Tag Archives: Women’s Fiction

Wonderful Review: Sailing out of Darkness

I admit it: I’m a terrible blogger. There’s so much else I’d rather do, like work on my next book or read or spend way too much time on social media, checking in with the world on that huge, huge time-hole called Facebook. And, no, the picture above has absolutely Read more →

Prelude to Virtual Launch 8

Prelude to VIRTUAL LAUNCH: Day 8 As we move toward Becalmed’s Facebook Launch Party on July 1, I invite you to meet Tadie Longworth. Share This Blog Post to Win For every unique share of this blog post on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, or other media outlets, I’ll enter your Read more →

Prelude to Virtual Launch 5

Prelude to VIRTUAL LAUNCH: Day 5 Here we are at Day 5 of the prelude for the Becalmed’s Facebook launch Party on July 1. We’ve met James, Elvie Mae, and Rita Whitlock, along with Isa Wellington. Today we meet the Morgans.  Share This Blog Post to Win FIRST WINNER CHOSEN Read more →


Isn’t this fun? Baby steps toward the finish line, but as release date nears (and no, it won’t be tomorrow, but soon), all the changes from the editor and beta readers have been included, the cover is ready, and Amazon has a sale going on! Pre-order at a significant discount Read more →

Beta Reader Reviews BECALMED

From Nicole Petrino-Salter’s blog Into the Fire comes Becalmed’s first blog review.  I’m doing a happy dance. Here’s a bit out of the middle: Normandie Fischer leaves no question as to the authenticity of her sailing know-how in her entertaining first release Becalmed. Just as talented author Tom Morrisey has Read more →

Social Media for Me (Oh, and for You, too!)

You’ve heard it, perhaps in the squeak of your own voice. The fear, the worry, the I-don’t-know-what-I’m-doing so why should I bother? Haven’t you wondered if anyone out there even cares? You have. So have I. It wasn’t all that long ago that I wrote a post where I questioned Read more →

A New Cover for Sailing out of Darkness! Releases August 15, 2013

I am so very excited to reveal the new cover from WhiteFire’s talented Roseanna White. She did a great preliminary one, but it just didn’t feel quite right. You know what I mean? So she looked for ideas. I looked for ideas. I thought I’d found one. She thought it Read more →

My Turn at The Next Big Thing

I’m writing this blog post at the behest of Val Nieman, who tagged me to join in a blog hop called The Next Big Thing. Val is a delightful friend, a transplant to North Carolina from the cold North, and a very talented writer. Her latest, newest, Next Big Thing Read more →

BECALMED: Fun with Book Covers

HAPPY NEW YEAR!     The proposed cover by the designer at Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. I figure where there’s a cover, there’s bound to be a book someday. And here’s the Back Cover Copy: When a Southern woman with a broken heart falls for a widower with a Read more →

The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.: A Review

Have you ever noticed that some friendships require work? You really like her, but sometimes your smile seems fixed, because she’s just so complicated. Her world has so many hills and valleys. Fine, yours does, too, but they’re yours, after all, and her issues remind you of the times you Read more →