WIPjoy #4

Share a song that inspires you for this story. Um . . . Maybe something by October Project? I mean, nothing immediately springs to mind, which is kind of weird since I usually do use songs for inspiration. Maybe the Waterboys’ take on Yeats’ “The Stolen Child”? It simply uses the poem: Where dips the…

WIP Wednesday

I’m taking WIPjoy at my own pace. For today I’ll break and give you a new snippet of Faebourne. In this scene, Duncan has been left alone to dress himself before breakfast. He was peering under the bed in search of appropriate footwear when the door opened once more and Richard entered. Duncan rose from…

WIPjoy #3

Share a visual that goes with your WIP. I’ve been trying to find photos of places that could pass as Faebourne, which is a gothic kind of mansion set in the wilds. I can find gothic mansions, and I can find wilds, but seldom both (without it looking like a horror novel). I’ll be relying…

WIPjoy #2

Describe your main character for us. Duncan Oliver is not the hero you picture on most romance covers. In fact, the first paragraph of Faebourne says it all: Duncan Oliver was in every respect an unremarkable gentleman. He was not tall, though also not any shorter than would be deemed respectable. He was not rich,…

WIPjoy #1

I’m a bit late starting this, but I’m going to be taking you through my WIP Faebourne, which is another Regency romance akin to Brynnde. In fact, this being the first WIPjoy post, let me introduce Faebourne properly. This is the story of Duncan Oliver, a damoiseau in distress. (Well, he’s not French, but what…

Read Self-Published!

April is Read Self-Published Month, meant to encourage readers to try indie authors and self-published books. It can be so difficult to break into this business, which is an odd thing to say since it’s easier than ever to publish a book. The hard part comes in getting anyone to read those books! That is…

IWSG: Too Much = Not Enough

It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Read and support writers by clicking here, and if you’re a writer you can also join! I currently have three different writing projects in the works. Meanwhile, I’m also being slammed by one son’s baseball schedule and the other son’s physical therapy appointments as he learns…

“Winning”

I’ve told this story before, but I like to do it again periodically for new readers. My first publishing credits came from small magazines and literary journals. But after that I ran up against the wall of agents and publishers, and I eventually self-published. My goal wasn’t money or fame. I just wanted my work…

No Joke!

April is Read Self-Published Month! Many of my books are self-published, including my most recent novel Brynnde. (InD’Tale Magazine calls Brynnde “a highly recommended Regency read!”) All month long, blog tours and giveaways are happening. Check the Read Self-Published Facebook page to keep up with the goings on. First stop on the blog tour is…