Category Archives: writing

Excerpt from “The Earl Finds His Comfort”

On Tuesday, I shared an excerpt from my upcoming release of “Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep.” Today I have an excerpt from “The Earl Finds His Comfort,” which is the sequel to “Angel.” In the previous book, Levison Davids, … Continue reading

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Authors Alley Event, 31 January 2016

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Vampire Darcy’s Desire, Mixing Austen with Vampiric Legends

In 2010, I wrote a vampire version of Pride and Prejudice entitled Vampire Darcy’s Desire. I know some of you do not like the idea of mixing Austen with paranormal elements. In truth, I was one of you at the … Continue reading

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Review of Debra White Smith’s Contemporary Austen Tale, “First Impressions”

When I am not writing my own novels, I read voraciously. For this review, I chose Debra White Smith’s First Impressions. This book is part of Smith’s backlist, but it is worth doing a search for it. Ms. Smith is … Continue reading

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Last Day of “The Kid’s Are Back in School, Time to Read” Sale ~ Purchase Now!

Today is the last day for “The Kids Are Back in School, Time to Read” Sale. So, hurry to your favorite eBook site (Kindle, Kobo, and Nook) to pick up great deals on SEVENTEEN of my best titles. All books are $2.50 … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Release of “A Touch of Emerald” with “The Kids Are Back in School, Time to Read” Sale

Beginning today, through Wednesday, September 2, SEVENTEEN of my titles are available in eBook format, each for $2.50 or less. The titles can be found on Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. They include:  The REALM Series: A Touch of Scandal: Book … Continue reading

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Writing Craft: Description 101

Trained as a journalist and a grant writer, over the last seven years, I assumed a quasi-methodical way of addressing description in my fictional writing. As a mode of discourse, description does not come naturally to me. I view my … Continue reading

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