I was born in Baltimore but I keep moving westward. I’ve raised children, worked more than a decade as a registered nurse, taught skydiving, studied history, and sailed many nautical miles with Bob, my husband.
I first knew I wanted to be a writer in second grade. But then again I wanted to be a lot of things — including a musician, an actress, an oceanographer, a horse trainer, a dancer. I still do. The cool thing about writing is you can be anything you want, you can change careers whenever.
Star-Crossed (Knopf; 2006) was my first published novel, followed by Surgeon’s Mate; book two of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series (Fireship Press; 2011). Barbados Bound (a revised Star-Crossed, now out of print with Knopf) will be published in 2012 by Fireship Press as book one of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series. I’m working on book three of the series, which I hope will be published in 2012.
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Turning my novel, Looking for Redfeather, into a stage play has been an interesting challenge — and fun. I had to look at the story as a series of distinct scenes. Except for the challenge of conveying a character’s thoughts, writing Redfeather as a play was in some ways easier…
I had the pleasure of meeting Barbara Kyle in person at the Historical Novel Society Conference in London, 2012. And what a lovely person she is! Barbara writes both historical and contemporary fiction, leads workshops and speaks about writing. She studied theater and acted professionally for twenty years, mostly in…
It’s March Madness all week on Smashwords! My contemporary coming-of-age novel, Looking for Redfeather, and my two sick nurse short stories, Holiday on Planet Jolieterre and Friday Night Knife and Gun Club are free for download from Smashwords. The covers of all three of these stories come from the creative…