Release Day!

Happy May Day! Yours, Dorothy is now available in ebook and paperback through Amazon. For the first stop on its blog tour, Tressa at Wishful Endings reviewed it. She says: “Highly recommended to historical fiction and romance readers who enjoy stories based on historical facts. If you enjoy stories based on historical events and people, with a…

Yours, Dorothy

Coming May 2018! Based on a true love story from the British Civil Wars. Dorothy Osborne’s family has sacrificed everything for King Charles of England, living in exile in France after the king’s defeat by Parliament. Dorothy knows it is her duty to marry well and help her family, which means finding a wealthy suitor:…

Have you heard about the ghost?

Everyone at Springett Hall is gossiping about the ghosts: echoes of laughter in the hallway, strange faces in the mirror, doors creaking open on their own. Lucy doesn’t know any more about the other spirits than the servants do. She can’t even remember how she died, and Philip, the only person who can see her,…

Imperfect Instruments

An essay I wrote, “Imperfect Instruments,” was just published by Segullah online journal! It’s about my experiences with my spinal cord injury, and it won their 2015 creative nonfiction award as well as taking first place in the League of Utah Writer’s 2014 spiritual essay contest category (Segullah is a religious women’s literary journal). You…

“Imperfect Instruments”

I’m excited to announce that my short story about my experiences with a spinal cord injury, “Imperfect Instruments,” won the Heather Campbell Personal Essay Contest! Look for it in the April edition of Segullah, an online literary journal.

A writer’s search engine history

My writer friends and I often joke about the weird things we research while writing, so I thought it would be fun to post a snippet of my recent writing-related search engine history: Heirloom chicken breeds How to make gunpowder Renaissance guns Father William Davies execution Y Drych Cristianogawl Robert Pugh Catholic recusant Plas Penrhyn…

Fall First Page Blog Hop: YA historical fiction WIP

(This is the first 250-ish words of my work in progress, a YA historical fiction, posted here for comments and critiques in Michelle Hauck’s Fall First Page Blog Hop) I, Joan Price, was born to treason. ‘Twas at my father’s funeral I realized it. If I did not choose between betraying my country and betraying…

NaNoWriMo 2014!

National Novel Writing Month (mundanely known as November) is rapidly approaching, and today I “created” my NaNo novel for this year. Given that I just signed a publishing contract for last year’s project, I’m really stoked for this year. Something about seeing that little word count bar set to “0” makes me want to start…

Forthcoming July 14, 2015: The Haunting of Springett Hall!

After two-and-a-half years of intense writing and editing, two manuscripts, close to forty query letters, a dozen writing and pitch contests, countless critiques, and a dizzying number of ups and downs (plus about twenty-five years of dreaming!), I’m excited to announce that I’ve signed a contract with Cedar Fort Publishing for my debut novel, The…

Why it’s great being a writer (even when it’s not)

People say all the time that you have to be crazy if you want to be a writer. Most of the people saying this are other writers. If you wonder why, take a look at my week. First–good news!–I found out the wonderful Molly Lee chose me to be her Pitch Wars alternate! I buzzed…

An eye for detail

I’ve been swapping chapters and talking story with some of the other historical fiction writers from Pitch Wars. One of them, Gwen C. Katz, drew this to illustrate a scene in the first chapter of my Victorian ghost story, Within the Sickle’s Compass; or, The Haunting of Springett Hall: Trust a historical fiction writer to…