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 | Amazon UK | 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 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...

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...

How many books have you written?

I am asked that question, and I never know how to answer it. I don’t keep track of the books I've written. So, I thought I’d put together a list of my books. Some, like Reunited and Best Intentions are my “backlist,” and I’ve republished them under the titles of Kentucky Read More...

Why I love medieval romance

For a high school book report, I read Katherine by Anya Seton. Published in 1954, the novel transported me into a world I’ve loved ever since. We were big into “theme” back then in English class. Katherine was not simply a romance or an adventure; it described the personal Read More...

Medieval romance, my favorite reads

“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 publisher, a particularly disheartening rejection. In the 90’s, I’d started two stories that continued to “collect Read More...