My Lord Raven has a long backstory

Writing my medieval and bringing it to publication has been quite a process. I started in 1995 with an idea. The first chapter won the Wisconsin Romance Writers’ historical contest in 1997 where it garnered this quote from editor Micki Nuding, “The clean writing was a pure Read More...

My Lord Raven: Knights of the Royal Household

Amazon Kindle | iBooks | Kobo | B&N England, the Welsh Border Lands, 1283 To protect what little family she has left, Lady Catrin Fitzalan switches places with her cousin when King Edward orders the pious girl to wed his royal champion, a vicious knight called the Read More...

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...

Do you collect books like I do?

In ninth grade, my English teacher Mrs. Neff told us we should buy and own books. I took her advice to heart. My father owned books, and they were displayed in shelves in our home. My mother was an avid reader, but she preferred going to the library and borrowing books. She Read More...

Historical romance always a favorite read

This week, romance novelist Teresa Medeiros asked her Facebook followers if they liked reading historical romance. As of August 6, she’d received over 1500 responses (likes and comments). In her reply to her fans, Teresa said, “I've always felt that historical romances Read More...

I express my passion for the medieval period in Freely Given

Author Anne O’Brien says, “I have a long-held passion for the medieval period which has fuelled my writing in recent years.” I have to agree with Anne. I too have a “passion” for the medieval period. And I’ve enjoyed reading medieval romance books as I explain in my blog Read More...

Freely Given (Medieval Romances)

Happily Ever After doesn't always start as a fairytale romance... Take a step back in time when marriage choices were nearly non-existent for women. Noble marriages were arranged by king and family, not for love. What happened if the woman’s consent was not freely Read More...

My Writing Plans for 2014

I’ve already “plotted” my writing goals for 2014. I’ll be burning up the keyboard well into the summer months writing books that have 2014 release dates. So, what am I planning this year? Early in the year (January or February, depending upon my editor and my husband Read More...

Thanksgiving always brings thoughts of Christmas—oh, my!

The kids and their kids are coming for Thanksgiving dinner. I’m already thinking ahead and plan on cleaning my basement and buying food. But after next Thursday, I plan to put up the Christmas tree sometime during the weekend. And I’ve already started shopping for Christmas Read More...

The “history” of My Lord Raven

“Finish your unfinished manuscripts,” the psychic at the psychic fair told me several years ago. That was right after I’d been rejected again from a major New York publisher, a particularly disheartening rejection. In the 90’s, I’d started two stories that continued to Read More...