Detail makes the difference between boring and terrific writing. It’s the difference between a pencil sketch and a lush oil painting. As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors.
Rhys Alexander

In the wake of John Prebich’s resignation, Dorchester Books has a new CEO. Robert Anthony comes not from the publishing world, but from business and finance. The current CFO of Backe Digital Brand Marketing and former CEO of The Blue Sky Financial Group, Anthony, a CPA, takes over the reins of the troubled publishing company with an eye to reorganizing its finances and streamlining operating procedures.


My very first novel, Patchwork Hearts, has been re-released by Aspen Mountain Press’s Aurora Regency Historical Division. This book, set in post-Civil war Texas, tells the story of Lucy O’Connor, who hatches a plan to make and sell quilts and use the money to buy cattle. Newcomer Trace Abernathy offers to help her, but when the two fall in love, complications threaten to tear them apart. If you’re interested in history or quilting, give the book a try.

Another of my historicals, A Willing Spirit, is now available for the Kindle ****************************

Cup of Comfort is holding a Holiday Memories story Contest. From now to December 5, submit your favorite holiday memory story, 1000 to 2000 words. Grand prize winner receives $100 and all the Cup of Comfort books. Two runners-up receive all the Cup of Comfort books. All three stories will be published on the Cup of Comfort website during the holiday season.  


 Share your Most Romantic Moment with Reed’s Jewelers and you could win a pair of diamond earrings. Deadline for entries is Jan 28, 2011. ***************************

If you’re interested in writing historical romance for Harlequin, check out this podcast. Harlequin Historical editors Linda Fildew and Joanne Carr share tips on what they’re looking for in a submission.


Wishing all my American subscribers a Happy Thanksgiving.

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