Each book I write contains either the mention, or a cameo of a real-life historical character. I love weaving these characters into my stories, but there is always a reason for their involvement. My goal is to recreate the feeling I experienced when I read my first romance novel in fourth grade, Forever Amber.
Chocolate Sponge Candy – When Plots Fail
This picture doesn’t tell the whole story. If you look at it at the different angles, the glob of caramel and chocolate might look tasty. News flash – it’s not. The candy tastes like a cross between sticky taffy, and playdough. It is an embarrassing fact that
Whether you make dessert or write a story — preparation is critical.
The beginning of a story starts with the question; What if? For example, the idea for my series, The Matchmaker Café, came to me while my husband and I were traveling in Scotland. We were both taking pictures and I was narrowing
When I first started writing, Falling in Love with Emma, I’m sure it was a “dark and stormy night,” because I thought about the French-style of drinking chocolate…a lot. Spoiler alert. It’s a typical fall day in Seattle, and I’ve just brewed a warm cup of drinking chocolate. Yum! Anyway, back to the blog.
Welcome Brownies – Or – How to bridge story lines.
This is the first entry in my blog series that combines chocolate and the craft of writing. The first topic is how to bridge story lines.
As I celebrate the release of the third book in the Matchmaker Café series, Falling in Love
Last week I was invited to a bookclub to discuss my book,The Inscription. These amazing readers call themselves the Bibliobabes. They asked me where I got the inspiration for my novel, Christmas in the Highlands.
That really was a cool story in itself.
I was cleaning out some old keepsakes I’d found that belonged to