Most of my covers have been designed by me, and frankly, I’m not a great designer.  Dark Persuasion and The Phantom of Valletta were done by a designer, as were earlier versions of The Legacy Series. Recently, I made a business decision to redo all of the covers for theseContinue Reading

The Village Affair was scheduled for release on December 1, 2020.  Unfortunately, it will be delayed.  The year 2020 has thrown many of us into turmoil because of the pandemic and other personal challenges that have snowballed as a result. In my own life, I’ve had a few ups andContinue Reading

Hi, everyone!  The Leighton Family Saga has been put on hold for a while. I’ve had a difficult time marketing the first book, Toil Under the Sun.  Let’s face it — most readers don’t like to read about poverty or bricklayers. Any historical fiction/romance with a duke is much moreContinue Reading

How do you commit murder? Well, in the Victorian era arsenic was a good way to do in your rivals, spouses, and enemies. Blythe Court, contains arsenic, and you may wonder if my use is accurate. Hopefully, you know by now I do my research, even if it really doesContinue Reading

When I write historical romance, I take the time to research. All of my books are carefully laced with background material regarding the setting and era in which my characters lived.  Thorncroft Manor was no different.  The majority of my research in this novel related to the city of PendeenContinue Reading

I’ve been doing some cleanup on my Legacy Series Book blog and came across this post I wrote long ago.  The entire series is on sale, by the way, until June 21st for 99 cents.  This blog post came after writing book two, I believe.  It speaks volumes. The BloodContinue Reading

As some may or may not know, I also have a historical romance website to help authors market the genre. It’s not that popular but is gaining in popularity, and I regularly post my thoughts or historical romance news on it.  You can find me at Historical-Romance Books. This morningContinue Reading

Marketing is a pain.  It’s expensive.  It’s a time-consuming task. It’s necessary to get visibility in a saturated marketplace. My biggest obstacle in releasing a new book is the lack of reviews plaguing me on Amazon for months.  Without reviews, I cannot market.  Without marketing, I cannot sell in aContinue Reading

As I’ve been editing and rewriting portions of Lady Grace this past weekend, I have realized that I am emotionally involved in this book. Naturally, as a writer, that often happens when you create characters and bond with them. It certainly did to some extent with the Legacy Series sinceContinue Reading

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of reflection about the stories I write. Often, I get caught up in author articles regarding various genres and what’s hot. Hot usually equates to more sales. And who doesn’t want more sales? Unfortunately, the lane I’ve traveled for my personal storytelling doesn’t seemContinue Reading

The call to war is evident by the myriad of propaganda posters encouraging the general public to enlist, serve as civilians, donate money, or to take in the downtrodden. One of the scenes in Lady Grace touches on the heroine’s thoughts of a poster she sees at the train stationContinue Reading

A lady – beautiful word! — is a delicate creature, one who should be reverenced and delicately treated. It is therefore unpardonable to rush about in a quadrille, to catch hold of the lady’s hand as if she were a door-handle, or to drag her furiously across the room, asContinue Reading