When there were kisses, even if only in my dreams, they could one day come true. Didn't we take that for granted? Between the embrace of dream and the solace of a stolen moment in touch lie the arrows, the bottles, the signs. The mask. We weren't meant to be this way - alone, even … Continue reading When there were kisses
Chapter 4 - Untermenschen The next night, Peppi sat at the table across from his mother, watching the candlelight dance across his plate of potatoes and bread. They had run out of rationed meat and since the bombing, they both knew they had to let the rabbits repopulate their cages. It would be months before … Continue reading Unchosen – Chapter Four
Tonight, we conclude chapter four from Unchosen as Peppi makes his fateful decision after the Postman has come to his mother to ask her to take in Patrina as he feels the Third Reich closing in around him. https://radiopublic.com/let-me-tell-you-a-story-WRpPPr/s1!c505d
Tonight, the opening of chapter 4 from Unchosen. Having discovered the Postman's secret, Peppi struggles to understand what he should do next while his mother presses him for the truth. https://radiopublic.com/let-me-tell-you-a-story-WRpPPr/s1!498b5
So, what had happened was: A couple years ago, I started writing a straight-up romance. Then work got wild and crazy. One of those good deals where I was in way over my head and had to learn a lot of complicated stuff really fast. Exhausting - but absolutely the best way to make work … Continue reading Sneak peek – a Place to Call Home
She said to write like this, not thinking about it too much and letting the story mind frolic in the fields of imagination, triumph and betrayal and all of it. Not the easiest thing to do out loud - it's a bold thing. Wait... what if I say the wrong thing? Can't I think about … Continue reading Wherefore art thou Miri Elm?
So, Amy and I were looking at the book and it occurred to us that the title, while compelling to us, may fall kind of flat to somebody perusing books. They say (The almighty THEY) that the second thing a potential reader looks at when making a buying decision is the title. (The first being … Continue reading Title change – marketing is hard!
Chapter 3 - Loyal Soldat Two days later, Peppi stood alone in the DJ barracks where he took his weekly meetings. After months in the DJ, Peppi was now used to the drab and stern interior of the room where he listened to lectures from his Fähnleinführer about the sacred duty of all German boys … Continue reading Unchosen – Chapter Three
Tonight, we finish chapter 3 from Unchosen as Peppi returns home to face his mother after his escapade to the Gypsy Camp and his discovery of a dark secret kept by the postman's daughter. https://radiopublic.com/let-me-tell-you-a-story-WRpPPr/s1!1997e
While writing over the past few months I came across some indie historical romance gems that I really liked. Some you may have heard of. Some, maybe not. So, I wanted to share in case you might like them too. Let's start with Suite Française. This is the one you may have heard of. The … Continue reading So let’s talk about some movies – Suite Française