What's Afoot With Grace:
The Delight is in the Details
April 21, 2019
On the blog this week, I’m focusing on the extent to which my life is more vivid–and more my own–when I make the effort to take in the details. Add your comment for chance at a $50 e-gift card.
Happy Dukes by the Dozen Day!
April 16, 2019
What’s more fun than a ducal happily ever after? A dozen of ’em, all wrapped together in one anthology and tied up with a $4.99 price tag. If we had done a print edition of Dukes by the Dozen it would be more than 900 pages, a baker’s dozen of never-before-published novellas and short stories. Treat yourself to a duke–or a dozen dukes–right here!
Enormous, Wonderful, Heartfelt THANKS…
April 12, 2019
To my readers, who put When A Duchess Says I Do on the USA Today bestseller’s list at No. 40. On a list of 150 titles, that is the highest rank I have ever achieved, and it’s entirely because I have the best readers in the world. Thank you a bazillion times over!
Spring Has Sprung!
March 31, 2019
April 21, 2019 • Grace's Most Recent Blog Post
Writers are often admonished to write vividly, to focus on the specific details that will bring a scene to life. As Anton Chekov said, “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” We’ve all seen the moon up there in the sky, but when Chekov mentions the glint of light on broken glass, the scene becomes much more immediate–an alley, a deserted road, a trashy little backyard where something sad or bad could happen. Broken glass is a powerful, painful image. Apologies benefit from specificity. If you … Continue reading
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“Children, much less three children and one of them a female, will not do.” More strongly than that, Hessian Kettering could not put his sentiments, not in the presence of his niece. “I have no patience with noise, drama, or dirt, while children delight in all of the foregoing.”
Worth Kettering passed Hessian the baby, whose charming attributes included a penchant for batting at the noses of unsuspecting uncles.
“Lord Evers’s will names you as guardian of all three,” Worth said, pouring himself a fresh glass of lemonade. “Unless you want to tangle with Chancery—at considerable expense, I might add—then you have become the legal authority over three children. The boys will remain at school for the rest of the term, and for the girl, you simply hire a governess or two.”