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Cups, Cakes & Conversation: Writing Redemption & for a Rapid Release

Join me as I brew a cup of coffee and pull up a comfy chair for… A Writerly Chat with our friend, M. N. Stroh My own focus in writing is historical fiction and romance, but I enjoy reading across several genres. I also… Continue Reading “Cups, Cakes & Conversation: Writing Redemption & for a Rapid Release”

Settled In and Charging Forward: Writing Space & Writing Process

Hello friends! Checking in with updates on all the things πŸ™‚ An author that I follow online shared a post the other day and asked a simple question – “Do you keep lists?“ Do I? I answered to the effect of “My lists have… Continue Reading “Settled In and Charging Forward: Writing Space & Writing Process”

One Year Later

Tomorrow is THE KING’S SWORD’s book birthday πŸ™‚ I still sometimes can’t believe that. I can’t thank everyone enough for the support and for coming along with me on the journey to Metzlingen. The novel is so very closer to my heart and to… Continue Reading “One Year Later”

Back in the Seat & Building a Bucket-List (or Two)

Coffee? Check. Computer? Check. Cats (aka my writing buddies)? Double Check. Then let’s go! After about . . . two months of solid move prep, inventorying, and movers, I am BACK IN THE SEAT. The seat’s a bit different, as we’re in camp out… Continue Reading “Back in the Seat & Building a Bucket-List (or Two)”

Cups, Cakes & Conversation: Seeing A Passion Project through to Publication

Join me as I brew a cup of coffee and pull up a comfy chair for… A Writerly Chat with our friend, Ami Maxine Irmen My own focus in writing is historical fiction and romance, but I enjoy reading across several genres. I also… Continue Reading “Cups, Cakes & Conversation: Seeing A Passion Project through to Publication”

Journey to Metzlingen: Literally :)

“I’m gonna live here, Momma. Someday, I’m gonna move back and live in Garmisch.” Lizzie – on our last family vacation before we left Germany in June 2019 When my Lizzie told me that years ago, as she and her twin sister were happily… Continue Reading “Journey to Metzlingen: Literally :)”

Book Club Discussion Questions

Recently, I was contacted by a reader talking about the back matter that I had included in THE KING’S SWORD, as well as one thing in particular they noticed that I had not – a list of discussion questions for book clubs. I’ve heard… Continue Reading “Book Club Discussion Questions”

Journey to Metzlingen: “Adventures in German Cooking” Part Four – Pretzels

I recently had an email from a reader asking about providing “Questions for Book Clubs” for my novel “The King’s Sword”, which led to a fun conversation with some writing friends. Not only did we discuss creating a series of thoughtful questions (which I’m… Continue Reading “Journey to Metzlingen: “Adventures in German Cooking” Part Four – Pretzels”

Journey to Metzlingen: “Adventures in German Cooking” Part Three – Sauerbraten & Spaetzle

I recently had an email from a reader asking about providing “Questions for Book Clubs” for my novel “The King’s Sword”, which led to a fun conversation with some writing friends. Not only did we discuss creating a series of thoughtful questions (which I’m… Continue Reading “Journey to Metzlingen: “Adventures in German Cooking” Part Three – Sauerbraten & Spaetzle”

Journey to Metzlingen: “Adventures in German Cooking” Part Two – Baking

I recently had an email from a reader asking about providing “Questions for Book Clubs” for my novel “The King’s Sword”, which led to a fun conversation with some writing friends. Not only did we discuss creating a series of thoughtful questions (which I’m… Continue Reading “Journey to Metzlingen: “Adventures in German Cooking” Part Two – Baking”