Category Archives: Romance

A future path?

I do love the outdoors but have not been able to enjoy it as I once did. As a kid, I walked country roads in the Mount Mansfield area of Vermont, hiked numerous trails, and was one of the many … Continue reading

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A loaf of bread, a wheel of brie and thee…

This is Meg Riley’s interpretation of the famous line, “A loaf of bread, a jug of wine-and thou” from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.  Meg is well educated but shuns traditional literature in favor of her own thoughts.  In preparation for … Continue reading

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My main character, Meg Riley, loves autumn because…

The changing season gets Meg thinking of romantic walks down country lanes awash in the cheerful colors of the changing leaves.  Back in her lakeside home, he builds a fire in the large stone fireplace where, if one looks closely, … Continue reading

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What songs are on your music device?

The main character in my novel, The Quarry’s Child, Meg Riley, has eclectic tastes in music.  Her iPod, iPhone and iPad contain a wide variety of tunes.  As a child of the 1970s, Meg’s musical foundation lies in Classic Rock.  … Continue reading

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My one particular harbor

“I know I don’t get there often enough/God knows I surely try/It’s a magic kind of medicine/That no doctor could prescribe.”  –Jimmy Buffett, “One Particular Harbor” This is a sentiment that runs through my head quite often.  My one particular … Continue reading

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The moon: super, full, new, blue or otherwise…

 As a teenager I decorated my bedroom with posters.  I had two favorites:  one of Stan Smith in mid-serve, the other a picture of the moon behind some clouds with a quote superimposed.  I’d stare for periods of time at … Continue reading

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Holiday music…and Romance

“Frosted windowpanes, candles gleaming inside…,” “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…,” “Adeste fideles, laeti triumphantes…,”  “O Holy Night…”  These are just a few opening lines from some of my holiday favorites.  I have a penchant for rich voices so I tend to … Continue reading

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