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 […]

Monsieur Talleyrand – Complex and Brilliant

Highlighting Historical Romance with Saralee Etter who gives us some of the facts behind one of the stories in A Legend to Love If I were going to invite a guest from any time in history to dine with me, my choice would be Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, also known as the Prince de Talleyrand, the […]

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. […]

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 […]

Cruising

I am knee deep in editing The Upright Son. There are two pieces of good news. Number one, it is on schedule and will be turned in to the publisher by the end of the week. Number two, I think I have a winner here. You’re going to like it. This and that department: I’ve […]

WIP: An Unexpected Confrontation

The earl and Delia differ in every possible way, no way more than in their child rearing ideas. After an accident David has forbidden his children from going near hers. His daughter responds in predictable fashion: by running down to the neighboring house. *** “This young lady arrived on my doorstep and threw herself on […]

The Call for Reform

Did you know that demands for economic and political reform reached a crisis point in the years after Waterloo? The country experienced a recession in the aftermath of the wars and unemployment skyrocketed, aggravated by hoards of returning soldiers looking for work. Prices rose at the same time, while Parliament refused to reform the Corn […]

Off to Leicestershire

I I travel. Sometimes I travel by boat, plane, or automobile. Sometimes I travel by book. Sometimes I explore the real world. This week I flew back and forth between three country estates with Alina K. Field and The Impetuous Heiress. Luckily we had comfortable carriages and delightful company, because we sped between two houses […]