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Don Quijote awards

T-Secret and the Don Quijote Awards

December 12, 2017 2:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

On Saturday night I attended the 20th annual Don Quijote Awards gala hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando and Prospera, an economic development nonprofit providing assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs. What was I doing there? The wonderful Orlando skin care company Tamahra’s Secret, aka T-Secret, was founded by... read more

India Historical Romance Short Story

The Red Palace – A Short Story

December 1, 2017 5:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Below is a link to The Red Palace. It takes place during 1857 and involves events surround the Sepoy Rebellion against the British East Indian Company.   Prince Badar Ali encounters Elizabeth Wilkins under unusual circumstances and sets in motion a sensual game. To his surprise Elizabeth learns to play it... read more

Sexual Misconduct: Tragedy and Comedy

November 27, 2017 9:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The topic of sexual misconduct continues to dominate the national dialogue. The pervasiveness of the phenomenon is nothing less than a tragedy. In my blog last week, Your Body, Your Writing, I wrote: “Romances are comedies, however serious in tone or however harrowing the events the characters undergo may be. They... read more

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

November 23, 2017 3:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I’m thankful for friends and family around the world: My older son, Francis, and his beautiful wife, Jennifer, and their precious son Henry in Charlotte, North Carolina: My younger son, Gerard, and his wonderful girlfriend, Rimi, in Nishinomiya, Japan: My sister, Carol, and brother-in-law Phil in Carmel Valley, California: Uh... read more

Five Questions with Selina McLemore

November 7, 2017 2:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Authors are usually featured in my Five Questions series, but authors who read this blog can benefit from hearing from talented editors. Selina McLemore is an excellent editor who specializes in romance. I have worked with her in the past couple of years. Her feedback has been invaluable. 1. Writers... read more