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Mad Magic

These stories have an intimate place in my heart. I originally wrote these books around 2003 and sold them to Dorchester Love Spell. I never felt like the publisher did the stories justice. The covers weren't quite right. Too, they cut out twenty thousand words by...

Castle Terminology

Bailey - The ward or courtyard inside the castle walls, includes exercise area, parade ground, emergency corral. Bawn - An enclosed area of mud or stone walls for keeping cattle. Burough - A town with trading privileges. Castle - A fortified house or stronghold,...

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...

Knight Training

Knighthood training took years of intense practice. It began in early childhood when a basic education, good manners and rules of etiquette were taught at home. At the age of 7, young boys were sent away to the castles and homes of wealthy lords or relatives to embark...

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 she wallop him over...

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...

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