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

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

WIP: Chapter 1 of Vamp

I've gotten to that point in writing  my new vampire novel where I could really use a nudge.  Anybody want to peek at Chapter 1? Chapter 1 Rosalie left work at midnight.  Rain was blowing in gusts down the sidewalk.  Within a block, her umbrella was broken, and her flimsy excuse for a raincoat was … Continue reading WIP: Chapter 1 of Vamp