England, Pepper Basham

#uk2k16 – Day 4 – Oxford

As we continue on our whirlwind trip to the UK, today I'm going to take you on our excursion to Oxford. OH what a fun day- but the best parts happened outside of the actual college area. Of course, there are wonderful photos to share of the historic university and all of its many buildings,… Continue reading #uk2k16 – Day 4 – Oxford

England, Pepper Basham

Uk2K16 – Cambridge

So I'm back to give more account of our UK2k16 trip and day #3 was a beautiful tour of Cambridge. We stayed in a hotel that was near London Bridge, so we took the Tube at Monument each morning on the days we ventured out from London. It was a crowded ride during rush hour.… Continue reading Uk2K16 – Cambridge


From Dawn to Dusk – #uk2k16

Oh it seems way too long since I returned from my 'heart home' in England, but I love getting to revisit the memories and pictures of the trip. Today, I'm taking you with us on day #2 - London. It's amazing what a good night's sleep and a great English breakfast can do for energy… Continue reading From Dawn to Dusk – #uk2k16

England, inspirational fiction

A Necessary Deception by Laurie Alice Eakes

Oh la la! Seriously! Laurie Alice Eakes newest novel, A Necessary Deception, is a must read for the reader who likes a little bit of everything wrapped up into one book. There is mystery, danger, romance, revenge, chases, escapes, true love (anyone else feel like they are hearing the first few lines of the movie… Continue reading A Necessary Deception by Laurie Alice Eakes

England, God's grace

This Week on Words Seasoned with Salt

On Monday, join me as a display the pictures that inspire my stories. Storybuilding Places. The scenery that builds the set for the characters in my historical, contemporary, and speculative fiction novels. Wednesday is a devo-writing post about Who is Jesus - Knowing Your Characters from the Inside Out Stop by Friday for latest news… Continue reading This Week on Words Seasoned with Salt

England, inspirational fiction

Vote Best Beginning – The evolution of a Novel

I've been working on a historical romance for 10 years. That's right. TEN! Not to say I've been writing it for ten consecutive years, but the story idea started 10 years ago in my preschool office in Charlotte, NC. Since then, I've rewritten the entire novel three times, rewritten the first six chapters five times,… Continue reading Vote Best Beginning – The evolution of a Novel

England, God's grace, inspirational fiction

How will you celebrate publication?

Okay, so I've complained about my lack of time to write. Now I'm going to jump to the very opposite thought. Getting published! It's a dream every aspiring author has, and those who are already published KEEP dreaming about staying published. But that very FIRST time, is a moment of wonder and celebration. I loved… Continue reading How will you celebrate publication?

Christian authors, England, inspirational fiction

Sizzling First Encounter from an Amateur AGAIN

Okay - so  it's my favorite story I've written so far. And I HAVE to post the first encounter. I love it. But before I do, I just want to brag a moment about my friend, Sherrinda. Tomorrow, she's my guest and her first encounter scene is very sigh-worthy. It's a must read. So please,… Continue reading Sizzling First Encounter from an Amateur AGAIN


The Queen’s Bird

Floating contentedly along on the River Wye in Bakewell were several geese and two swans. I don't think I'd ever seen a swan up close before and the darkness of the water contrasted so well with the swan's whiteness, I thought it'd make a nice picture. FYI - It is illegal to kill a swan… Continue reading The Queen’s Bird