The Meaning of Traditions—to you.

When most people think of "traditions", they're thinking of society-wide customs and habits that become ingrained over years and generations. The holiday season is a good example, for it is stuffed full of traditions. But traditions can be more personal and often, far more significant. For instance, a personal tradition of mine is to step

2017-12-04T13:42:37+00:00 Tags: , , |

Gifts for readers and from readers (you!)

  I’m having so much fun at the moment.  This year, I made it an ambition to make as many Christmas gifts as possible, including the wrapping, cards, packaging and ornaments to go with them. That has led me into some interesting by-waters, as my Street Team already knows, for I’ve shared some of my

2017-11-27T11:30:42+00:00 Tags: , |

It’s Snowing!!!

  It's snowing!  I can see it through my window. Got your winter reading sorted out?  Now you have an excuse to sit by the fire.... Have a great weekend!

2017-11-14T14:35:46+00:00 Tags: , |

Plaid, Breeches…what’s next?

Historical romance gets short shrift from the traditional publishing industry. Fifteen years ago, it was selling like hotcakes, until they declared that the historical romance market was dead and promptly stopped buying historical romance from authors…which killed the market for them. (Funny how that works). One of the earlier editions of DIANA BY THE

Epically Giggle-Making

Q&A about length. In your newsletter, you said that The Branded Rose Prophecy is extra, extra-long. I was curious. What's the longest you've ever written, and what's the shortest (complete story, that is!) you've ever written? This mailbag question was an interesting one for me, as Thor: Ragnarok was released a few days ago. It's the

Anyone NOT see the parallels, here?

Today, 297 years ago, Captain Jack Calico was captured by the British Navy, and later hanged in Port Royal, Jamaica. Wikipedia's entry on the man is pretty light, but it did include the usual "in popular culture" list…which was oddly missing any reference to Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of the Carribbean franchise. That raised

2017-10-19T12:48:51+00:00 Tags: , |