Pinterest Board of the Month: Unicorns

It’s that time of month when I share one of my Pinterest Boards.  This month we are beginning to step into the world of Phi Alpha Pi.  Recently my friends and family got to help pick symbols to represent the sorority at the center of the story.  To help me and my cover designer, IRead more

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Not A Blog Tour: The Rotary Club in Lowell

It’s always fascinating to see the web of my world come to life.  Yes, I didn’t grow up in Massachusetts, but my mother did and my parents lived here for quite a while before we moved to Miami.  Even now, after 15 years, I have connections where I least expect it.  One of those connectionsRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017

Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo: Flying By the Seat of My Pants

Back in November 2014, just a few months after I wrote Modern Persuasion, I decided to take on my first mystery story.  For the first time I had a completely original idea.  I wasn’t basing it on fan fiction and I wasn’t using Jane Austen as my model.  I had my own, original characters.  IRead more

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Caroline

Caroline Bingley is the woman we all love to hate.  She is Elizabeth Bennet’s chief rival and is set up to be the only female villain in the original Pride and Prejudice.  I found her fascinating and I hope you do too!  Here are five things you won’t know about Caroline from reading Phi AlphaRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017 – Woodhouse Cafe and Yarn

How is it October?  Wasn’t I just working on a project in July?  Do I really have to think about what I’m working on this November? I guess I should!  It’s not a problem, I’ve actually been thinking a lot about how I’m going to spend November.  I have one project that I need toRead more

BCof1 Monthly Book Club – September Pt. 2

I had a weird month of reading.  It was dominated by long audiobooks that I started, had to return before I finished, and then ended up at the end of a long waitlist before getting again.  I love Overdrive, but it does present a problem for continuity.  This has caused 2 problems with reading EmmaRead more

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Charlie

I always felt Mr. Bingley was never given the attention he deserved. Only Mr. Darcy’s opposite could have been the other male hero of the book. Just as Lizbeth and Jane are complimentary opposites, so are Wil and Charlie.  Here are five things you won’t know about Charlie from reading Phi Alpha Pi Like withRead more

BCo1 Monthly Book Club – September pt.1

You might remember that I am trying something new to bring books (other than my own) back to the blog.  This 2 part monthly book club features a classic and a new-ish book.  This week we are going to discuss Alex and Eliza. I listened to the audiobook for Alex and Eliza on the bus trip toRead more

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Modern Persuasion’s Not a Book Tour: Montreal, Canada

I have never been to Canada before, at least, not until this summer. I wish this trip had happened at a better time in my summer, but… Well, let me tell you both the good and bad about the trip. So, if you saw the pictures from Instagram, you know I was there for aRead more