My New Year’s… Well, You Know

So here we are, three weeks into the New Year and all the talk about “lose weight”, “get in shape”, “organize your life”, and “declutter your house” is already starting to feel like old news. Inspiration quickly gives way to … Read More

My New Year’s… Well, You Know

So here we are, twelve days into the New Year and all the talk about “lose weight”, “get in shape”, “organize your life”, and “declutter your house” is already starting to feel like old news. Inspiration quickly gives way to … Read More

Turn Off the Fluorescent Lights!

This post touches on writer’s craft and has some spoilers.   I used to write love scenes like fluorescent lighting: I revealed everything. Like a sportscaster giving the play-by-play, I accounted for every breath, every moan, every facial expression, every … Read More

Looking Back and Ahead

Janus is the Roman god of beginnings and transitions. He’s characterized by having two faces – one that looks forward, and one that looks behind him. It’s appropriate, then, that our month of January is named for Janus, as the new year … Read More

December 22, 2014: New story excerpt at A Happy Assembly: “Letter from Ramsgate!”

Interrobang! A livid Darcy scowls, then storms out of the Parsonage at Hunsford, just after he and Elizabeth have declared their mutual love?! Attractive widow Isabel Younge plans to mould Georgiana Darcy into an interesting young lady like herself, so … Read More

Ballet Basics

Some readers alerted me to the fact that they wanted to know about all of the ballet terms that I use in The Muse.  So here’s your ballet basics tutorial. One of the most common steps that I refer to in … Read More

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