Cover art by Sharon Schlicht Add another to the list…this is so exciting for me! I loved writing these books and it’s really wonderful to discover that I still love them. LUCIEN’S FALL was a bit of a breakout book, my third historical romance. It was becoming clear to me that medievals did not sell […]
This is what can be fun about the shift in the way books come to market. A Bed of Spices was my first historical. It’s a dark, wildly romantic Romeo and Juliet tale, and I loved it madly. It was, however, set in an unusual location, and it did not sell all that well. Over […]
In HOW TO BAKE A PERFECT LIFE, there is a young girl who falls madly in love with dahlias. Somehow, I am in love with dahlias, too, and this one is growing in my front yard. It makes me want to go exploring.
No one here will be surprised at this post that I wrote for Writer Unboxed. I knew some of you would enjoy reading it, but keep forgetting to post a link here. The Writer’s Toolbox: Walking One of the number one requirements of a commercial fiction career is that you must reliably produce good […]
A BED OF SPICES is a wildly romantic tale of forbidden love set in the turbulent middle ages. Solomon and Rica meet by chance at the herbalist’s cottage and fall deeply in love despite the divisions of religion, class, and expectations — but how can they possibly find a happy ending with so many things […]
I’m at the beginning of a new book. This is probably my favorite part of writing—every possibility exists. There is a freshness to the material, a scent of dew and dawn filling my work hours. There is always the chance that this time I will have matured enough, learned enough, that I will be able […]
When I was a child, I loved going to summer camp. Girl Scout camp in canvas tents with wooden floors, or much more often church camp (probably because it was very inexpensive and my parents had four kids) in cabins housing 20 girls. It was the highlight of the summer—getting ready, gathering shampoo and following […]
I thought you might like to see the sisters. More when I can actually sit up straight. After 6 days of conferencing and three of Walt Disney World, I don’t trust myself to cross the room, much less post about the conference.
Good news! We’ve been working behind the scenes to get old books into ebook format, and the first one, In The Midnight Rain, is ready. Only $3.99! Download for Kindle Download at B&N Download at Smashwords IN THE MIDNIGHT RAIN was my first mainstream novel, a book that was published under my romance pseudonym, Ruth Wind. […]
Having technical difficulties with photos. Will add later. Time: 8:20 pm, English time. Weather: bright and warm. Not a drop of rain in sight. Books read: 2 (1 memoir, picked up on impulse at the Borders in the Orlando airport, 1 British Women’s Fiction picked up at a thrift shop in Cranbrook, Kent when my […]