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 Fashion Sketches

Oh, how I love the research stage of writing a historical novel! I’m busy working on Rougemont #3, but I’m ready to take a little break, and I thought you might enjoy seeing the best of late-Victorian fashion in all its excessive, opulent glory.* The unwieldy bell-shaped skirts of the 1840-60s gave way to a […]

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 […]

It’s #Rougemont2 Re-Release Day! Jewelry Giveaway + Blog Blitz

He owns three shipping companies, a diamond mine, and his own castle. He knows Portuguese, Hindi, Mandarin and Morse code. His assets net thirteen million. Lord Preston wants the one thing money can’t buy… (Imagine that intro in James Earl Jones’ voice.) I’m delighted to announce the “re-release” of #2 in the Rougemont Series, The King […]

Meet Jeff Salter, Male Romance Writer!

Yes, you read that correctly. Today I have author J.L. Salter here to talk about his books and his journey as a writer. I adored his stories before I found out he’s a guy. And then I was impressed; he knows how to sound like a girl, and it’s hilarious! Read on: Jeff: Delighted to […]

Welcome Author Calle J. Brookes + Giveaway!

Please welcome suspense and paranormal author Calle J. Brookes! I’m so glad she’s here today to talk about life as a writer. Stay tuned, because she’s just in time for your holiday reading list with a giveaway I know you’ll love. And now here’s Calle: I have…an author’s assitant. She loves notebooks, pens of any […]

Historical Espionage! Guest Post: Author Sherry Gloag

Please welcome Bestselling Author Sherry Gloag! The moment I read about Napoleonic War-era espionage in the back cover of her historical romance, VIDAL’S HONOR, I knew I had to hear more! Thanks for being here today, Sherry! Details…details… it’s all in the details. And if, any writer doesn’t think that’s important, then think again.  It […]

Interview with Literary Agent Courtney Miller-Callihan

When I queried literary agents, I figured my first choice agent was probably out of reach. Imagine my surprise when the fabulous Courtney Miller-Callihan from Greenburger Associates called back with a “Yes!” Courtney is just as fun and savvy as everyone says she is. I’m so glad she’s here today to talk about the inside […]

Kissings Skills, Fan Language & Fun Facts

  Today on Rachel Van Dyken’s blog: “My Hero Is A Bad Kisser”  Who likes male virgin stories? You do? Well, Wilhelm has never even been kissed. Or at least, that’s what he says. In this excerpt, Wilhelm has  just won a bet with Sophia, and the collateral is a kiss… read the post here. And by the […]

Interview & Jewelry Giveaway at Angela N. Blount’s Blog

Today I’m on Angela N. Blount’s blog with a fun interview and jewelry giveaway. We discuss the ups and downs of publishing, Victorian hippies, zombies (really!), and what’s coming next in books. We’re also giving away these autumn jasper and Tibetan silver earrings. You know me, I just love making jewelry. Come by and say […]