Fiction: Thankful Crenshaw Misses a Step

“William, I’m so ashamed of myself—truly—you must forgive me. I’m just so annoyed over Miss Peckham.” “Why? Because you need to be the center of the universe at all times? Come to your senses,” William said as he pulled a bottle of whiskey from under the tablecloth and filled a large glass to the rim….

How to Write a Big House Novel: Learn from the Irish

Here’s a belated bit of Irish: CASTLE RACKRENT, a short novel by Maria Edgeworth published in 1800, is often regarded as the first historical novel, the first regional novel in English, the first Anglo-Irish novel, the first Big House novel and the first saga novel. POWER AND PRIVILEGE IN THE BIG HOUSES OF IRELAND (Fantastic…

Holiday Gratitude:Friends

Thanks to all the kind and supportive bloggers and readers of my novels for making this a wonderful year! My cover designer SAMANTHA HENNESSY created these adorable seed packets in honor of our next cover collaboration on the continuing BUCK CRENSHAW SERIES of novels. Aren’t they sweet? We have some great ideas for the cover…