Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

My brain is exploding. This week was writing, publishing, and marketing—the trifecta of stressful. Well, writing isn’t usually stressful. Not for me. Not unless I’m behind on a deadline. And typically, I’m not. (I’m obsessive about meeting deadlines.) But when editing, publishing, and marketing infringe on my budgeted writing time, I can either work myselfContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

My Grandfather and My Inspiration

February 7 is a difficult day for me. My grandfather—my hero—passed away on February 7, 1986. It’s been 31 years, and I have long since come to terms with the loss, but in some ways, the pain is still raw. Memories of him usually result in smiles or laughter, but sometimes they still bring tears.Continue reading “My Grandfather and My Inspiration”

A Medici Protectorate Standalone Prequel Short Story: “Valuable Treasures”

I’m a little late but very happy to announce the publication of a Medici Protectorate standalone prequel short story, available in the Fall 2016 edition of the western magazine, Saddlebag Dispatches. Fans of the Medici Protectorate series understand that, while much of the lore is based in Italian history, the novels take place in the present. ButContinue reading “A Medici Protectorate Standalone Prequel Short Story: “Valuable Treasures””

I’m Away Today, Care to Join Me?

Today, author Courtney J. Hall has been kind enough to turn her blog over to me to talk all about the darker side of Mind Control and the Medici Protectorate series. Darker side, you ask? Well, if you want to know what I mean by that, you’ll have to join us over at her siteContinue reading “I’m Away Today, Care to Join Me?”

Eavesdropping on Characters In Pittsburgh

Visits home are few and far between. Most of the time is spent with family, but if I can squeeze in a trip to the city, I try to. Ride the incline, shop at the Strip, catch a game, cruise on the Clipper, visit a museum… The list is endless, really, when I sit downContinue reading “Eavesdropping on Characters In Pittsburgh”

Meet the Character: Michelangelo

Bleeding Heart is the first book of the Medici Protectorate series. Book two, Mind Control, is coming out in May.  These stories wouldn’t take place if not for the mysterious benefactor of the Brotherhood, Michelangelo. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born March 6, 1475 in Florence, Italy. His name is often mentioned along with LeonardoContinue reading “Meet the Character: Michelangelo”

Want to Visit Me?

Happy to announce that Angela Scavone is hosting me today at her site. She’s running a Romance Month for the month of February, spotlighting a different book and author every day. Today we discuss dream vacations and the Medici Protectorate series. Come along and visit! Also, don’t forget, my publisher is running a $0.99 sale.Continue reading “Want to Visit Me?”