Category Archives: Countess of Harleigh Mysteries

Researching The Hard Way

I just finished the first draft of book 6 in the Countess of Harleigh series. (Hooray!) For me, first drafts are short and mostly made up of plot points and dialog, and perhaps most importantly, sidebar comments noting everything I … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and I’ve been reading about the accomplishments of some amazing women from the past. The characters in the Countess of Harleigh series are more likely to make headlines in the society pages than the front … Continue reading

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Where Can a Girl Get a Good Cup of Coffee?

Part of an author’s job is promotion and every now and then a unique opportunity for promotion comes along. My publisher arranged for my next book, A Fiancée’s Guide to First Wives and Murder, to be featured in a magazine … Continue reading

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The Right Words

Writers are always trying to find just the right word or phrase to convey a specific mood or emotion. As a writer of historical fiction, I also have to make sure the word or phrase was used in that context … Continue reading

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I’m home all day, so why am I not getting any work done?

Greetings from my home/workplace in Arizona! Last time I posted that staying home really isn’t a hardship for me since I already work from home and tend to be a homebody anyway. Looking back on the past month, I had … Continue reading

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Juggling Through February

A writer’s life often involves a lot of juggling, and apparently, so does the month of February. This short month had me juggling work on five different books. I know many authors do that, but since I write one book … Continue reading

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A Victorian Christmas

The Countess of Harleigh mystery series begins in April of 1899, just as the year’s social season begins. Book two in the series takes place in July, at the end of the season when the social whirl has died down. … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal!

There’s nothing like the first glimpse of a new cover. It’s a snapshot of someone else’s image of my story and it’s such a thrill! I’ve been lucky to have a wonderful cover artist in Sarah Gibb. She’s always managed … Continue reading

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Book News & Heiress Anna Gould

Just when I was doing so well with my blogging, I missed a post. My only excuse is I was working on the first draft of book 4, and when I’m drafting (as opposed to revising) I need to stay … Continue reading

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