A Great Love Story

The first flush of love is so fun to write.  Chests heaving, hearts pounding, minds reeling–it is all so wonderful and tantalizing. As I begin a sequel to Megan’s Christmas Knight, however,  I find that I want to take Megan and Nick’s relationship to the next level–to move it from being a one-shot, simple fantasy romance to something deeper and more…

Megan’s Christmas Knight

Nick has been renamed by the publishers who so wisely projected that for searchers to find a Christmas book, it needs to have Christmas in the title.  Thus it is now Megan’s Christmas Knight. Nick is, after all, Megan’s personal “knight in shining armor” so to speak.  He rescues her in every possible way a…

A Contract for Nick

How appropriate that this is my 200th post since I started blogging as a frustrated, unpublished writer. I got a contract for my Christmas book, Nick!  Gilded Dragonfly Books has taken it on, and I cannot tell you how excited I am to work with them. Nick is the story of Megan, a young woman who…

Love My Allusions!

I love allusions.  They create a strong connection between reader and writer, not to mention reader and reader.  We’ve read the same books! We’ve seen the same movie! We know the same myths and legends!  Allusions are cultural unifiers. Overstating you say?  Look at JK Rowling’s Harry Potter.  How many of us know that McGonagall’s…

All writing is mathematical.

Ah, you say, how can that be?  Am I crazy?  Mathematicians, engineers, and computer geniuses totally use one side of their brains and poets/artists/literary giants totally use the other! It’s like zombies coexisting peacefully with the living! Like football players getting along with the marching band!  Like the Flyers and the Rangers sharing the ice without bloodshed!  No,…