Beach Reading · Darcy By Any Other Name · Special Sale

3-Day Sunshine Sale!

   Serious celebration going on here! Because our forecast is showing a week of sun icons. A week! After one of the rainiest seasons ever, it’s time to catch some rays. At the beach, if possible. And that means reading. So delightful, that time in a hammock or porch swing or recliner. Nothing  better than a lazy… Continue reading 3-Day Sunshine Sale!

California Dreaming · In Real Life · The Writing Life

Atmospheric River

Our area of Oregon is famous for rain. Except it isn’t rain, it’s really just drizzle. Continuous, dreary drizzle. Until now. A new term entered my vocabulary this week: “atmospheric river.” The entire west coast is being dumped on right now, particularly Northern California. I love drumming rain, but this is crazy. It’s been scary to… Continue reading Atmospheric River

Book Giveaway! · Darcy By Any Other Name

Being Collins is worse than being the Frog Prince?

You bet it is, according to Mr. Darcy. And he should know, because of his body swap experience in Darcy By Any Other Name. (Thanks to yours truly …) This week we have a treat: Darcy is guest posting at Darcyholic Diversions. He is! And he’s giving away an e-book too. Curious about what Darcy… Continue reading Being Collins is worse than being the Frog Prince?

Book Production Stuff · Book Promotion · Friendship · Robin Helm

Celebrating ‘Understanding Elizabeth’

Rejoice with those who rejoice… (Romans 12:15) Oh, how I love behind-the scenes stuff! I am one who enjoys rehearsals, even when I’m not performing.  There’s just something about that crackle of creative energy. The writer in me ponders intelligent adjustments that are made to the script. And then there’s the laughter and camaraderie of… Continue reading Celebrating ‘Understanding Elizabeth’

Book Giveaway! · Marrying Well for Fun & Profit · Sir Walter Elliot

Marrying Well for Fun & Profit giveaway

That Sir Walter Elliot, he certainly gets around. The man is timeless — Jane Austen’s top-lofty baronet whom generations of readers have loved to hate. This week, he who was “Born to be Seen” is sharing with Just Jane’s 1813’s “vulgarian readers” the proper reasons to attend church. My oh my. Methinks that man is “cruising for… Continue reading Marrying Well for Fun & Profit giveaway

Book Giveaway! · Marrying Well for Fun & Profit · Sir Walter Elliot

Guest Post & Giveaway: Persuasion’s Sir Walter Elliot Introduces His New Book, Marrying Well for Fun & Profit

Originally posted on Diary of an Eccentric:
In Marrying Well for Fun & Profit: Persuasion’s Sir Walter Elliot Advises the Upwardly Mobile Miss, Laura Hile channels Jane Austen’s high society expert. Today, I’m delighted to welcome the man himself to Diary of an Eccentric. Please give a warm welcome to Sir Walter Elliot: My Dear…

Marrying Well for Fun & Profit · New Book Release

Marrying Well For Fun & Profit is LIVE !

This morning I realized that it was Friday the 13th. I have a fondness for this day, because eight months ago I published Darcy By Any Other Name on the 13th. My Freaky Friday romance released on “Freaky Friday.” I’m still smiling about that. What better way to celebrate than to publish another book?  It… Continue reading Marrying Well For Fun & Profit is LIVE !

Book Giveaway! · In Real Life

The Things We Sometimes Miss

Trouble can help us to see things we would otherwise miss.  Lovely or important things, I mean. Nobody needs to see that dust on the coffee table. Yesterday my husband carefully raised the ailing mini blind in our bedroom to take photos of the falling snow. At once two of the strings broke, and the thing… Continue reading The Things We Sometimes Miss

In Real Life

The day I wore Pajama Pants to Walmart

When snow and freezing rain hit the Pacific Northwest, we kind of lose our minds. Snowpocalapse! Hunker down! The end is near! Okay, so we’re not quite that bad. Thing is, we get snow every two to three years in this part of Oregon. It really throws us for a loop. I ought to add that… Continue reading The day I wore Pajama Pants to Walmart

Looking Ahead

My One Word for 2017

Happy New Year! It’s resolution time again, and as usual I find myself itching to commit to a list of new projects–which I will later shrug off. Don’t you hate the guilt of trying and then failing? Having a one-word goal keeps things simple for me. In this way I focus not on the “dot” but… Continue reading My One Word for 2017