Monthly Archives: January 2016

Robert Morris, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and America’s First True Capitalist

Born to an ironworker from Liverpool, England, Robert Morris’s childhood was anything but quiet. His mother died when he was two. His father, Robert Morris, Sr., came to Maryland in 1738 as an agent for Foster, Cunliffe, and Sons for whom … Continue reading

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Excerpt from “The Earl Finds His Comfort”

On Tuesday, I shared an excerpt from my upcoming release of “Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep.” Today I have an excerpt from “The Earl Finds His Comfort,” which is the sequel to “Angel.” In the previous book, Levison Davids, … Continue reading

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Excerpt from “Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep”

 (Scotney Castle in Kent, England.- the old castle is in the foreground and the new in the background. http://www.castlesandmanorhouses.com/manorhouses.htm) Soon, Black Opal Books will release the first book in a new Regency trilogy. Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep brings … Continue reading

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Joseph Hewes, the Bachelor Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Joseph Hewes was born in Princeton, New Jersey, but he amassed his fortune in a shipping business located in Wilmington, North Carolina. When the revolution broke out, Hewes placed his ships at the service of the Continental Army. Unfortunately because … Continue reading

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When the Heart Dreams Romance Readers and Writers Weekend Mixer, Feb 5-6, with Madeline Hunter & Katherine Ashe

Come Join Me! Featuring a Queen Authors Luncheon Renaissance Charlotte Southpark Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina For people who love to read romance novels and an opportunity for authors to meet and build relationships with new readers in a relaxed casual … Continue reading

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Authors Alley Event, 31 January 2016

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A Primer for Books 1-2 of Thomas Malory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur”

For those of you who have never read Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur or have not read it since you were in secondary school, I intend to keep this simple (or as simple as a 545 years old story can … Continue reading

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