This blogpost discusses recent holidays such as President's Day and Valentine's Day and their historical origins as well as current writerly events.
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A review of a book I recently read, Seen by Julie Delegal, which takes the threads of a North Florida police incident and weaves them into a suspenseful fictional narrative.
This post describes the destinations visited during the last days of our Stately Homes tour, including the Royal Hotel on the Isle of Wight, Quarr Abbey, Carisbrooke Castle, Chawton House (Jane Austen's brother's house) and the Jane Austen House Museum in West Sussex.
This is the story of my visit to the Florida Writers Association Conference this past weekend, October 26th through the 29th, which took place at the Hilton hotel in Altamonte Springs, FL just outside Orlando. I drove down from Jacksonville, which is about a two-and-a-half-hour drive, on Thursday. The drive was uneventful except for the …
This travelogue takes you through two days on the Isle of Wight and includes a visit to Osborne House with pictures.
This travel post describes and provides photos of the highlights of a visit to Arundel Castle in the South of England in May 2023.
A travel post about a trip to Brighton Pavilion in May 2023. One of many travel posts from our three week trip.
A travel post about my trip to Parham House and Petworth House on our tour of South England.
This travel post talks about several days spent touring destinations in England in April-May 2023, including Hastings, Rye, Polesdon Lacey, Standen and South Lodge Hotel and Spa.
A description of a visit to Sissinghurst Garden in the South of England in late April 2023.
This travel post describes a visit to Great Dixter, a garden created by Christopher Lloyd, in East Sussex, England.
This post describes a visit to Windsor England in Spring of 2023.
This travel piece describes an eight-hour plane flight to England from Orlando, Florida.
This travel post explains why a trip to England after such a long period of being grounded, felt like an adventure.