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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Exciting news! My book DEVERELL'S DILEMMA is now in paper back and on Kindle.
Several of you, who are Kindle owners, have asked about it in the past.

I am down to the last few chapters of my new manuscript, BELOVED. I have woven a story from several verses in Ezekiel 16. It has been a different journey in my writing than my Regencies. When you are using the Bible as your background you want to get it right. It's a love story that starts in 14th century France and moves to the Middle East. The research, though fascinating, involved a great deal of time. More than once I wanted to give it up, but the basis of the tale had been in my heart for over seven years. I knew it had to be written.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cecily relaxing
This was the 25th Anniversary of the Ozarks Romance Authors Conference. Fabulous job and many thanks to all of  the conference committee and especially to Chairman Cecily Cornelius-White.
Some of the Author sessions were on Self - Publishing, Publicity, Writing Emotion, and Plotting. The two agents gave tips on how to negotiate the Agent/Author Relationship.
The day was informative and fun. You should be there next year.

I've selected a few pictures to share.            

Author & Publisher: Steven Law

Two of our speakers: Authors Leigh Michaels
 & Jennifer Brown 
Agent: Lucienne Diver Author: Rob Thurman Agent: Corie Deyoe Author: Jennifer Brown

Sunday, June 24, 2012

My Favorite Authors Now

   I like my history tangled with murder and mayhem and no one does it better than Anne Perry. I am addicted to her two Victorian series. Her characters are wonderfully real -- flawed, but intelligent and likable. She keeps you guessing til the end when Thomas and Charlotte Pitt expose the culprit. Or Monk and Hester bring the malefactor to justice whether they are noble-born or from the crime infested alleys of Seven Dials. Her re-occuring secondary characters enhance the story with their own distinct voice.
   C.S. Harris has a series called Sebastian St. Cyr Mysteries. Sebastian is a noble man, in the Regency period, who likes to solve murders to the dismay of his father and many others in the ton. Ms.Harris is superb at adding twists and turns that keep her readers captivated and eager for the next book.
   I have other favorites I'll share at another time.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Amazon Purchases Avalon

   Surprise! It truly was a surprise to find out last week that Avalon had been sold to Amazon. I am anticipating information from Amazon this week as to what this transition will mean.
   For all you Avalon readers out there we understand that our books will still be the same family-friendly style you are used to. As you know our books have not  been obtainable for e-readers but with Amazon that all should change, so they will be available to more of you.
   I am eager to find out what exciting new prospects are waiting, but for now I will keep writing on my present 'work in progress'.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Avalon Authors: Author Interview with Kaye Calkins

Avalon Authors: Author Interview with Kaye Calkins:
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I was honored to have the opportunity to interview Kaye Calkins, author of Deverell’s Dilemma, an historical romance published by Avalon...

Monday, March 5, 2012

Ozarks Romance Authors

   I have belonged to the Ozarks Romance Authors for six years.They are a supportive group of people for published and wanna be published writers. I have learned a lot of my craft from their monthly meetings. We have a membership of writers in many genres.

Their yearly conferences bring in great speakers including published authors, publishers and agents. Each year they hold the Annual Weta Contest, {named for the lady who started ORA}. This year the conference is on June 23rd. Please check it out at  You'll be glad you did.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Deverell's Dilemma

The news is out. Deverell's Dilemma will be available for order end of Feb. at Amazon and Barnes & Noble's websites. Check them both out.  What a thrill to see my book on these pages. It's been a long time coming, but worth the wait. All you authors out there know how I feel.