The Seaside Affair – August 1, 2020 Release Date

Pre-Order Now on Amazon I have been working very hard on getting the book ready to send to Victory Editing in mid-June.  There have been a few changes here and there, and I’ve attempted to tighten the story in some areas, fix a few plot holes, and expand other chapters. This reminds me of why I like to write shorter books! It’s been quite a few years since I’ve hit the 84,000-word mark. Nevertheless, the book will is up on Amazon for pre-order.  I have decided to release the book on August 1st.  Since I won’t have the edited version back until late June, early July, I need sufficient time to finalize the manuscript, and format for eBook and print.  When I’m pressured, it’s easy to miss things so I want to take my time. Hopefully, the ebook and print will be released within a few days of each other. Read More

The Seaside Affair – First Draft Done

Writing a book is a long, arduous process.  This particular story has not been an easy one for me. I started with a premise back in the fall and stumbled along the way to the end. Multiple times I had to put the book aside and ponder where to take the story.  Usually, it comes a bit easier for me, but sometimes life has a way of stifling the creative process. My muse definitely got gagged and tied up somewhere with this book. However, I am happy to report that on day 57 of being stuck at home because of a novel virus circling the world, I was able to focus on the book.  Actually, I still had to pause a few days at a time and get into the heads of my characters. After much agonizing, laying in bed thinking about it, wandering around the house from the bedroom Read More

In Progress – The Seaside Affair

Old habits are hard to break. With every book and series I write, I start a separate blog to track my progress, write about my research, and build interest during the journey. The Seaside Affair is no different. Please visit it at The Seaside Affair on WordPress. I had thought about taking a break from historical romance but recently found myself drawn back regardless of my cozy mystery that I started writing a few months ago.  Often new genres are a challenge to write, and when the muse arrives to take you for a walk on the beach, you don’t complain. Perhaps I need to take a trip to the Oregon coast to work on this book, although this one is set on the southern coast of England in a fictional town named Aycliffe. After starting this book, it’s going to include multiple characters and side plots to draw you Read More