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Today UNDER THE ALMOND TREES is featured on the historical fiction blog Novel Pastimes. There's  an interview with yours truly then a question. Answer the question (it's an easy one--your opinion) and you're entered to win a free copy of the book. Pass it on! DAY TWO interview is up on Novel Pastimes. Check it… Continue reading Win a Free Copy of My Book!

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Excerpt From Under the Almond Trees

From Chapter 8, Ellen 1871 Yellow has always been a color that is sunny, bright, and optimistic. No coincidence then that the suffrage movement has adopted it. This afternoon the hall we rent at the new Unity Church glows yellow. Early spring roses and daffodils, from the gardens of the ladies assembled here, fill tables… Continue reading Excerpt From Under the Almond Trees

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Historical Fiction

Today Sarah Johnson's blog, Reading the Past features an article I wrote. It details the preparation and writing of Under the Almond Trees. It explores the question all historical fiction writers face--how much fact and how much fiction do I include? Click on the picture to the right to read my article. Please leave a… Continue reading Historical Fiction

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Excerpt from Under the Almond Trees

From Chapter 5: San Francisco 1861 After tossing and turning to the accompaniment of nature's crescendo one January night, I am awakened by a kiss on my forehead, his luxurious mustache tickling by skin. Still dreaming, I murmur, "Jacob." A sharp exclamation replaces the soft warmth of the kiss. I force my eyes open and… Continue reading Excerpt from Under the Almond Trees