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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Back Home and Last Post

January 2016: I return home and wait for revisions on the final book for Gentlemen of Worth.

It isn’t until the end of February that the revisions arrive. I turn them in before the end of the month.

April 2016: The cover and final edits arrive! In a few days after this post on September 6th, A Rake Reformed will be available on

That brings The Gentlemen of Worth series, and this Blog to an end.

This blog wasn’t really what I had envisioned five years ago when it started. I wanted to jot down ideas and sort out fictional situations before I set them in a novel. It didn’t turn out that way. I much preferred to spend my time writing instead of blogging about it.

What’s Next? I have already started another Regency tale. I don’t know if it’s one big book or a series of 2 or 3. As I write that I am plotting a series of Regency Mysteries. That should take a decade or two to finish.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Further North to Fife, Scotland

January 2016:

We’re staying at Balbirne House.

It looks so peaceful and quiet.

Okay. . . so there wasn’t much quiet to be found there. One would never expect to hear this type of music there.

Thank goodness for my iPod and earbuds. 

Monday, August 1, 2016


Late December 2015: 

We’re off to Scotland. It’s cold and gray and beautiful. We’re staying at Prestonfield House.

New Year’s Eve day we toured Edinburgh Castle.

That night we stayed inside during the Hogmanay celebration

On New Year’s day we visited Holyrood Palace.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Christmas in York

Late December 2015: We spent a wonderful Christmas at Middlethorpe Hall. This has been one of the nicest stays in England.

There was some bad flooding while we were in staying in York. We did manage to see a few sites.

York Minster

the Shambles
York Castle
Roman ruins
what's left of the York Abbey 

York was very beautiful and we wished we could have spent more time there. There was so much more to see.

Friday, July 1, 2016


Mid-December 2015: There were no trains in Regency England but I have to get to York and prefer it not to take days to get there. 

We’re staying at Middlethorpe Hall.

This was home to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. I've since come across her name many times. I'm sorry I never had a chance to meet her and I'm sure she would have found me very boring.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

An Added Challenge

Cowboy Romance writer Carolyn Brown has asked me to write a short story for her new Blame it on Texas Kindle World.

I’ve managed to write winter in England when in Maui.

I’m sure I can manage a Texas summer while in Scotland.

Since making this Blog post I can now announce . . . Brokenhearted Cowboy 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Holiday Plans


December 2015: The Hubby and I fly to London to spend the holidays with daughter. We’ll stay in London for a few days before heading north.