Tag Archives: Writing

All’s Quiet on the Conn-Mann Front

Whether Alistair is too busy in his workshop or Jo decided they would have the rest of their Honeymoon Progress alone, I haven’t had any ideas for them in ages. I even tried to write short stories for NaNoWriMo this … Continue reading

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1875 in New York City

The Conn-Mann series is set in the 1870s in New York City. This is an important thing to remember about the books in the series. It was a time and place that I’ve taken certain liberties with, but it was … Continue reading

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Today Jo Steps Up to the Plate

The tour stop today is an interview with Jo at Pimp That Character! It’s always so much fun when she gets a chance to speak up. It isn’t the first time she’s been interviewed, but the other interviews have sadly … Continue reading

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First Chapter at I’m Shelf-ish

Today’s blog post is a first chapter reveal at I’m Shelf-ish. This chapter has been featured at several other stops, so I won’t revisit that here. Instead, we will talk about first chapters in general. Every time you start a … Continue reading

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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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New Day, New Stop, New WordPress Editor…

Today’s blog tour stop is an interview at The Dark Phantom. They asked some great questions, so you might learn a bit more about my writing process…or lack thereof. I think you will find it says a lot about me… … 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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Five Flower Review

  Today’s Virtual Book Tour stop is at A Chick Who Reads. She gives The Marvelous Mechanical ManĀ a lovely little Five Flower review. Reviews like this make my heart sing. It tells me I am doing something right. Reviews are … Continue reading

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