Chapter 1—Jessica: Starting out

Chapter 1 March 16, 9:30 a.m.  Jessica: ALL BY OURSELVES “I wish I had a cat.” Those are the wistful words from my bored six-year-old daughter still in her pajamas, looking up from schoolwork assignment we just read together.  The way things are right now, I don’t want a cat or a bat, a dog,…

Help me finish my new book — #whathappensnext

While we are all on lock-down, I’m writing a book and don’t know how it ends. Jessica starts her new job, a dream job writing for her hometown newspaper, the day the governor enacts stay-at-home orders. So she’ll meet her colleagues on Zoom and conduct her interviews via phone and email. Dan doesn’t even want…

Creativity thrives in time of covid-19

I have heard it said (more than a few times) we’re going to have a baby boom when this is all over. With stay-at-home orders spreading from one coast to the other, I don’t doubt it. And what a wonderful thing. Love in the present and hope in the future! This pandemic is awful. Though…

Thanks, E. Elizabeth Watson

A delightful romance! Tilghman skillfully captures the essence of young love and warm Christmas traditions in this holiday novella. – E. Elizabeth Watson author of Westward Bound and The Ladies of Scotland series This is the lovely blurb that appears on the top of my new novella, LOVE LETTERS & GINGERBREAD, my Christmas story set in Annapolis…

Join us for a write-in

The Maryland Romance Writers love sharing their love of the process of writing. Our group has decided to spread the love a little further by hosting summer write-ins for our members—and anyone who would like to join us. If you’ve been thinking I’d like to write a novel, a memoir, a short story, a letter…