That's right, AJ's story is now out in the world. Currently only ebooks are available--I'm having some issues with Amazon at the moment regarding the cover for the paperback cover. They are coming, it just might be a little while before they become available. Because we will be moving at the end of July, I… Continue reading Magic in the Headlines Release Day!
Some time ago, I had an idea. I wanted to write a book about a typewriter. This image inspired the dress AJ wears in her introduction. At the time, I had grand ambitions of one day curating and restoring a collection of late 19th and early 20th century typewriters, but quickly realized that neither my… Continue reading Inspiration Shots: Magic in the Headlines
One of my favorite things to do is figure out what my characters would wear. Even better when I can dig through the pattern library on Ravelry for historically inspired knits. All links lead back to Ravelry. All images come from their respective pattern pages and are property of the original owners. Dru 1920s Cloche… Continue reading Pattern Diving: Dru Faust
As someone who lived in Ohio their entire life (until recently, anyway), and spent the bulk of their adulthood in the capital city, I can tell you that Columbus is a study in contradictions. It's a city that prides itself in, well, Pride, having one of the largest Stonewall parades in the country, but it's… Continue reading Columbus and Prohibition
That's right, it's that time again! Some of you may remember Dru from a few years ago; it was first released as a serial novella here on the blog. Searching the site will pull up the original version. Starting April 14, you'll be able to download a Kindle version, newly revised and expanded. Patrons will… Continue reading Cover Reveal!
Black boots continued his work at the table. A few feet away, I spied the shards of a broken bottle. If I could reach one of the larger pieces, maybe I’d be able to cut myself free. Getting to it without drawing his attention was another matter. The instant I tried to inch my… Continue reading Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due, part 26 CONCLUSION
I did as Mother instructed, sinking low into the seat where I’d be out of sight. All I could see was a robin hopping on a branch in the canopy of trees surrounding the farmhouse. My neck grew stiff. The car was like an oven, even with the windows open. Not a single breath of… Continue reading Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due, part 25
Mrs. Hughes pounded away at the keys of her typewriter, as if attempting to drown out the raised voices coming from Detective Reiss's office. She wasn't entirely successful. "If you do this, you're doing it on your own time!" the detective shouted. "These allegations are ridiculous. I will not have some upstart woman poking around… Continue reading Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due, part 24
After the party to welcome Archie home, George drove me back to our more modest neighborhood. Unwilling to worry Archie and Alex, I didn't tell them about the conversation with my father, but George asked what was wrong as we were pulling out onto the street. "You've been awful quiet. That's not like you." "It's… Continue reading Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due: part 23
Tuesday, July 18 Archie was released from the hospital the next morning. George drove Alexandra and I to the hospital to pick him up. Daddy was chatting with him in the ward, helping him into his coat when we arrived. "I hope you realize just how lucky you were," he said, clapping his patient… Continue reading Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due: part 22