My beautiful map of Port Royal and Kingston Jamaica, for my soon to be new writing room, "Peggy's Cove." This map is dated 1772. Of course it isn't the original but it's beautiful. Check out a little history on the tragic Earthquake that destroyed a great deal of Port Royal in 1692. I chose … Continue reading My Beautiful Map of Port Royal and Kingston Jamaica
While chatting with fellow pirate lover and author Christi Taijeron, we were discussing the research of ships and I thought, you can find anything on YouTube...I'm so happy!
***Updated*** Everything written here is true to the best of my knowledge. All of these statements came directly from my mother or other family members. Ever since I was a little girl, I was told who my grandfather was, what he did for a living and why he wasn't in our lives. It didn't really … Continue reading You’re Nobody ‘Till Somebody Loves You
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?
I won't take up much of your time my friends. I'd like to get moving on setting up my blog tour for "The Blue Diamond." I'd like to start the tour the week before the book actually launches. If you are a book blogger, lifestyle blogger or any kind of blogger, and you are interested (I … Continue reading It’s Almost BLOG TOUR Time Again!
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!
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
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
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.”
My First Character interview for the series will be with Teagan Whelan, one of the main characters from "Fireflies." I'm really shocked that I was able to get her to sit down and answer fifty questions tonight but she was very interested in sharing. 1. What is your name? Teagan Brianne Whelan 2. Why were … Continue reading An Interview With Teagan Whelan of “Fireflies.”