The Contemporary Cowboy

I love writing contemporary cowboy romances. Why? Because growing up, I was a contemporary cowgirl. I’m a city girl now, but recently I spent time with a friend of my mother’s, Janet, and her son, Bill. These are my horse people from my past. Janet is 92, a retired school teacher. When she got older… Read More

2 What’s the title of your favorite book?

What’s the title of your favorite book? Some of my favorites is At Home in Mitford, Jan Karon’s first in her Mitford series. A few of her other titles are Somewhere Safe with Someone Good and Come Rain or Come Shine. The last one is of course an old song title. I wrestle with titles… Read More

4 Anticipation

One of the definitions of anticipation in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary is: ” the act of looking forward; especially : pleasurable expectation.” That confirms I’m in a state of anticipation.  Of what?  The next two months, because in each of them I will have a new book published. Yes, I’ve already had two books published… Read More

I Am A Nocturnal Movie Watcher

I love movies. I’ve been an avid movie watcher for most of my life. When the Oscars roll around every year in February, time stops in my house. I turn on the DVR and don’t move for about three hours. My husband and two kids know that evening is “mine”. They’re welcome to join me,… Read More

1 A Dark and Stormy Night

By Elizabeth Goddard “It was a dark and stormy night” is cliché, as they say, but when you read or hear that familiar phrase it immediately creates an image in your mind. Close your eyes now and think on the phrase. What do you see? What do you feel? A chill crawling up your arm?… Read More

Ask Peggy About College Funding

Can you believe how quickly the summer ended? It seems like just last week, my family and I were watching 4th of July fireworks, and making homemade ice cream! Now, back to school activities are top priority in everyone’s mind. In my hometown of Norman, OK, heading back to school reminds us that University of… Read More

3 Why women rule the world, according to history.

Ever heard the saying behind every great man is a strong woman? I have, countless times, and I have to tell you, as a writer of historical fiction who spends a great deal of her time researching celebrated men from the past, I almost always discover that behind the renowned ruler, king, laird, prince, president,… Read More

Are YOU a Psychopath?

Dr. Evelyn Talbot, the psychiatrist heroine of my suspense series, which began with HANOVER HOUSE, HER DARKEST NIGHTMARE and HELLO AGAIN, studies psychopaths at a remote facility in Alaska. Creating this unusual prison, where so many inmates are serial killers, has been a fascinating project for me, probably because Evelyn’s desire to know why these… Read More

Solitary Writing Life?

Writers sit at their computers a lot… and write.  Right? Well, of course.  And that means a major portion of their lives are solitary.  But all of it? No–not mine, at least.  Sure, some writers also have full-time day jobs, but I don’t any longer so my connections with other people don’t come from that…. Read More