A talk on travel writing

Before I wrote novels, I was a travel writer. In fact, I always say it was my travel writing that led naturally to writing historical fiction and, more recently, love stories. On Wednesday night, at 7 p.m Eastern time, I’m going to talk about my past life for the South Baltimore writers of the Maryland…

Travel Thursday: Wilmington, DE

My main male character, Luke, in INN BY THE LAKE, has moved away from his parents’ inn in Western Maryland to work at a construction firm in their marketing department. It’s a job he likes, even if it keeps him away from home and his beloved Deep Creek Lake. Because I have enjoyed my time in this insurance, banking and corporate center, I decided he’d find it a good place to work.

But visit? Just for fun? Why?

Oakland, Md. Small town, big heart, plenty of history

The capital of Garrett County, Maryland’s farthest-western county, Oakland, is a charming little town with a gorgeous Queen Anne-style railroad station that once welcomed captains of industry and presidents of the United States. The Episcopal church in town, St. Matthew’s was know as the Church of the Presidents for the four leaders who prayed in…