Pushed Hard and Made It!

As you can see from the NaNoWriMo Winner’s Badge, I met the challenge–writing 52,000 words in November! After a false start with the first novel I set out to write in November, the characters of the second novel were glad to share their story with me. Given that I always take a day of rest […]

One More Week!

Well, there are only 7 days left in the NaNoWriMo challenge. I still have a lot of work to do. I finished 38,000 words of my novel, so far, and have another 12,000 to go before midnight on the 30th. If I can keep up my current pace, and my characters are cooperating, I might […]

Just Who Is The Writer Anyway?

Okay, I started writing The Man in the Black Suit for NaNoWriMo. I even finished the first chapter, and it looked promising. Then the characters decided not to talk to me anymore. So, I spent a whole day trying to figure out why. This morning, it became clear–the characters from another story were drowning them […]

NaNoWriMo 2017 Is Here!

NaNoWriMo 2017 begins today! It’s 50,000 words or bust by the end of the month! So I’m going full steam ahead with my new teen mystery novel, tentatively titled: The Man in the Black Suit. Here are the first two paragraphs–just to whet your appetite…

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Time and Travel in “Search”

When I wrote my novel Search for the Emerald Tablet, the plot included a lot of travel through Egypt, Cyprus, and parts of Europe. It wasn’t long before I found myself in a morass of travel alternatives, airline, train, and bus schedules, car rentals, etc!

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Search for the Emerald Tablet

After so many years of reading great books by great writers, I’ve finally given birth to my very first novel: Search for the Emerald Tablet. It’s a full-length adventure romance that’s as fun to read as it was to write. In fact, every time I edited the book, I found myself getting engrossed in the […]