The #Pirate Code – Can You Follow the Rules of the #Ship?

A Pirate's code of conduct Contrary to popular images of pirates, life aboard ship was often a model of discipline and democracy. The following code of conduct was taken from one 18th century pirate ship and offers interesting insight into pirate affairs. 1. Every man shall obey civil Command; the Captain shall have one full … Continue reading The #Pirate Code – Can You Follow the Rules of the #Ship?

My Face When I Saw My New Book Cover Today!

This has been one hell of a week. Sick, doctor appointments, x-rays, mammogram, barely any sleep, torrential rains and flooding, and worrying about having everything I need together for my PubSlush campaign. Then this morning my husband called my work line...he never calls my work line unless it's an emergency. I had my cell phone … Continue reading My Face When I Saw My New Book Cover Today!

Hope From the Ocean – Another Excerpt from My Second Novel

Somewhere in the Book... The awkwardness between Owen and Sarah at dinner did not dampen the reunion that continued into the evening. Sarah excused herself immediately following the final course of roasted turkey. She’d barely eaten at all but for a warm roll with honey butter dipped lightly in gravy. Kathryn attempted to entice her … Continue reading Hope From the Ocean – Another Excerpt from My Second Novel

Waking Up Thinking About Your Characters – Yes, It’s a Sign that You Miss Them

I know I miss mine - A LOT When I woke up this morning, I was thinking about the Whelans. I was thinking about Teagan and Eli and their evolved friendship. I was thinking about Fagan and Mary and how they were getting on. I was thinking about silly Patrick and the oh so serious … Continue reading Waking Up Thinking About Your Characters – Yes, It’s a Sign that You Miss Them

Quotes and excerpts from some of my favorite scenes from “Fireflies.”

There are some scenes in my books that flowed seamlessly and others that took much longer to come to me. Either way, there were some that I took a great deal of care with because they touched my heart. Here are just a few excerpts from some of those scenes: Fagan was for the first … Continue reading Quotes and excerpts from some of my favorite scenes from “Fireflies.”