Saturday, July 16, 2016

(The) Writing Life: THE FIRST BOY I LOVED. Kindle Verson On Sale...

ON SALE until July 31






because old loves and old sins cast long shadows...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

(The) Writing Life--Well, That Didn't Take Long...

THE PRISONER, winner of the coveted Romance Writer of America's RITA award for Best Short Historical the year it was published, is now live in the Kindle format on Amazon.

If you would happen--I hope--be interested:


"A privileged Union officer escapes from the living hell of a Confederate prison  --only to be saddled with a prisoner of his own."

(The) Writing Life--Coming Soon...

The book Diana Gabaldon recommended in a recent blog:

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

(The) Writing Life: A Blog Mention

I do love blog mentions--unless they hate the book, me AND the camel I rode in on. Then, not so much.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

(The) Writing Life: A Deal For Readers

It's a Love Story. It was a RITA Finalist.
Now for a while it's a $1.99 Deal.
Available in the ebook format at the following:

Apple app store:

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

(The) Writing Life: Kindle Backlist Book Available.



The wild Cornishman, descendant of a Crusader and a Saracen's daughter, exiled to America. The young woman, hidden away in a rough gold mining town in North Carolina, forbidden by her autocratic father to ever marry.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Writing (about) LIfe: Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Everyone! (This is how you get two stacks of books up off the floor.)

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Writer's Cat--Or More Accurately, The Cat's Writer

Many of us writers are owned by cats. Let me introduce you to my Feline Boss, Carl (aka Bubby). He is a pre-owned model, and for months I was never sure who owned him. He began to visit, especially when I wrote outside, often joining me on the swing or on the glider or under my chair for a quiet snooze. (Writers can be notoriously boring--and apparently restful.) But he liked a little excitement, too, because he'd follow the DH around as he did assorted yard work and/or car maintenance. Visitors kept saying, "I didn't know you had a cat." And I would say, "I don't," and they would say, "I don't think he knows that." So I began identifying him as The Cat I Don't Own--despite the fact that I would feed him. And I began calling him "Carl." (I'll show you a photo of why that was later--it has to do with the Geico Insurance commercial and "Carl," the lion.) Eventually, though, the mystery began to unravel. He belonged to the Navy-Marine military family next door. (He may look like a big old orange cat, but I think he's really a "Devil Dog." Dogs try to chase him, and he either ignores them or chases them back.) His military mom, who is active duty, was reassigned, and where they were going, he couldn't go. So I said I'd take him--and I haven't regretted it for a minute, despite his rabid interest in the writing process. So this is Carl, aka Bubby, The Cat I Now Own. (Sort of.)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Writing (About) Life...

Hot summer day
Bride-to-be carrying her wedding dress
in a big black bag
Our glances cross
We both smile...

Thursday, July 16, 2015


ON SALE: $1.99

From Library Journal

When her British officer husband's murderous deeds and his affronted dignity result in Hannah Elway's capture by the Cherokee as retribution, her only hope of staying alive is Five Killer (Robert McLarn), a half-Scot Cherokee brave, a man who was once rejected as a suitor by Hannah's father and who has, in turn, rejected his white heritage. But now, with an agenda of his own, Five Killer is forced to walk a dangerous line between love and betrayal as he works both to honor his word and save the people he loves. A study in cultural contrasts, this well-written, vividly descriptive tale skillfully juxtaposes the "savage" with the "civilized" and allows the reader to draw some occasionally unexpected conclusions. Realistic historical and cultural detail, a sensitively handled romantic relationship, a heroine who strengthens with the story, and a hero who comes to terms with his two cultures combine in a sensual, emotionally involving romance that is both brutal and tenderDand satisfying. Reavis (The Long Way Home) is a multi-RITA Award-winning author and lives in North Carolina.
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