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An American’s House

Part of committing to be a professional writer is establishing discipline. I chose Stephen King’s advice: Write every day, no matter what. I’m too busy, I’m sick, I’m on vacation, none are acceptable excuses. A visit to Washington, DC with my mom and my oldest son tested my resolve. Julie’s […]

Honored Guests

Seigneur de Montgomery made a bow over her hand as he took his leave, the only time he’d touched her bare flesh. The strength and warmth of his hand on hers moved up her arm, melting further the icy core that had filled her for two years. It didn’t stop […]

Getting There

My Stupid Human Trick is the ability to list the kings and queens of England from 1066. I devour books on English history. One of the many reasons Julie and I are so compatible is our shared anglophilia. Between us, we’ve been to England five times and yearn for more, […]

The Orchard of Eden

Chapter 9 Sainte-Foy-de-Montgomery, Normandy – May, 1048 Seigneur de Montgomery didn’t leave the next day, though his baggage did. Talvas wasn’t asked to leave, either. Instead, Sieur Roger was, in all ways, the best of hosts, who treated her father and her half-brother like invited guests, even taking them hunting […]