July 8, 2017

(First, before I forget: Cover art reveal, coming soon!)

Not sure why, but I keep having trouble writing this long overdue update. I can rail about politics or social turmoil endlessly, but a simple mea culpa? Not so easy.

Without further ado: To all my faithful readers,...

June 3, 2017

At the risk of making an unpleasant confession, I have never read a time-travel book (with the exception of Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court). I mainly avoid them because I'm afraid I might accidentally lift a convention from the other author, a...

April 9, 2017

(This piece was originally written on April 8, 2013, not long before I left New York. And, as it turns out, I was wrong. As long as I thought about what had been "my New York," I still left out many unforgettable elements . Hover over each image for a description. All...

March 11, 2017

My books are a little different from the typical romance.

They involve fantasy, mystery, romance, and the struggles of contemporary women.

They also happen to involve social issues that mainstream romance publishers avoid. I can tell you this because I had published two...

December 31, 2016

What a year!

As 2016 draws to a close, I look back on a year that - like most of them, as I get older - moved faster with each passing moment.

Here in the U.S., we endured a bitterly divisive presidential election.

Around the globe, we continue to see unrest.

And pockets o...

December 24, 2016

(Blog posts - rarely written by writers - top 2,000 words these days. Op-ed pieces I used to publish with The Dallas Morning News could be no longer than 750 words. I miss those days! So I'll keep this short.)

Dallas is not a city of tradition. We are a city that works....

December 10, 2016

This week I spent some time reading again about the early days of slavery in the United States - meaning, the very early 1600s. (Check out the link from the Encyclopedia of Virginia by clicking on the image below.)

The refresher was illuminating.

Most people are aware of...

December 9, 2016

In my new book, Immortal (Book Two in the Trelawneys of Williamsburg series), a critical scene surrounds posies. Not the nosegay, but the nearly forgotten mottoes that were, one upon a time, inscribed inside wedding bands. In the scene, the hero reveals something touch...

December 4, 2016

Cover reveal - and cover artist reveal ...

December 4, 2016

I'll be honest: I've been to Colonial Williamsburg's Grand Illumination once, and it was far too long ago. Peyton Randolph's house was painted white back then, if that gives you a clue.

But the memories I treasure are all wrapped up in my olfactory nerves, the place whe...

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