It’s Peach Season, Y’all

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

The Hips of the Eel – Slang in the 1920s

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

Sneak peek – Chapter 1 of The Baronet Unleashed

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

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 Baronet … Continue reading The Passion of Miss Cuthbert

Three Things I Love (About Winter Knight)

Winter Knight, the book I have coming out on February 11, 2020, is the only romance I've ever written just for me. I love all my kissy book stories, all my heroines, all my heroes. But with Winter Knight, I asked myself, if I was on Amazon or at the bookstore looking for a romance … Continue reading Three Things I Love (About Winter Knight)

An Outlaw Meaner than Krampus

Hey Kittens - in case I haven't mentioned it, there's what I consider to be a really sweet Christmas story in Bury Me Not called "Cowboys and Krampus." Here's a little sneak peek: By suppertime, the snow was drifted halfway up the windows downstairs, and the hotel was full enough to bust. People had drifted … Continue reading An Outlaw Meaner than Krampus

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 the … Continue reading The Paperback Rack at the Big Star

Good Grief

I know I'm late, y'all, sorry. My dad is in the hospital. He fell again, and even though we're still very hopeful that he's going to be absolutely okay, it's a whole big thing. Anybody who's ever had a sick parent knows what I mean. Anybody who's ever had a sick parent who is former … Continue reading Good Grief

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 genre … Continue reading Free E-Books, No Stealing!

Lucy’s Halloween Bedtime Story: Dead-Sperado

Guess what, kittens? I'm on the YouTubes! My Evil Genius hubby and my publisher rallied around and helped me do a recording of myself reading "Dead-Sperado," the first story from my comic weird western romance collection, Bury Me Not. In it, saloon dove Daisy means to seduce and detain the dreaded outlaw Elbert Cade until the … Continue reading Lucy’s Halloween Bedtime Story: Dead-Sperado