Mad, Bad, and in Venice

Highlighting Historical Romance this week over Christmas in Venice. Romance stories come together in a variety of ways, an astounding alchemy of life experience, reading, fantasy, and, in my case, history and travel. I do know you can’t force it. The stories just bubble up once I drop enough elements into the caldron. A good […]

Book Hook: The Forceful Hero

In which the hero commands and Charlotte refuses… His fierce look almost cowed her, but she clenched her teeth and reminded herself how gentle his hands looked when he examined her brother. “You are without protection in a foreign city, you face desperate illness, and you refuse help. Foolish woman! Pack your bags,” he demanded. […]

Fruits of My Travels

The clicking you hear is from my hands flying across the keyboard.  Much to do, Much to do!  Blame it on travel. First of all I am back at the novella set in Venice I promised myself (while on the airplane home) I would finish this summer. I did a full run through and so […]

Inspiration in Action

Last week I mapped out a novella to be released for the holiday season in November. Unlike my Dangerous series, this one is a stand alone story that will be self-published. Gulp. I embarked on the project mostly to learn about the publishing process.  I also did it because I couldn’t get one thought out […]

Home, Alas

But did my muse come with me? I’m back from my trek to Venice with the Love of My Life (LOML).  We rode gondolas and water taxis, ate the requisite pasta, wallowed in vino rosso, and gaped at insane amounts of art and artifacts both ancient and, in the case of Peggy Guggenheim, modern.  After […]