Tag Archives: Writing

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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Last Stop for the Week

Today’s stop is at Medium.com. This is the last stop for the week, with the tour resuming on Monday. This is an interesting site to explore, so look around after you are finished with the post. The excerpt featured today … Continue reading

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