The start of summer is always a favorite time for me as the natural world bursts into colorful bloom. (Here are some beach roses from one of my favorite walks around where I live.) My TBR pile is growing as the season also signals the time for some long, lazy afternoons of reading outdoors—um, not that Muse allows me to stray out of my writing chair for long. Unfair, I know. Maybe if I feed her some chocolate she let me have a few moments in the sunshine . . .
I’ll have some book news “blooming” shortly, so please check back soon for a sneak preview and a cover reveal. Though it’s beach time here in the nrthern hemisphere, it’s never too early to be thinking of Christmas stories, right?
Have you ever wondered where authors get the inspiration for their heroes and heroines? Well, I have an art background, so I’m a very visual person and love to look at historical paintings to help me picture my characters. (This is Lord Granville Leveson-Gower above on the left, who was called the most handsome man in England. He’s pretty dishy, isn’t he? But I have a feeling he would be have been quite a handful in more ways than one!) You can see other seductive men and alluring women on my Pinterest boards.
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