April Fool’s Day: Toilets Through Time

Dry Sink

It’s April Fool’s Day, so please excuse me for the indelicate topic. But we historical writers can find a “treasure chest” of information in the most unusual places.

Quick…try to name as many different ways of saying toilet as you can.

The privy. The necessary. Outhouse. The john. The crapper. The honey shack. The loo. The W.C. (water closet). Washroom. Restroom. Powder Room. The throne. The big white bowl. The Ladies’ Room. The Men’s Room. The Family Room. Bathroom. Lavatory. That still leaves out the coarser words…

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Happy Thanksgiving and a Black Friday Special


Young Adult - When I Find Her

When I Find Her

Happy Thanksgiving – I hope you have a wonderful holiday! I have many things to be thankful for, including my family, friends, and of course my many wonderful readers.

Amazon has a special 99 cent price on my book WHEN I FIND HER for the Black Friday weekend! See it here.

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Writing a book is a lot like building a sandcastle. You’re on very shaky ground, scared of the incoming tide, until you start slowing building each portion and then you see what your creativity can truly build.

Good luck to all the writers this month who are working on getting their novel written for November’s National Novel Writing Month ( #NaNoWriMo ). I’m doing it too, hoping to get lots of writing done on my current manuscript! One thing I find helpful  Continue reading

Free Books! Word on the Street Toronto

Word on the Street book festival in Toronto! I’ll be signing and giving away free copies of some of my Western Romances this Sunday Sept 25 at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Drop by the Toronto Romance Writers booth between 3-4 pm and I’ll be happy to give you a copy! Cross fingers for good weather!fall-in-toronto Here’s some more info/directions from their website: Continue reading

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