Announcing!

THE GAME OF HOPE
For the stepdaughter of Napoleon,
nothing is easy—especially love.

A Young Adult novel based on the teen years
of Josephine Bonaparte’s daughter Hortense.

Available for pre-order
from your favorite bookstore or online.

How to Begin to Write a Book

Every stage of writing a book is a challenge—the beginning, the middle, and the end—but I think figuring out how to begin to write a book might be the most difficult. I'm at the beginning stage of writing my next novel now. I'm going to use Scrivener for this one, and...

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In Praise of Japan

My husband and I took a long trip this fall, to Japan for three weeks. It was fantastic! We are culinary travelers, and Japan was a treat. I had spent two summers in Japan as a teen, staying with my aunt and uncle (who flew for Japan Airlines) and my two cousins. My...

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House of books & dreams

Imagine a little house—or, rather, more properly, a two-story reading room—containing thousands of books. Imagine this house on the outskirts of Killaloe, a rural village of six hundred in northern Ontario. Amazing. I had the pleasure of visiting "Love's Healing...

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