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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.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Off to Maui

November 2015: I might as well be sitting in a box working. I rarely stepped outside. I did not make it to the pool or ocean.
Just never mind… back to work.

It’s all about winter in England… I must have a fantastic imagination because I’m sitting in the warm and humidity of Hawaii.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Back to Normal Life

October 2015: Now that I’m back and the clouds have cleared in my head I realize the current book I’m working on that is due in January has to be turned in while I’m away in the UK. 

Hmm . . .  

Then I realize I need to send it before I leave in December. That means it has be finished and ready to go a month early. A month.


Now I realize I really need to push though the story.  

Friday, April 1, 2016

Late September 2015:   I’ll be recovering for at least a month. 

Oh, the jet lag!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Bath . . . again

Mid September 2015: 

Someone has to go there . . . why not Me?

Friday, March 4, 2016

On to Venice

September 2015: What’s not to love?

Venice has the masks . . .

 St. Mark's Square . . .

. . . and  CafĂ© Florin visited by Charles Dickens, Casanova, and Lord Byron.

Oh, my dears… you must go!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Amazon 99 Romances Sale!

US Marketplace only . . .  An Agreeable Arrangement and . . .

. . . all 5 books of the Gentlemen of Worth series are on sale for 99 cents each!

Friday, January 15, 2016


Early September 2015: My favorite city in Italy.

It has the history . . .

the Duomo…  

. . .  the David

. . . and the Ponte Vecchio 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Cinque Terre

September 2015:

The plan was to take the train to the farthest town from us, Riomaggiore, and return by boat so we could see all of them from the water. It was too windy that day and the boats had closed because of rough sea.

Instead, we visited three of the five by train. Next time we’ll have to stop by Manarola and Corniglia.