Valentines Day Blog Hop

I’m participating in a blog hop today featuring authors from around the globe who write historical books. The hop begins at 9am Pacific Time and ends Monday at 2am. Please be sure to comment at the end of the post so you can be entered in a drawing for a $75 Amazon gift card. Each … Read more

Living with Ralph the Rescue

I’m an animal person—dogs, cats, bird, lizard, fish. Fred the lizard lived in our house—in a terrarium—but didn’t belong to us. Same with Gilmore the fish. The bird went to live with my grandmother when it lost its feathers due to nerves. The cats used to stare at it. Endlessly. Which brings me to cats, … Read more

Eating My Way Through a Pandemic

I’ve always been a grazer. I snack on whatever is in the cupboard, especially when stressed, and for the past year my bad habits have thrived. Whether it’s sweet or salty, crunchy or smooth, whatever can be pulverized by teeth or melted on the tongue is fair game even if it’s been lying around at … Read more

Toughing It Out in an Unpopular Sub-genre

I write early California rancho-period historicals. Are they westerns? Kind of. Are they Victorians? Kind of. Are they steamy? Definitely. Do they have their own category? They don’t, so they’re kind of on their own. Do you remember Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones in that old Zorro movie? It had action, sizzle, humor, and a … Read more