My Blogs

These are blogs I've written on things that inspire me in my writing or that tell about experiences I've had along my writing journey as a self-published romance author.

November 23, 2018

Grayson is a teen character from my new book, Whispers From the Past.  He is a senior in high school, getting ready to graduate, and he works part-time in Colonial Williamsburg giving ghost tours at night.  His parents are divorced and he has a dual citizenship, dividi...

November 21, 2018

Today's character from my latest novel, Whispers From the Past, is Victoria Barnes, or Tori as she prefers to be called.  Fifteen-year-old Tori lost her dad six months ago and she and her mother move to an old plantation that appears to be in bad shape.  Soon, however,...

November 20, 2018

Today's character I'd like you to meet is Jason Barnes. Jason is a complicated, troubled soul filled with doubts and confusion, but he also knows how to make a woman feel special and anticipate her needs. He has many scars from past losses, both on his body as well as...

November 19, 2018

I just released a new book, Whispers From the Past.  I normally do a Meet the Characters with each book release, and this time I'm putting it in a blog.  This book is a modern-day paranormal romance, starring Sarah Wellington-Barnes as the lead female character.  Sarah...

September 28, 2017

Being a self-published author, I do my own book covers.  I usually take my own pictures, with the exception of the one for A Wellington Christmas, which was taken by my author friend, S. W. Frontz.  I enjoy creating book covers and experimenting with all the diffe...

April 14, 2017

In the summer of 2014, my friend and fellow author,  Sherrie, and I visited the Weston Manor, or Weston Plantation.  It is a beautifully restored white house, built in 1789, that sits on the Appomattox River, surrounded by trees.  There are two outbuildings along with...

December 7, 2016

I was invited to attend the monthly Romance Readers book group at the Pungo-Blackwater Library today to talk about me and my books.  I had a wonderful time meeting and chatting with this lovely group of women.  They were so friendly and encouraging.  

The libr...

November 9, 2016

I participated as a vendor at this past weekend's Virginia Thanksgiving Festival, held annually at Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, Virginia.  Berkeley Plantation was the inspiration for the plantation, Wellington Cross, in my historical romance series, so I was th...

September 14, 2016