“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.”

Oscar Wilde

“Nothing happens unless first we dream.”

Carl Sandburg

“Imagination is everything.  It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

Albert Einstein
1879 - 1955


Welcome to my virtual home, an illusionary haven created through the magic of 21st century technology. With the web, writers reach out to touch the world with our ideas. For me there’s irony in using this wonder to publicize my stories, a strange crossing in time as if I’d dropped an i-Pad into my post-Civil War heroine’s hand. Most of my characters would be mystified by the concept of this vast invisible internet circling our planet. Still, I believe they would understand this welcome. I trust you will too.

I write of other times, both past and future. Many of my stories are set in the midst of the 19th and early 20th centuries, when humanity struggled with great changes. A few are set in the distant future, after the fall of the civilization we know, when humankind would experience another sort of change.

The people I write about are not presidents or kings. Most are just ordinary folk struggling during extraordinary times to achieve their dreams. Sometimes a bit of mystique slips in, as it tends to do.

I write timeless romantic suspense. To me romance is a vital part of life, and so is suspense. Both keep the heart thumping. So here’s to keeping your heart thumping in this strange new world of today, as I introduce you to tales set in another era. I hope you enjoy your visit.



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