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Novel Inspiration

I’m always fascinated by the first spark of inspiration that leads to a book. For some, inspiration hits and almost immediately a story flows forth. But for me, it seems that inspiration needs a good deal of time to germinate, … Continue reading

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To Write a Blog Post or a Chapter? That is the Question

Obviously, by the stunning lack of posts here, my answer to this question has been to write a chapter. The fact that I’ve been experiencing some technical difficulties with this blog has made that decision easier, but I think I … Continue reading

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The Power of a Good Book

Trisha Yearwood had a hit a few years back, “The Song Remembers When.” Music has the power to place you back in a certain time in a unique way. Perhaps it’s just me, but I find that to be true … Continue reading

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Of bird nests and writing . . .

Spring is an enchanted season: buds just waiting to burst, chilly mornings that give way to gentle, warm afternoons, limbs that were brown and bare a minute ago suddenly sport a tinge of green. It is all so expectant and … Continue reading

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Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Last September I was fortunate enough to attend the Historical Novel Society conference in London. One of the most pleasant parts of the conference (besides, well, being in LONDON!) was the good luck of meeting Hazel Gaynor. Sometimes you just … Continue reading

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Why I love historical fiction

No harm’s done to history by making it something someone would want to read.   –David McCullough I’m starting the countdown to the Historical Novel Society conference in London later this month. It will be my second HNS conference, and … Continue reading

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Making a Bad Boy Lovable

Hello. Just popping my head up from the world of revisions.  The water isn’t as cold as I thought it would be, but still, I am ready to be done. To recap, I’m revising my novel at the recommendation of … Continue reading

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