Diamonds Tales

Following the advent season, Discovering Diamonds is running Diamond Tales from December 3rd through to December 23rd, featuring a new short story or excerpt a day from Indie and traditional published authors. I’m really excited to have been invited to contribute to Diamond Tales. My short story “The Diamonds of Sint-Nicholaas” features James and Elizabeth from Traitor’s Knot in a new chapter in their lives. Discovering Diamonds is a brainchild of Helen Hollick, a site that reviews mostly Indie and small press historical fiction (and all the sub genres). Helen has brought her passion for Indie authors from managing the…

#1LineWed

The highlight of my week is participating in #1LineWed. For those who’ve never heard of this hashtag, this event is sponsored by the RWA Kiss of Death Chapter (gotta love the name!). #1LineWed gives all writers the opportunity to share (in 140 characters or less) lines from their WIP. Every week, there’s a new prompt and a new challenge to somehow condense your sweat and blood in so few characters. It’s an excellent way to force yourself to self-edit. It’s also a great place to connect with wonderful writers, and I do look forward to reading their tweets. This week, the…

Romantic Encounters in a Bustling Market

After offering my readers a steady diet of 17th century warfare and nearly impossible escapes, I’ve decided to change things up a bit, and tell a different story—a romantic encounter from my completed manuscript. Click here to part the veil and slip back in time to 1650 Warwick, England, during the uneasy lull between episodes of civil war. This is an opportunity for a man to prove his mettle and apply himself to the pursuit of his heart’s fancy. Featured Image: Louise Rayner [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons