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A Fascinating Flight into the Unknown, a Guest Post from Heather King

A Fascinating Flight into the Unknown ~ Hot-Air Balloons When I start a new novel or even a blog post, I am prone to falling down research rabbit holes in the pursuit of historical fact. With my most recent release, … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “A Touch of Mercy, Book 5 of the Realm Series”

  This was the book in which my friend Kim said, “You should have warned me about what was happening. I was in tears for hours afterwards.”  The heroine of the book is Miss Mercy Nelson. She is the younger … Continue reading

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Scottish Irregular Weddings + the Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort”

Clandestine/Irregular Weddings in Scotland A clandestine wedding plays a key role in solving the mystery that occurs in my latest Regency romantic suspense, The Earl Claims His Comfort: Book 2 of the Twins’ Trilogy. But exactly what constituted a clandestine … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “A Touch of Grace: Book 4 of the Realm Series”

A Touch of Grace remains my favorite book of the Realm series. Mayhap, it was because by this time in writing the series,  I did not feel the need to offer but a bit of repetition in the story to … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal for Caroline Warfield’s “Lady Charlotte’s Christmas Vigil”

Cover Reveal from Caroline Warfield… This beautiful cover for Caroline Warfield’s 2017 Christmas Novella comes with the announcement that the book is available for pre-order from various retailers. Love is the best medicine and the sweetest things in life are … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “The Pemberley Ball: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary”

 “The Pemberley Ball” originally appeared in the 2011 edition entitled, The Road to Pemberley: An Anthology of New Pride and Prejudice Stories, published by Ulysses Press. The anthology, edited by Marsha Altman, also includes “But He Turned Out Very Wild” by … Continue reading

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The Great Valley Road, Setting for My Novel, “The Road to Understanding”

When I began writing The Road to Understanding, I needed a perfect route to take my characters across the mountains between Virginia and Tennessee in the late 1780s. Who Traveled Across The Great Valley Road? The majority of the settlers in … Continue reading

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