May 18, 2019

Beacon Beach refers to a real place that flourished in 1886, when my historical romance, “Beacon Beach,” took place. It still exists today, linking the towns of Cape May and Cape May Point, at the very southern tip of New Jersey.

No one in real life, however, calls the...

April 18, 2018

My journey to becoming a romance writer was a long one, but it was still challenging, rewarding and fun. It began when I realized, to my surprise, that I am at heart a storyteller. And then, when I finally gave myself permission to try fiction, that my favorite stories...

April 4, 2018

Mercy Montgomery, Luke Owen and the other wagon train pioneers in my historical romance novel, “Mercy’s Way,” stopped at Independence Rock on their way to Oregon Country in 1845. 

I did in-depth research about the Trail before I wrote my story, and portrayed Independenc...

March 14, 2018

The truth is that the real Oregon Trail was anything but romantic. According to the Oregon California Trails Association, approximately one out of every ten people who traveled it in the mid 1800s did not survive. But it sure makes for an exciting setting for a romance...

February 22, 2018

I thought writing a novel was the hard part. Turns out learning how to market is proving much more challenging. So much to learn, so many options, so many sources of information, it is almost overwhelming!

But that's okay. It is taking me out of my comfort zon...

February 3, 2018

Why I chose to write about a journey along the Oregon Trial.

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