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My New English Historical Romance and The French Revolution

My fascination with the past and those who have gone before us is the ongoing inspiration behind my work.  With my first English historical romance, Into the Lion’s Heart, I more deeply explored my British heritage.  Set in 1789 England, … Continue reading

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Sweet Saturday Sample from Native American Historical Romance Novel Through the Fire

THROUGH THE FIRE 2009 Publisher’s Weekly BHB Reader’s Choice Best Books The French and Indian War, a Shawnee warrior, an English lady, blood vengeance, deadly pursuit, primal, powerful, passionate… At the height of the French and Indian War, a young … Continue reading

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The Affair of the Necklace

‘Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.’ ~ Sir Walter Scott I recently watched, on Netflix, of course, The Affair of the Necklace.  The movie came out ten years ago, but I’m rarely current with … Continue reading

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Historic Sweedlin Valley, West Virginia

To escape the heat and refresh ourselves with cool, green woodlands, my husband and I drove back into the Alleghenies this past Sunday.  One stop, a secluded little valley called Sweedlin in West Virginia.  Not only is the area rich in … Continue reading

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TREASURE QUEST: DISCOVERY LIES BETWEEN THE COVERS: MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP TOUR (July 18-25)

TOUR RULES: (I didn’t write them) 🙂 1)  HAVE FUN! 2)  INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS! SPREAD THE WORD! 3)  THIS TOUR STARTS:  Monday, July 18, at Midnight (Arizona Time) THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, July 25, at Midnight (Arizona Time) Winners will be drawn … Continue reading

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My Ancestral Ties to the Salem Witch Trials

(Reposted from an earlier post, mysteriously lost from my blog) In 1760 a plot of land was laid out like this: “Beginning at a beech tree marked, it being the northeast corner, boundary of Samuel Gustin’s land; thence north 11 … Continue reading

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My First English Historical Romance

Due out sometime early summer, Into the Lion’s Heart will open the new series The Wild Rose Press is debuting called Love Letters.  Authors were invited to participate and my story will launch the series, so I’m doubly honored.  The premise behind this … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson’s Beloved Monticello

The gracious home designed and built by Founding Father and Renaissance Man Thomas Jefferson is just a hop and a skip over the Blue Ridge Mountains from us.  I always enjoy a visit to this lovely home and its magnificent … Continue reading

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The Ides Of March and The Old Farmer’s Almanac

I love The Old Farmer’s Almanac website and their interesting newsletters.  Free, btw.  Today’s subject is the Ides of March,  spring tonics and recipes for St. Patrick‘s Day… In a nutshell, what they say about the Ides of March (March … Continue reading

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My Talented Friend Caroline Clemmons Is My Guest

I’m delighted to have Caroline Clemmons on my blog today.  She’s a wonderful lady and talented author, also a frequent commenter here.  I so appreciate her kind and interesting contributions.   I feel certain if we lived closer together we’d … Continue reading

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