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JDP NEWS · 2d ago

New! The Girl by the River

My new short story, The Girl by the River, releases today! I wrote this as a gift to readers of The Lady and the Minstrel, but I hope that people who haven't read that romantic historical novel yet will enjoy this short story prequel scene too.Seven ...
JDP NEWS · 2M ago

Happy Anniversary, Heléne and Gunthar!

My sweet medieval romance, Loyalty's Web, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year! The Earl of Gunther wants to celebrate by giving his wife, Heléne, some gifts. What do you think h...
JDP NEWS · 3M ago

Can you help me with a survey?

It's so easy to get lost in the creative part of writing (you know, the part I love the be...
JDP NEWS · 4M ago

Tuesday Teaser

So you remember that "medieval ghost story" I started writing clear back in 2015? Yeah. I got two whole chapters written before it kind of fell off my radar while I dove into medieval Venice...
JDP NEWS · 5M ago

Celebrating fathers in real life and fiction

Sunday is Father's Day and I couldn't let the day pass without expressing my love for fathers.Here's a picture of my dad as a little boy at his Catholic confirmation.His parents were immigrants from Italy, but my dad refused to learn Italian because ...
JDP NEWS · 6M ago

Tuesday Teaser

Here's another excerpt from Giacinta's new Chapter 1. I've had a terrible struggle trying to picture medieval Italian architecture for this story. It's all so different from the castles I'm ...
JDP NEWS · 6M ago

Tuesday Teaser

It's nearly inevitable with a writer like me. I tried outlining a book in advance once, but it proved to be a dismal failure. My characters ran off and told an entirely different story and t...
JDP NEWS · 6M ago

Welcome to the May FREE For All & Giveaway Event

May 8-12, 2017! Click to download these romance reads.Thank you for being loyal readers! ...
JDP NEWS · 6M ago

Tuesday Teaser

I fell off the Tuesday Teaser wagon for a bit...I do that sometimes. Sorry! Let's give it another go-round. Here's a new teaser from Nick & Gia's story. (Yes, I'm still working on it. Slow a...
JDP NEWS · 7M ago

Get Lost in Time with Historical Fiction

Some author friends and I have banded together to create the Lost in Time with Historical ...