Author’s Blog

May 19, 2020

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March 24, 2020

Charlotte of Swansea is released! Click here to get your copy:



October 1, 2019

E-Book Launch Date!

The short story, Shadows of the Seagulls is launched! Hooray! If you had signed up for my newsletter earlier, you will be receiving your free copy in e-mail very soon! Here is the link to the Amazon page if you want to check it out. It will be on Barnes and Noble soon! On Amazon, there will be a revision released this week! Just a few phrases needed updating. So it goes, they say!



August 17, 2019

Article on Short Story, Shadows of the Seagulls

Photo by Christiana Rivers

In the short story, Shadows of the Seagulls, one of the settings is Balboa Bay, Newport Beach, California.  The characters in the story enjoy an afternoon and evening out on the bay in a sailing yacht.  This bay is a very beautiful coastal destination, and enchanting descriptions take you there, from wherever you are to the amazing, yet relaxing atmosphere.  The four characters, Marianna, Paul, Elizabeth, and Grant share their innermost thoughts while they relax on the yacht. Read what happens next in this intriguing short story.


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August 3, 2019

Short Story, Shadows of the Seagulls

Photo by Oliver Sju00f6stru00f6m on

The Short Story Shadows of the Seagulls first draft is completed. Look for it soon, it will be free to the public. It has been shared in the “Write to Publish” group for critiquing. This is a story within itself, although it is also one chapter out of the book, Marianna of the Sea. You will be able to get an idea of what the book will be like. Shadows of the Seagulls is a story that depicts the sorrow that life can bring, as well as honor and devotion between the protagonist and her true love. There will be a link on this site to the e-book when the short story is ready for publishing.

The characters of Marianna and Paul interact with their best friends in this chapter and the contrast of a nearly perfect relationship is compared to one that is deteriorating at a fast pace.  The comparison reveals a remarkable and emotional climax in the story.  Descriptions of Orange County, California are integrated into the story-line, and gives the reader a good idea of what life was like in the ‘70’s in the area, a time already different than our own.  The setting is interesting and historically accurate.

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20 thoughts on “Author’s Blog

  1. I’m looking forward to reading your story!

    – Terri

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Terri! I’ll let you know when it is available.


  2. Looking for updates on your new book.


    Liked by 1 person

  3. Elise Christensen August 14, 2019 — 3:52 am

    Please add me. I want to read it

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You’re added! Thank you for your interest.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. So glad we can come to this site to see your amazing post.
    really grateful to leave a footprint here.
    Wow a lot of useful knowledge! I will always comeback here to follow your next article

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Rhonda Armstrong August 14, 2019 — 7:41 am

    So excited for you. I can’t wait to read your book.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Margaret- Love your website. Please count me in when your stories! are available. Great Job! Wishing you much success!
    Jacqueline Nuttall

    Liked by 1 person

  7. While I have read an earlier version of your short story, I am in anticipation of the true reveal!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Hi Margaret

    Great website. All the best with your upcoming launch. Look forward to reading your story.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I can’t wait to read your story!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Please add me to you newsletter




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