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November 19, 2019

About 18 months ago, I ran across the story of the American Women’s Hospital (AWH) and was surprised that I’d never heard of these brave women before.  Their story is much bigger than this, but the gist of the matter is that female physicians in the US were not allowed...

May 2, 2019

If you’ve been following my posts about how an unpublished manuscript goes to published novel, I apologize for almost forgetting to write about an important step in the process:  the promotional text.  Around the same time the cover is being conceived by the design tea...

April 13, 2019

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just become one of the permanent moderators for American Historical Novels, a Facebook and Goodreads group for fans of historical fiction. Instead of a typical book club, we feature a different historical fiction author host each week....

April 6, 2019

My next novel was inspired by the true story of the American Women's Hospital, an all-female team of doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, and aides, who went to war-torn France to offer their help during World War I.  These trailblazing women have almost disappeared fro...

February 24, 2019

Moving forward in my quest to share all the steps taken toward a published book, I come to the copyediting phase. The phase before this one, Developmental Editing completed, now my book has gone to a copyeditor.

in a nutshell, he or she will correct technical, grammar,...

February 2, 2019

For those of you who have not read my 2017 release, today is a great opportunity to change that, as THE UNCERTAIN SEASON is a Kindle Daily Deal.

Writing this book was a labor of love in tribute to Galveston, an island that for me as a child simply meant "the beach."

So f...

December 30, 2018

As many of you know already, I’ve been posting informational updates about the process a new novel goes through after it is written and until publication.  I started writing about this with MERCY ROAD’s developmental editing stage, which I’m still in the middle of.  I’...

December 11, 2018

Have you ever wondered what your favorite author reads for pleasure?

Recently I've learned about a site called BookBub that lets readers find out just that. The site is a place where authors recommend their favorite books. There are some links to buy books, but this is...

November 28, 2018

My next novel, MERCY ROAD, will be published next year and is now entering the editing process at my publisher. The first step is done by a developmental editor, who looks primarily at the content but assesses all aspects of the novel, gives advice, and makes suggestio...

November 1, 2018

 Whew! Now I can finally announce this.  I've known for some time that THE RIVER WIDOW had been chosen for the phenomenal promotion called Amazon First Reads.  Every month six books are chosen to be a part of the program that runs for a month before the official public...

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