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Runaways Frontispiece: Harlequin Pendu
Jun.20.2010
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As a big thank-you to everyone who embraced my first historical novel, The Witch From The Sea—and for anyone else in the mood for a romantic swashbuckling adventure—I invite you to visit my new serial novel, Runaways: A Novel of Jonkanoo, now going up online. Runaways continues the adventures of Tory Lightfoot begun in The Witch From The Sea. Ever since she was a...
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Spirit of the Moulin
Jul.07.2009
Good Times (Santa Cruz)
    It was our last night alone together in France. We sat at the table on the back porch of the old stone mill house overlooking the river Yonne, as the lengthy twilight gave way to the belated dark of a northern European evening. We lingered over the remains of our dinner with a half-drunk bottle of local Burgundy. The pliant voice of Edith Piaf (on a CD,...
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Joseph Fiennes as "Shakespeare In Love"
Jul.06.2009
GT Weekly (Santa Cruz)
    In my favorite writing movies, reality and imagination merge in a fever of creative dementia.     In "The Hours," there's a scene to gladden the heart of any writer. Nicole Kidman plays Virginia Woolf going into her study one morning in 1923 to begin a new novel. An upright typewriter is visible in the background, but Woolf snuggles into an armchair...
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Muse of Books
Jun.30.2009
GT Weekly (Santa Cruz)
    "Where do you get your ideas?"    It's the question everyone involved in the creative arts hears at some time or other, whether artist, writer, performer or musician. My artist husband, Art Boy used to answer, "The Idea Channel," until he realized people believed him, and were rushing home to check their cable listings.    Inspiration is a...
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Errol Flynn as Captain Blood
Jun.30.2009
Good Times (Santa Cruz)
What do women want? It's more than just the obvious attraction of good-looking men in puffy shirts.     In the wake of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies storming into theaters, looting and pillaging box office gold, pirates have become hip, sexy, and culturally correct.     It's about time the rest of you lubbers caught up, says I.     Once upon a time,...