It Starts with an Inciting Incident

Look at the fun, active saloon scene above. Can’t you just imagine the people moving, drinking and talking? Doesn’t that scene get your creative juices flowing? What’s going on with that pretty woman and why is that heavy-set man grabbing her? Will...

Brides of Blessings Characters

Blessings, California During the Gold Rush Dallis’s Main Characters and Setting Below is a list of my main characters in a series of related novels that I’m working on with Lynn Winchester, Kari Trumbo, Heather Blanton, Danica Favorite, and Mimi Milan. All...
Roasted Vegetable Penne Pasta

Roasted Vegetable Penne Pasta

I love this Vegan Recipe! I made it earlier this evening and it was a hit. Instead of roasting the veggies though, I sauteed them with a little olive oil, a clove of garlic, and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning along with salt and pepper. Next time I want to put...

Medieval Terminology

The following is a list of common medieval terms that you might run across as a reader of my stories, or others set in Medieval Times. But don’t worry; I won’t use too many of these—just enough to flavor the narrative or dialogue. Aid: A financial...

Saxons

Right now I’m writing a series with Ruth A. Casie that is set around 1501. The series has quite a bit of fantasy in it and I’m thinking it’s more of an alternate reality because we aren’t necessarily following historical events. But the series...