April 25, 2017

I "knew" Aunt Bess long before I began writing this book. 

I have always adored "classic" movies. Years ago, I watched the Doris Day/Frank Sinatra flick "Young At Heart," in which Ethel Barrymore played the role of a spinster aunt living with her brother and his three d...

April 17, 2017

Sometimes I sit back and let my characters talk.

In all honestly, that's how the cottage came to be. Alice-Ann and Carlton were speaking ... getting to know each other on a deeper level than they'd known each other previously ... and Alice-Ann mentioned a house in town...

April 13, 2017

I created (and fell in love with) Carlton Hillis.

When I started my work on The One True Love of Alice-Ann, I knew that Alice-Ann’s older brother, Nelson, would have two best friends, both of who went into the armed services when the U.S. went to war after December 7, 1...

April 10, 2017

As soon as the story for "Alice-Ann" created itself in my mind, I knew that one of the first things I had to do was find Alice-Ann.

The One True Love of Alice-Ann opens on December 7, 1941. Alice-Ann Branch is 16 on that day.  She is excited about the party her father a...

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