I’ve been quiet for a long time–here. Because I write fiction full-time blogging’s not my strong suit, but I’m trying–again. Never say never!
Since publishing my award winning first novel “Legend of the Emerald Rose” I’ve become a Jack of all trades and a master of none in the ever-altering publishing market. A challenge that every writer, whether published or not toally gets.
Anyhow, I’ve returned to my first love of writing and reading Sci-Fi/fantasy romance. This doesn’t mean I’ve given up on the romance genre. Never! I’m a staunch romantic who loves speculative fiction with serious sparkage between the hero and heroine and happily ever after is a must.
Speaking of fantasy settings. I accepted a free weekend (timeshare) at the Gardens Gate Resort in the Apostle Islands. And I’m here! Sure, I have to sit through a sales pitch session, but what-the-hey, it’s free! Besides warm clothes, I packed multi-genre good reads that includes: Jill Eileen Smith’s much anticipated Biblical historical “Abigail a Novel,” Cindy Thomson’s nonfiction “Celtic Wisdom” and, Lisa Lickel’s romance “Meander Scar.”
Oh, back to blogging. Be forewarned that Bard at Work is taking on a speculative slant, with of course, much romance. I recently discovered secular author Frank Beddor. I’m hooked on “The Looking Glass Wars” and his sequel “Seeing Redd.” A contemporary spin of the classic, Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.”
Secular fantasy lives!
Ya know this Gardens Gate Resort is an odd place, very tropical considering we’re in Wisconsin and it’s winter. And the never-ending buffet and the staff’s warm hospitality have won me over. My private bungalow is called Outside Inn. I feel a bit like Alice–inside out. Curiouser and curiouser. Umm, was just informed that we (the guests) are going to hike to the farthest gate. The what?
Well, I’ll finish posting after I visit the farthest gate. Hope the resort supplies snowshoes!