Fear Of History

The anti-“Critical race theory” carryings on is more proof too many whites in particular wish not to discuss and even to dismiss a past that was often undeniably savage and morally indefensible – and yet many even living in that past, such as Thomas Jefferson, at the time themselves knew what they were living was both.

Unexpected Outreach

I do NOT as a rule now read my own reviews or cite them. I leave it to readers perhaps to “debate” my novels as they so choose “among themselves” - because everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, when a reader reaches out to me directly, that is a different story…

”The World Of Writing”

As I continue to recover from our return flight here to England on Tuesday into Wednesday, I thought I’d have some fun and have a scroll for the first time in several months at what some of them are talking about…

Glimpses Of The Past Country… In The Present Day

There is no such thing as especially a woman being ”over-educated” and only an obnoxious and “under-educated” man in 2022 would say that there is.

“The Nation’s history and traditions”

This is in reply really of course to your email ranting about the Supreme Court leak. You want my initial reaction? Okay.

“A girl came in the café…”

"A girl came in the café..." Seeing that early bit of the book again, I recalled too once more how I have come to discover this is one of the funnier things about being a fiction writer:

The Inevitability Of Change

So it is a new era now in some ways. Change is inevitable in life.

A “Process” Of Agony

Writing itself is NOT fulfilling to me. In fact, if any aspect of it is, it is FINISHING that is...

The End… And A Beginning

When I re-read what I wrote years ago, often I realize I had FORGOTTEN quite a lot of it. It is sometimes like reading a "new" book… and I may even find myself thinking both good and bad about it. ("Did I actually write THAT? Wow, that's great! Uh, no, did I write that, too? Geez, that could have been written differently.")

Eighteenth Century “Gentlemen”

The late-1700s and early-1800s in the U.S. and Europe was often what we might consider a rather "in-between" time...

Ramble (9 April 2022)

You probably wish this were not true: I have more time for this site now, too!

For Everyone “18 and Over”

The problem is "new adult" never caught on in the publishing business because the readership for that "category" was simply not there...

“Positivity” In Life

As for the new release. The initial response I have received to Capture directly from a few readers has been great. Really uplifting...

A Week In Devon

We drove down last weekend to Devon, in the southwest. For the week we rented an Airbnb from a lovely couple who have turned a surviving 16th century shell of a one-time stone barn into a three room cottage...

“An American president struggling to keep the country out of a war…”

I told her that I am hearing from people online wanting to know where it is - which is a nice feeling. In recent weeks I admit WWIII perhaps starting sort of distracted me as I polished it off. I kept thinking: Who really cares about a new book, right now?

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