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Journey to Metzlingen: “Adventures in German Cooking” Part One

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 One”

Spreading Some Kindness a Few Words at a Time

“Loved loved loved the Metzlingen Saga.” That’s what the preview of the message said. I was hunkered down on the couch (with the cats, of course) at the tail end of a week of sickness that wiped out my whole house. Sometimes I’m able… Continue Reading “Spreading Some Kindness a Few Words at a Time”

Happy New Year!

Hello friends! It’s a brand-new year and I am HERE for it. πŸ™‚ I love beginnings. New year, new month, new week, new day. Love them all. I’m also a morning person. Give me a cup of coffee and a Monday and I’m usually… Continue Reading “Happy New Year!”

Journey to Metzlingen: Reflections

It’s been three months since The King’s Sword came out. I’ve been quiet here on the blog. I’ve been busy and honestly, I’ve been at a loss for words most days. The launch of my novel was a mix of beautiful support, mad chaos,… Continue Reading “Journey to Metzlingen: Reflections”

Beyond the Page: Where History Meets Metzlingen

Opening Scene: The Battle of Guinegate It’s common knowledge amongst historical writers that only a portion of what we actually research ends up on the page. For ten pages of research reading, perhaps only a line or two might be written to place the… Continue Reading “Beyond the Page: Where History Meets Metzlingen”

It’s Release Day!!

It’s time! It’s release day! The King’s Sword is live! This has been such a journey – I’m smiling, I’m crying, I’m dancing and I’m spinning all at once – I am so very thrilled to finally share this story with you. It’s a… Continue Reading “It’s Release Day!!”

Glimpse Behind the King’s Sword Photo

Family, Flohmarkt Finds & Fuel for Worldbuilding OK, so I love the photos above. On the right, my crew, though much younger, looking out over the Ill River in Strasbourg a few years ago. We had visited there to explore the city, meet up… Continue Reading “Glimpse Behind the King’s Sword Photo”

Bookplates & A Giveaway

WHOA . . . it’s almost release day. WHAT!? When did that even happen!? I’m spinning. I’m dancing. I’m nervous. I’m scrambling, but I’m pumped! And dangit – it’s time to start celebrating! Two fun things to announce – First, if you’ve subscribed to… Continue Reading “Bookplates & A Giveaway”

Meet Avelina

Oh friends. We have reached single digits in the countdown to release… Honestly, I can’t even begin to wrap my head around that. I’ve been writing these characters and their stories for years now – always intending to get to this point – but… Continue Reading “Meet Avelina”

Only Two More Weeks!

Straddling so many emotions these days. Every passing hour brings me a step closer to realizing this lifelong dream and it’s both overwhelming and exhilarating at once. I can’t wait to share my story with you β€” especially the characters that I’ve spent so… Continue Reading “Only Two More Weeks!”