Being A Fool Takes Guts

No doubt about it! And on the other hand it is a lack of courage that makes a person stay with the tried and true, the safe and sound, and color only within the lines.  Yipes.  Sounds awful! But, it is just how some of my characters play things in life.  Boring, for sure.  Stubborn to…

She Wants To Be The Woman In The Picture

A short history lesson about photography.   Commercial photography got its start in 1839, so during my CounterClockwise series that art was still in its infancy and very technology-forward. Smart ladies and gentlemen of fashion began displaying photographs on fireplaces mantles, parlor room tables and hung them on walls to show off their savvy sense…

Love Will – But Do They Say Yes To It?

Questions follow that. Love will?? ….find him? find her? do what? end happily? bring about a miracle? Wow. Hard to answer! But that’s what writers of romantic fiction must do before the last page of that final chapter is turned. How many times in life a person falls in love is completely unknown. Love of…

Many Years Later A Sad Meeting

Kicking around this idea. I have a couple who are bound together by true love, yet the man remains distant and remote, even though his heart clearly belongs to her. There are several ways that this particular story can end between them. They are minor, yet important, characters in CounterClockwise, and I’m wondering about how…

Sing Me In Love With You

Hitting all the right notes.   That’s what romantic fiction is all about.  How she feels when she looks at him.  How he feels when he says her name.  Sigh.  It’s grand, isn’t it? Yes.  For certain it is grand.  But, not always.  There’s thorns among the roses as we well know. Today though, I…

His Dream Girl

She’s the girl of his dreams…but… Our story continues with one of our most attractive male characters still in denial about the lady who owns his heart. Not stole it mind you, no she didn’t need to do that, she just walked in and bought it. That’s how it was and how it still is….