Labels and Genres

Where do my stories fit? When I first started writing I believed I was a romance writer. In the past ten years, I’ve focused my attention on writing what I call romantic suspense. Defining my stories and finding the right home for them hasn’t been easy. Although the Leeward Files is a series, each book is a little different. Chrome Pink is more women’s fiction, … Continue reading Labels and Genres

I survived my first presentation

As chairperson of the Pamlico Writers’ Group, and more recently of our conference steering committee, I have been forced to do things that are uncomfortable, like public speaking. I know y’all think because I’m a big mouth broad I shouldn’t be sweating and fearing I’ll pass out just because my audience is ten times what I am comfortable with. I still get knock-kneed and tongue-tied … Continue reading I survived my first presentation

Oh, Christmas Tree

We always had an artificial tree, although dad did insist it be green. His parents’ Christmas tree always looked as if it was made of tin foil. It could also double as an antennae for the television if you set it close enough. When I was able, I was determined to have a real tree. My first real tree was a Charlie Brown pine tree … Continue reading Oh, Christmas Tree

Holiday Traditions

With a daughter-in-law who was raised Buddhist and Methodist, and dear friends who are Muslim, as well as Jewish, Catholic, Bahai and an assortment of Protestants, each with their own unique traditions and holidays, I am awed by their different traditions. What is your favorite holiday? How does your family celebrate it? What is your favorite part of your holiday? Growing up I never really … Continue reading Holiday Traditions

Blessings

I am so blessed to have so many talented family members. My daughter-in-law, Katelynn who came up with the title of White Gold and also took the photo used for the cover and my author photo. My other son’s girlfriend, Keri, was one of my early readers. My mom, father-in-law, oldest daughter-in-law and sister-in-law all act as proof readers during different phases of my writing. … Continue reading Blessings