Category Archives: writing

The Ladies of Rosings Park – Debut and Blog Tour

Ta-da! Here it is, my eighth novel! The Ladies of Rosings Park is ready for her ‘coming out party,’ prepared to meet the reading public, excited to be launched onto literary seas and to make her debut upon the larger world! … Continue reading

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William, Fitzwilliam, and Fitzwilliam

Is it possible to have too many Williams? I like the name – very much, in fact. Even so, there ought to be a limit as to number. One thing I’ve learned as a novelist is that you shouldn’t confuse … Continue reading

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Summer Travels and Sagging Middles

Don’t you love the title? Once it came to me, I had to go with it. However little Mr. Darcy might have liked such an address, he contented himself with coolly replying that he perceived no other alteration than [Elizabeth] … Continue reading

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Go With What You Know?

  “Write what you know!” You’ve probably heard the saying, intended as sound advice for anyone with literary aspirations. Jane Austen subscribed to this idea. Me? Not so much. Jane Austen absolutely wrote what she knew best – her own … Continue reading

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Meet Cora and Poindexter

Have you ever wondered how your life would have been altered if at point A you had turned left instead of right? Would you have been happier or not? If you had a chance for a world-class “do over,” would … Continue reading

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Them are Stumbling Words

English is not a static language. It’s constantly changing, whether we like it or not. Twenty years ago, “mouse” meant a rodent we hoped never to find in our houses. Now, it’s a friendly little gizmo we’ve grown quite attached … Continue reading

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Title Search

What’s in a name? No, wait, that’s Shakespeare. Wrong author! I’m supposed to be channeling Jane Austen! Let me try again. “…But there is nobleness in the name of Edmund.  It is a name of heroism and renown – of kings, … Continue reading

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