One of my critique partners said she nearly spit out her tea when she read a Star Wars quote in an early draft of INN BY THE LAKE. That’s when I knew I’d hit on something I wanted to keep. You’ll find the quote as well as references to some of my favorite movies, from…
A regular feature on Twitter, #BookQW, is designed to give readers a taste of what we’re writing. This week’s word is TEST. My quote comes from INN BY THE LAKE, published in e-book in December by Champagne Books. The paperback will be released in February. DeWayne saved their lives. Maybe not literally, but if he…
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?
In INN BY THE LAKE, which launches later this month, I must’ve been thirsty a lot. One of my favorite characters (I admit I love them all), Chef Henri loves to serve cocktails on the porch while his guests and family watch the sun set.
I used to think it took one person to write a book. Now, I know better.
Modern by mid-20th Century standards, but born of the countryside it inhabits, Fallingwater became a family get-away, a repository for their art collection and, now, a marvel everyone may visit.
When I need to time travel, I head to New Castle, Delaware. With Colonial architecture, well-planned gardens, interesting shops and delicious eateries, it’s a quiet getaway near Wilmington, Delaware’s largest city.
Deep Creek Lake, in Garrett County, Maryland’s western-most county, attracts visitors year round for its natural delights.
Amanda isn’t much of a pack rat but saves only the most special things. Here are five things she values.
First, happy Thanksgiving! Even if the pandemic has kept us from being with the crowds of people who love to celebrate with, I hope your day is one of gratitude and love. I know mine is. I’m thankful for you, glad you take a moment now and then to stop by here. On Thursdays, I’ve…