars it so generously bestowed on The Forgotten Daughter. […]

Historical Romance Authors Egg Hunt

It’s ON! Find them all to be entered to win a $150 Gift Card Start here.  https://www.facebook.com/events/682654079645870 Get the form, check the links, and start hunting Email your completed list to Heather McCollum heather@heathermccollum.com You have until Saturday. Or take a moment to find the egg hidden on one of my pages. A prize just […]

Support for Ukraine~and Then Coffee

Last week ended with me delivering the final Ashmead Heirs book, The Upright Son to Dragonblade Publishing. This week began with work on an exciting new series. I should have more information for you soon. Meanwhile I’ve been buried in promotional opportunities including an Easter egg hunt and not one but two big Booksweeps. By […]

Rambling Through Harrogate

I travel. Sometimes I travel by boat, plane, or automobile. Sometimes I travel by book. Sometimes I explore the real world. This week I visited Harrogate, the famous Yorkshire spa town, and wandered The Stray with Lady Dorothea Bigglesworth. The abundance of chalybeate, sulphur, and various mineral springs in the area have been drawing visitors […]

Valentine Greetings and Opportunities

First a blessed Valentine’s Day, however you observe it. I wish each of you a moment with a good book and beverage of choice! Second, this is a terrific week for romance readers. Here are some opportunities: Valentines from Bath has been reduced to 99 cents at least until Wednesday-probably all week. https://bluestockingbelles.net/belles-joint-projects/valentines-from-bath/ The Wayward […]