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

2009 Recap #4: Jewelry Sketches

Note: This post was originally published on February 16, 2009 I don’t normally do much in the way of sketching when it comes to designing my jewelry.  And when I say “normally,” I actually mean never.  This year, however, I… Continue Reading

2009 Recap #2: Who are your characters based on?

Note: This post was originally published on September 10, 2009 I recently got this question from a friend: Are your characters based on anyone you know? The answer to that question is mostly, no. My heroine, Isabel Wilde, is an… Continue Reading

Progress Report

I never know whether to say I'm in the process of editing, revising, or re-writing my novel. Just not sure which word is appropriate for what I'm doing at the moment. But whatever the right word is, I am deep… Continue Reading