In my last post, I wrote about the editorial process and why it takes so long, and I promised that the next one would be suggestions and strategies writers can use to make that process go more smoothly and, hopefully, a little bit faster. In the interim, I have finished up edits on one bigContinue reading “Help Me Help You (The Editorial Process Part 2)”
Category Archives: Falstaff Books
What Is Your Editor Doing?
… when she’s not editing your book? Like every writer I’ve ever known or heard tell of, I’m a fretful ball of nerves every time I send in a manuscript. Back in days of yore when I was writing my first books on stone tablets and had never edited anyone else in my life, IContinue reading “What Is Your Editor Doing?”
The Princess and the Peonies – sneak peek!
So you know how Stella has been engaged to George Barrington since the end of Guinevere’s Revenge? Well, in Stella 4, The Princess and the Peonies, they finally cross the finish line. In more ways than one. But don’t let me spoil it for you. How about a sneak peek at Chapter 1? _____________________________________________________ StellaContinue reading “The Princess and the Peonies – sneak peek!”
The Passion of Miss Cuthbert
I have a new book out. It’s called The Passion of Miss Cuthbert, and it’s the second in my series of romantic mysteries starring amateur detective Stella Hart. Stella is a silent movie actress in the 1920s whose stepfather owns an English manor house. Her fiancé and partner in crime-solving is George Barrington, Thirteenth BaronetContinue reading “The Passion of Miss Cuthbert”
The Paperback Rack at the Big Star
Every writer has a touching story about their favorite bookstore or library as a child, the place where they discovered the ineffable delights of literature. I can go on at great length about my love for Miss Daisy at the Chester County Library or my swoon of ecstasy the first time I walked into theContinue reading “The Paperback Rack at the Big Star”
Free E-Books, No Stealing!
Everybody loves free stuff. Some readers love it so much, they’re bankrupting writers by supporting pirate sites. The crazy thing is, it is perfectly possible to get all kinds of great free fiction without bending the rules or pissing off your favorite author. Sites like Prolific Works have shiny, well-produced, absolutely-bug-free E-books from every genreContinue reading “Free E-Books, No Stealing!”
My Heroes Have Sometimes Been Cowboys
The first grown-up movie I ever saw in a theater was The Cowboys, starring John Wayne. It came out in 1972, so I would have been eight years old. My dad has always been a die-hard Wayne fan (oh, the raging fights we’ve had about McClintock!), and in those days, first-run movies didn’t hang aroundContinue reading “My Heroes Have Sometimes Been Cowboys”
The Dark Lady – a freebie for Pride Month
In honor of Pride Month 2019, here’s a short story I wrote for a 2016 anthology Falstaff Books put together to raise money for LGBTQ support and awareness. Get your copy of the full anthology HERE. In my story, a transgender woman who found herself as a boy actor at Shakespeare’s Globe makes peace withContinue reading “The Dark Lady – a freebie for Pride Month”