Healthy Chocolate Cookies and Real New Year’s Resolutions

In January, it’s sort of customary for me to write a satirical post on New Year’s resolutions. They’re easy to make fun of, and I’m the poster child for New Year’s resolution fails. My heart’s not in it this year, probably because I actually have a resolution, and I’m serious about it. You see, 2014 […]

Print, Audio, and Foreign – Oh My!

Ever have a truly epic moment that deserves to play in slow motion, with the Chariots of Fire soundtrack in the background? Well, I just had three — count ’em — THREE. I’m hoping you’ll pop the proverbial cork with me and celebrate some good news. First, all of my books came out in print, I just had […]

Victorian Inventors

I don’t see what all the fuss is about — the upset readers who want to know what on earth I’m doing, with my Victorian characters sending telegraphs and fastening zippers. Considering DaVinci invented a machine gun, diving suit, and helicopter before Shakespeare wore diapers, you might not be impressed to hear vacuum cleaners were […]

Guest Blog on “Faking It” + Jewelry Giveaway

I dreamed of being a doctor when I grew up. And an F-16 pilot, and a ballroom dancer, an architect, a rancher, and an auto mechanic. Not to mention my awkward phase in the 90s when I thought I was cut out to be a CIA field agent. Turns out I’m a soccer mom. Yet somehow […]

I Took Art Lessons To Write My Book

To celebrate the re-release of The King of Threadneedle Street, I’m updating and reposting this article on art and drawing, which I originally ran in April 2013. Thanks for reading! I loved doing research for Book #2 in the Rougemont series, The King of Threadneedle Street. Shameless litte geek that I am, I enjoyed reading about the 19th-century […]