Sunday, July 29, 2012

Interview With Caroline Clemmons

Don't miss my Interview with Award Winning Author Caroline Clemmons on August 2, 2012.You can find Caroline's books at Amazon and numerous other sites. Come join the fun as we learn about this talented author and where you can find her work. So be sure and mark you schedule and join us here August 2th.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Welcome! Come, follow the path of a writer with me.

I have always loved to read about Native American culture during the 18th. century. When I decided to write my first book, "Passion's Vision" I knew I wanted it to be in that time period. Being a true romantic I wanted to write a story that was not only full of romance, but also true to the time. And, as many other authors, I wanted to find some juicy story in my family's past. So, I did what every other aspiring author does... I looked back at my family history for a story to tell.  To my disappointment, there was nothing very exciting in my family line.  I haven't given up on my family. I'm sure there is a story there somewhere. But..., when I turned my attention to my husband's family... WOW..., I found a character on whom I just could not turn my back. This man inspired the entire Passion's series.

Again, like any aspiring author, I read everything I could find on this ancestor of my husband's.  I read, took notes on the palm of my hand, the back of my hand, on my wrist, grocery store tabloids, gum wrappers, tiny notepads, anything I could get my hands on. I even carried a tiny recorder.  I just had to do this because there is no timetable or appropriate location for inspiration. It just happens.  During my more organized moments, I created a file to keep track of any historical events pertinent to my story. I created a basic outline containing interesting, exciting, death-defying and romantic escapades of my hero that I was sure would  thrill my readers.  The whole experience of writing is glorious in a way only an author can understand!