Up In Flames

If you like romance it’s in this book. Like a little mystery? It’s in this book along with ghosts. I liked the change from the same plots and premises found in most romances.

Emotional Journeys

11709823_840826266001742_4591903524876198441_n10408968_840826422668393_668370842309125874_n11737831_840826372668398_8528642737691238567_nFran_at_Talcott_Hall_6-27-15Some pretty strange stuff has happened in my life in the past few days, so I’m doing what we writers do: I’m writing about it. The truth is, my present work-in-progress has taken a hit. A rather dramatic, fiery one.

My next ghost-romance, Spirits of the Heart, was progressing along nicely. Two weeks ago, for inspiration, I spent an entire day with my sister-in-law, Terri, driving around the “site” for my story—the abandoned mental asylum in Middletown, New York. I hadn’t been there in years, and oddly, much of the descriptions I’d already written aligned quite accurately with the actual. The main building (in my story, anyway) is Talcott Hall, a massive, 19th century architectural masterpiece in brick, complete with arched windows and turrets.

Or was.

On Sunday, a friend on Facebook announced, “another building at Middletown Psychiatric Center is on fire.” I quickly called Terri, who lives…

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