Because I said so

Wisdom borrowed from the great Sue Grafton: And if you'd like to see a video of a writer who looks much better just out of bed check out my friend Gretchen when she talks about where she writes:

King Charles II: What’s Not to Like?

Someone in my online class asked my why Charles II was my favorite English monarch and this is what I replied: I suppose part of my liking for Charles II is based on childish romanticism. My first knowledge of him… Continue Reading

Merging Relationships on Facebook and Twitter

Most of you know I'm an avid user of Facebook and Twitter. I've been active on Facebook for a few years, and on Twitter for just about a year. I consider both of them important parts of my online life,… Continue Reading

I’ve Got Class

First, I have to say sometimes it's harder to think of pithy blog-post titles than it is to come up with the blog post itself. With that said, I shall continue. Come Monday, I'll be a student again, kind of.… Continue Reading

Reading is Fundamental

One of the best things about being a writer is reading. I actually have "read" on my to-do list every day, and I try to do it for at least an hour (this doesn't count bedtime reading). What had previously… Continue Reading

Picturing Your Characters

The portrait to the right is Aphra Behn, the late 17th century English playwright that my main character, Isabel Wilde, was originally based on. I say originally because during the writing of Diary of Bedlam, Isabel evolved into an almost… Continue Reading

2010: The Year of Bedlam

Happy New Year! I hope whatever celebrations you engaged in last night are not preventing you from enjoying the first day of our new decade. I always get a little melancholy on New Year’s Eve, but New Year’s Day brings… Continue Reading