Monthly Archives: July 2011
I have a terrible headache, but I’m going to fight it to write this blog post. 🙂 I really like this novella. I guess all authors have their favorites of their own works, and this is one of mine.
Cries from the Past, an Amish gothic romance novella, is being released today from Astraea Press.
Here’s a short excerpt from the novella. Enjoy, and check it out at the Astraea site… if you like a touch of darkness in your romances:
So much for all your ideas. She wondered about his wife, his family, his children. A twinge of jealousy shot through her. What a lucky woman his wife must be. Something goaded her into what she said next, and she wasn’t sure what. “I’m sorry for keeping you. I know you must need to get back to your family, or your work.” Amity looked at her hands, flushing but waiting for his response.
“There’s nothing but work to get back to. My wife is dead.
I’m sure you already know, though.”
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I’m going to try to be more regular with my posts about writing and life in general. I enjoy interacting with readers of the blog and of gothic romance in general, so I hope you’ll comment away. If you want regular book reviews, of course, you can check out the Gothicked Blog.
I’m thinking about my vacation today. I spent a week in Ocean Pines, Maryland, a quiet, secluded spot with plenty of natural beauty.
I also enjoyed time on Assateague Island, home of the famous wild horses and went to Ocean City, Maryland for fun on the beach and boardwalk. To say I have been inspired would be an understatement. Maryland’s lush green landscape as well as the brisk Atlantic and the rich history of the area is enough to spark any imagination. I could practically see those sailors’ wives on the widow’s walks as we saw multi-million dollar homes from the comfort of the Assateague Explorer.
I had an opening chapter for a novel set in the area, and now I’ve added a bit more to my work in progress and general outline sketch. It sure was nice to have the holiday and today to rest and let ideas percolate in the brain.
Where are you vacationing this summer, and does it or has it inspired and rejuvenated you?