“We’ve had long discussions, haven’t we… about reincarnation?”

“We’ve had long discussions, haven’t we, Lexi, about reincarnation? Over a third of the world’s population believes… Plato was the first proponent…” “Let’s not debate Plato right now…” “But you recognize him… you’ve been aware of him this entire time… Aren’t you the least bit curious?”  (excerpt from The Darkness in Dreams) A major plot […]

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“There’s a monster in all of us…”

I love historical romances with a paranormal twist—Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, Thea Harrison and Karen Marie Moning (although not really historical) and Game of Thrones. One characteristic I enjoy—and have happily adopted—is the use of historical detail to construct my fictional world. In The Darkness of Dreams we’re introduced to the Calata, the ruling group […]

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Yes… The Casa Della Farfalla is real

Don’t you love locations… I see locations as characters and they play a supporting role because… every story has to take place somewhere. In The Darkness of Dreams, the Italian villa known as the Casa Della Farfalla ( House of the Butterflies) plays an important role, both in Lexi’s past life as Gemma, and in […]

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How do you search for a single person… and find them lifetime after lifetime? Past lives she can’t remember. And ancient war that never ends. A love that has lasted for centuries…There were some tragedies that never should have happened but did. Galaxy North is beautiful, successful, and living in a small town on the […]

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Writing: The gap between

There are times when I wonder why I write.  I used to paint, obsessively. I did so for twenty years. I think my lowest point—caught in the worst of the obsession—was when I ignored Thanksgiving dinner for hours because I had to get one gesture right and the paint wasn’t cooperating. This is what painting […]

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“There was always a darkness in the dreams…we planned it that way.”

“There was always a darkness in the dreams…we planned it that way.” ~~A quote attributed to Three, the powerful Calata member, never verified Three is an interesting character.  She is an immortal, a powerful member of the ruling Calata, and she plays a major role in my Calata-Immortal Warrior series.  Her history is filled with […]

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Using Research to Get Past Writer’s Block

I love telling stories that sweep around the world to exotic locations.  I can indulge my fantasies about travel — an ancestor of mine traveled across the Sahara by car when she was a young woman, unmarried, and I’ve always envied her spirited zest for life.  Perhaps that’s why I became a writer.  I can […]

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