The action of my new Southern gothic horror novel, The Devil Makes Three, kicks off on Indigenous People's Day. And the book officially releases this week, October 14. So I thought now would be a good time to show off a sample chapter. xoxo Lucy Serena had come home to Saxon County two years before … Continue reading A sneak peek at The Devil Makes Three
This week's update from The Bitter Southerner is all about peaches. (Do y'all read The Bitter Southerner? If you don't, you should - it's the best overview of the best things about the so-called New South I've seen; I like it way better than the Oxford American.) August is prime peach season, and I am … Continue reading It’s Peach Season, Y’all
Last week the whole HeeHaw gang went to the beach for our annual beach trip—me, my darling Thunder, both my gorgeous sisters and their incomparably handsome husbands, my niece (aka the Most Perfect Teenager on the Planet), and my beloved bestie. And yes, it was weird being there without either of my parents. Lots of … Continue reading Beach Breakfast (Sausage gravy recipe)
One of the most fun things about writing Stella Hart is her dialogue. She's a classic, F. Scott Fitzgerald-style New York flapper working in Hollywood as a silent movie actress and running around the globe solving murders with her hunky love interest, George Barrington, 13th Baronet of Kingsley-on-Pike. And she talks like a party girl … Continue reading The Hips of the Eel – Slang in the 1920s
The third Stella Hart mystery is available now for pre-order from Falstaff Crush. This is the one that takes place in Hollywood in the 1920s, and it's an absolute scream. You'll love it, I promise. Click the cover to ... oh. You want a sample before you're ready to commit. Fine then. Have a look … Continue reading Sneak peek – Chapter 1 of The Baronet Unleashed
Finally, something fun and happy to blog about! I have a story in an amazing new anthology from HorrorAddicts.net press! Harkening back to the glory days of gothic romance that had us up reading all night, HorrorAddicts.net Press Presents: Haunts & Hellions edited by Emerian Rich 13 stories of horror, romance, and that perfect moment … Continue reading Haunts and Hellions!
Heya Kittens - So yeah, I've been away for a while, and regular readers have probably guessed why. My lovely dad who fell almost exactly a year ago passed away on September 18. I just had to go look up the date because I couldn't believe he's been gone that long already. I've been in … Continue reading So then my dad died …
Hey kittens! The writers of Meant to Be Press (including one of my best beloved writer girls, Emmy Z. Madrigal) have done another anthology of music-inspired romances. And I say ooooo . . . . Meant to Be…INSPIRED **Read Free Excerpt Below** Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight … Continue reading Meant to Be . . . INSPIRED: new music-inspired romance
When my hubs and I got married, there were a few things I had to learn to cook. Toast with Vegemite and mild cheddar cheese. Ham and cheese sandwiches with butter on the bread instead of mustard. Pea and ham soup like his mum makes. But the thing I had the hardest time getting right … Continue reading Aussie Meat Pie
So yesterday, the Thunder from Down Under and I pulled into our driveway at lunch, and there was this tiny little dark lump near the carport. "What is that?" I asked Thunder. My sister next door has baby kittens at her house, but they're two different shades of orange. My massive Viking of a husband, … Continue reading Baby Trash Panda!