The Workshop- aka My Writing

Welcome to the workshop. Here I'll be putting updates on the writing front.

So, a little about me. I am a writer of contemporary romance, new adult romance, and fantasy of manners who also dabbles in poetry. I once tried historical romance but that was a LONG time ago.

I'm an active member of my local RWA chapter (LERA- Land of Enchantment Romance Authors). As a former laboratory chemist turned puppy wrangler and Middle school substitute teacher, I have an endless supply of drama and character traits to draw on later after a long day of keeping my charges from doing what they shouldn't.

And I wouldn't want it any other way.

Okay, on to my works. This will be me trying to keep tabs on what I've done and where I'm going.


The Tempest & The Teapot- Adult Contemporary Romance- Blue Cove, Vermont
Word count: 50, 516
Current status: Active. 2nd draft. Undergoing major revisions with writer's group. Had to throw out half the story since the characters decided to revolt. A work in progress.

Reflections in Starlight- Fantasy of Manners- The Isle of Taralla
Word count: 73, 550
Current status: Dormant. 3rd draft. Underwent serious revisions and major rewriting in 2nd draft. In a drawer for now before I can tackle it head on with the suggestions from my critique group. Planning to revise in February/March.

Reflections-The Sequel- Fantasy of Manners- Isle of Taralla and the Mainland
Word Count: N/A
Current Status: Plotted out. Needs to be written- 2018 April Camp Nano is coming up- it will happen then.

That's Cassandra with a C- Category Contemporary Romance- Boston, MA
Word Count: N/A
Current Status: Plotting. No real deadline. This is the fun part of dreaming it up.

Once More, With Chocolate- Adult Contemporary Romance- Blue Cove, Vermont
Word count: 70, 447 69,160
Current status: Dormant. 15th revision. Critiqued in 2017 with my writer's group. To be revised again before June.

849 Wilkins Avenue- Adult Contemporary Romance- Appleton, Connecticut
Word Count: 50, 283
Current Status: Dormant. 1st rough draft. In a drawer to get distance.

The Trouble with Bass- New Adult Contemporary Romance- Quillton, Florida
Word count: 45, 475
Current status: Dormant. 1st draft, waiting in a drawer, to be worked on. Entered into a contest for beginning pages. Came in 2nd out of 12. Not bad! Now to revise the rest in 2018.

Ivy and The Duke- Adult Contemporary Romance- New York, New York
Word Count: 11, 196
Current status: Scrapped. Saved the hero and heroine's names. The rest is saved but will not return to it.

Yankees vs RedSox- Short Adult Contemporary Romance- New York, New York
Word count: 12, 000
Current status: In a drawer. Forever. Don't really like it.

Viola's Quest- Historical Romance- Victorian Era- Chicago, Illinois
Word count: 31, 807 words typed, 125 more glorious college ruled, hand-written in quill and ink pages to type still
Current status: Never to see another person's eyes. My very first novel from High School.

Short Stories:
The Ten Ten
You're Giving Me a Flower

Too Much
Zombie Morning
Cannibal Sitter
Battle of 2014
Don't Call Me Hon
Hope for a Hoarder
Forest Hike
Queen of All Florida Trees

Poetry published:
From A Plain Girl ©2001
Escape From Angst ©2002
Counting Down ©2002