R is for Rain

My favorite sound in the world is rain. Sprinkle in a tiny bit of thunder, and I’m in moody heaven. Rain helps me think. Rain makes me want to curl up with a blanket and a book and read. Some people listen to Pandora while they work. And I do, too, sometimes. But my favorite go-to sound for drowning out …

It’s a Holly Jolly Blog Hop!

Don’t know what to post for a Christmas blog hop? Here are some ideas:

Post anything at all to do with Christmas! ANYTHING!
This is a great way to post easy-to-think-of topics during the very busy holiday. You can plan weeks ahead!
Include pictures of Christmases past, or present. What are you doing to decorate? Where are you going? What festivities are you planning? Church activities?

The meme starts THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 and ends WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25.

Marco! (Polo!)

But even as I write it, I’ll be researching as I go. Learning interesting little details. It’s the details that fascinate me. Such as the food, the customs, the attire.

Karla’s Dinner Rolls

These rolls take about 2-4 hours to make, raise twice and bake (depending on how many batches you are making at one time). They are beautiful reheated and freeze well.

A new website!

The thing is, I write a lot of different genres, and my favorite of them all is history. Historical fiction is my second love after historical non-fiction. I’m also fascinated with the steampunk movement and have a few steampunk projects in the works. So stay tuned!

Where is Avonte?

While the news focuses on the nightmare of Obamacare, there’s a much more urgent story that isn’t being told. Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic child is missing. He walked out of his school in Queens, New York 23 days ago and hasn’t been seen since. His disappearance highlights several disturbing trends for families with autism in this country. 1. Public …

A to Z Meme: N is for NaNoWriMo!

I actually got my start writing full-length novels via National Novel Writing Month! I was a participant way back in 2005. Chris Baty even loaned me a laptop that year so I could participate. I’ve never, ever forgotten that generosity. A laptop at that time in my life was simply not something I ever thought I would own. But as …