Witness to the miracle of reading

A vivacious little six-year-old skips down her school corridors. She stops in front of the bulletin boards, signs and framed sayings that cover the walls. And she reads them. With a sparkle in her bright brown eyes, she reads the words aloud with a touch of awe in her voice. As if it is a…

Reading the RITA winners, Part 1

What makes a book worthy of the Romance Writers of America’s annual RITA award? I wanted to know from a reader’s perspective. So armed with the cover of the September RWA magazine, Romance Writers Report, I started looking for them, the best of all the novels submitted to the annual contest. There are 13, everything…

Thanks Romance Novel Addicts Anonymous

I’m delighted to announce my Civil War novel, DIVIDED LOYALTIES, rated four roses from Romance Novel Addicts Anonymous. I was delighted to hear the cheers for Maureen: “I enjoyed the bravery and strength of the main character, Maureen, who served as a nurse during the war despite her father’s well-meaning but fierce objections.” I understood…