Sunday, October 26, 2008

Art in My Novels

A writer combines much of themselves into their stories, and while not excelling in any art form, I am basically an artist who enjoys color. This is one of my photographs, Fall in Missouri 2008.

In my psychic triplets trilogy, Claire/Tempest/Leona all are artistic, which just may be an element of psychics, too. Claire uses her love of color to create designer one-of-a-kind handbags. Tempest is a metal sculptor, who also makes jewelry. I loved working with her, because she also incorporated Celtic designs into her sister's bracelets. Her metal work was so much fun, including the big metal rotweillers guarding Claire's front door in Montana. Then Leona, the most powerful of the triplets, has a real eye for layout, fabric and designs, especially shadows. I think of Leona as someone who enjoys the contrast of shadow and light, the patterns, like I do.

When taking photos, shadow and light are a big part of my compositions. I love how shadows cross a road, or the shadow of a tree spreads on the ground.

While taking these photos yesterday--oh, yes, I take regular breaks from my computer to experience life--a friend took me for a nice backwoods drive in AR. Absolutely gorgeous color and those of you on can check out my album there.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Feeling Rejected?

If you're a writer and have had a rejection, then you know it feels like an arrow through the heart. I'm blogging today at Riding With the Top Down, and picking up how to groan/sigh well on the way to recovery.

It's all in good fun, so please join in with anything you do for theraphy.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Profiling Dimples

I'm blogging about Dimples today at The Goddesses. Karen Hawkins gives me a great intro, i.e. "warm, funny." Little does she know :)

My stories are pretty intense, so blogging about in the humor vein releases the evil in me. Please stop by and comment on dimples, who has them, who has the right to dimple-up, and a short saga about The Ex.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Another Great Review

Gotta love 'em. I'm updating my website and including FOR HER EYES ONLY great reviews. issues a blue ribbon banner for their 5 stars and I've posted that at Leona's page. The tag line reads:

FOR HER EYES ONLY is alive with rich and real-life like characters. I could picture something like this actually happening today. I like how Ms. London presents her conclusion story. It certainly aroused my curiosity about the other sisters to the point where I hope to find her other books. I went through many emotions while reading this book much like a roller coaster with its highs and lows. Ms. London will become a repeat offender in my reading repertoire. I will definitely look forward to other books by this author.
Thank you, Robin the reviewer :)

The full review is at their website.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Roark Langtry, Future Character, Dead or Not?

IT HAPPENED AT MIDNIGHT and LEAVING LONELY TOWN are paired books about the contemporary WY family, Langtry. Readers often write and ask if there will be follow-up books on certain characters, and Bobbie asked if Roark Langtry would get his own book.

Unless my publisher calls for more Langtry books, Roark is chasing Eden in LEAVING LONELY TOWN.

The storyline in both books is based on Civil War veteran Zachariah Langtry, who flees the South at the end of the war. He takes with him all the wealth his plantation family has mustered, in hopes of raising more funds to returning and overturning the North's grip.

Now, Zachariah arrives in the West and finds a problem. To save a Sioux princess from hanging, he spends the money. His journal entries run parallel to the contemporary lives of Michaela Langtry and Harrison in IT HAPPENED AT MIDNIGHT. Cleopatra Langtry's journal runs parallel to the lives of Culley Blackwolf and descendant Sable Barclay.

Both journals mention the same incidents, from different points of view.

But until events change, Roark Langtry remains with Eden. You never know :)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008



Just a peek at the cutest Russian hardback (red) for IT HAPPENED AT MIDNIGHT. Love how my name is spelled.

And Germany does a fantastic job of covers and printing of the same book. It's one of the 2 Langtry books, an experiment for me. A contemporary story set in WY, but has its roots in a historical romance, utilizing the journals of hero and heroine in each book. In writer's terms, 2 points of view, POV. Loved doing it.
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