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…

Writer’s weekend

Go away, damn snow! Melt, you stupid ice! Nothing is going to keep my writer friends and me from gathering this weekend to write and talk about our works in progress. I’m playing host for the Revisionaries’ first annual writer’s retreat, starting in a few hours. We’ve all watched the weather forecasts like little kids…

Inspiration: Collected Letters

  Sometimes, writing feels like this, a thousand letters (and not all of them familiar) come piling down on top of me. I can be driving down the Beltway, walking through the produce aisle, running on the treadmill. A thousand thoughts pile up on me, letters, words, sentences, paragraphs, Stories. It’s a miracle. Does it…

A nod to the fallen at Antietam

I spent many hours contemplating the ultimate sacrifice given by so many during the Civil War Battle of Antietam while I wrote DIVIDED LOYALTIES. Some 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. Last week, while on my way to a travel writers’ conference, I took a…