Category Archives: Writing

When a Character Has a Real Tombstone…

When I was getting ready to write The Elderly Earl’s Estate, set in Ireland, my next-door neighbor put me in touch with the Irish Consul here in Austin. The gentleman in that office at the time suggested I put Lady … Continue reading

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How Do You Choose a Book’s Voice?

Today’s book tour stop is a special one. They asked for the guest post to be written from a character’s Point-of-View. Of course, Jo volunteered. 😉 The PoV that you choose for a particular piece can define how your reader … Continue reading

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How Do You Get Engagement?

This is a question for all the bigger bloggers out there. I am starting to look forward to the daily posts, but it’s hard to tell if they are reaching anyone, or if I am mostly talking to myself. I … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different…

There’s no tour stop today, so I thought I would do something else. Couldn’t leave you completely hanging, could I? Here’s a sneak peek at the new book–it will still be in edits for a while–and remember, it is a … Continue reading

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Another Nice Review Today…and a Guilty Confession ;)

This time at Sefina Hawke’s Books. So far, everyone seems as fond of Jo as I am. Have you ever had a character that you identify with so strongly he or she almost feels like family? I know a writer … Continue reading

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Today’s Tour Stop

Today, the Virtual Train (I picture this as a journey cross country in Alistair’s new Steam train…oh, you don’t know about that? Read about it here) stops at the charming Storeybook Reviews for a Top Ten list of characters in … Continue reading

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Back on Tour!

My Virtual Book Tour picks up again today with an interview at The Writer’s Life eZine. I had a lot of fun answering their questions, and hope you find it interesting. Does anyone else worry when doing a spate of … Continue reading

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