An Encouraging Note to Mistake Makers

“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.” ― Oscar Wilde Some people come to the table with all of their research done. They’ve outlined every subplot of their future novel, they’ve studied the market,…

Top 5 Favorite Romantic Partners in Classic Literature

Hi everyone! After spending quite some time pondering the suffering of soldiers wounded at Gettysburg I thought I needed a quick pick-me-up. 🙂 Maybe you do too. I feel we need some love right now so I’m calling all readers to share the ladies and gentlemen they adore. I mean, who doesn’t like romance done…

A Strange and Blighted Land

Gettysburg: The Aftermath of a Battle In aftermaths of life even the best ideas on paper can leave a trail of human misery or a path to new life. Many times aftermaths are a mixture of both. In A STRANGE AND BLIGHTED LAND Gettysburg: The Aftermath of a Battle we travel more on the first…

Sunday at Middlemay Farm

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson   The Tenafly Road Series

What’s Your Mission in Life?

How do you start with a tiny spark of inspiration and end with a six book series? I’ve just released THE ONE MY HEART LOVES, the fifth book in THE TENAFLY ROAD SERIES so I thought it would be fun to walk down memory lane. My writing mission that I didn’t know I had at…

How Has Reading Fiction Changed Your Life for The Better?

Non-Fiction vs. Fiction Just a simple question for today. For a long time I only read non-fiction to “better” myself and to build up knowledge about specific subjects. I enjoyed novels but saw them as a frivolous thing. Secretly I envied the authors and sometimes even the characters so I avoided them (I was the…

5 Great Writing Quotes to Get You Motivated

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou Yes, the agony of not writing! I’ve tried it. I played that game for thirty years. Don’t do it unless you enjoy feeling like a worthless and envious slug. Pick up your pen. Tap away on the computer. Do something…

Sunday at Middlemay Farm

“The past beats inside me like a second heart.” John Banville, The Sea   The Tenafly Road Series

The One My Heart Loves

A SNEAK PEEK: Second Thoughts … Buck coughed. “Father, I don’t think—well—I believe Lucy wants no part of me any longer, and really … it’s so soon after Meg to be parading a girl on my arm.” “What do you mean?” “It’s for the best. Everyone says so. Lucy wouldn’t fit in.” Buck cast his…

Available Now for Pre-Order!

The Weldon and Crenshaw families are back and in rare form! Pre-order your copy of the fifth book in the historical family saga today! THE ONE MY HEART LOVES Buck Crenshaw falls in love, but will he have the courage to marry when everyone is opposed to the match?  Buck must choose between happiness and…