I found nine books on my keeper shelf written by Roberta Gellis

  This week someone in a published writers’ group email list mentioned that multi-published author Roberta Gellis is ailing. The sad report sent me to my basement bookshelf where I discovered nine copies of Gellis’ books. Back in the day, before I wrote novels, I Read More...

Welcome Constance Walker, Gothic Mystery Writer

Do you love old-fashioned Gothics? I've recently discovered an author new to me and would like to share her with you. *** I think most people play the “what if?” game at one time or another no matter whether it’s a do-over from the past – “what if I had said…?”  or Read More...

Liz: The Montana McKenna’s

She had the one great love of her life. Is she foolish to want another? Amazon Kindle | iBooks | Kobo | B&N Nook | Paperback Liz McKenna’s dreams died along with her husband. Now she’s become the keeper of dreams for others. She’s done everything she can to keep the Read More...

Tangled Memories update still enjoyed by readers

I wrote Tangled Memories many years ago. It was one of the first books I wrote. When I released it again in January, I'd refreshed it with an eye to my current writing style. My editor Karen Block also gave it a polish. What do you know? It's still a good read! And now it Read More...

Holding your own paperback book is a treat

Ebooks are great. In fact, that’s how I buy most of my books today. I download them onto my Kindle app on my iPad. After all, Amazon makes it so easy to buy with one click. But there’s something about holding a book you wrote in your own hands—turning the pages, glancing Read More...

Why do your readers buy Tangled Memories?

On sale for 99 cents for a few more days! Tangled Memories is different from my normal contemporary romances. In a way, it defies classification. It’s a contemporary romance set in Kentucky. At the same time, it is a typical Gothic romance with the young heroine, Read More...

The Annual Christmas Letter: A Family Tradition

With the advent of email, FaceTime, Facebook and other social media—the practice of mailing Christmas cards to family and friends has slowed. Or stopped. I can keep in touch with folks I haven’t seen in years simply by clicking my Facebook Timeline. But it doesn’t matter. Read More...

Bible Verses Read as US Crew Orbited the Moon

Did you know? On December 24, 1968, in what was the most watched television broadcast at the time, the crew of Apollo 8 read in turn from the Book of Genesis as they orbited the moon. Bill Anders, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman recited verses 1 through 10, using the King Read More...

What I’ve Learned at Zumba®

When Jamal challenged me to take a Zumba class, I was skeptical, but I went. Here’s what I learned. The main qualification for a Zumba instructor is to smile during the whole one-hour class. It helps if you have rhythm. Like dancing, Zumba is hard work. Sometimes Read More...

Purging Junk is Therapeutic

There’s something cathartic about cleaning house and tossing out years of stuff. The junk truck came today, and two polite young men took away several pounds of memories. Oh, I was sad about the disposal of memories. There was the wooden stool I’d used as a schoolteacher Read More...