Intriguing Characters in Real Life

Intriguing Characters in Real Life

–Are There Some in Your Everyday World?     It’s no secret I love to write and teach. So, I’m often asked from where I get ideas for names, plots, and characters.   As for names, I’ve been known to go shopping for ideas in cemeteries!   Plots...
When a Million-Plus Words is Still Not Enough

When a Million-Plus Words is Still Not Enough

I love words. They’re my tools. I stitch them together in an effort to entertain, enthrall, and inspire readers. Sometimes I hit the mark; other times, I have to tear out the stitching and start over. And, with 1,033,322 words in the English language (Global Language...
Ponder the Drabble and the Cell Phone Novel

Ponder the Drabble and the Cell Phone Novel

Readers love to share unusual tidbits about writing with me, and I love it! I always ponder them, sometimes post them, and, on a good day, even try them. But, two ideas I received recently prompted me to put on the brakes: (1) the drabble, and (2) the cell phone...
Following Your Passion

Following Your Passion

I write novels that blend historical intrigue and modern-day suspense with romance and a touch of supernatural. Try to find that category at your favorite book store. As such, one of my favorite parts of writing is undertaking research. In Book 3 (Escaping from the...
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