Tag Archives: fiction

The Depth Of Beauty by A.B. Michaels

Musings on The Depth of Beauty A-B-C

My new historical novel, The Depth of Beauty is now out in the world (on sale for just 99 cents here!) and already it’s gotten great feedback.  I love the story because, apart from the romance, it contains a lot of fascinating material about the time period around the turn of the twentieth century. I’ve […]


First, let me be clear about what I didn’t get: a contract with Kindle Press.  Nope, I didn’t get enough votes to have my novel, The Depth of Beauty, promoted by that entity.  Was I disappointed about that? Sure.  For a while at least. I put a lot of effort (or so I thought) into […]

Five Ways Novelists Are Just Like Poets

  A very good friend from my years in northern California is the poet Lauren Scott.  (lscotthoughts.com). We are both writers, but while she writes pieces with minimal words, I write full-length novels.  Not much overlap, right?  Wrong.  The truth is, long-form writers and poets have quite a bit in common: We both love words. […]

The Many Challenges of Writing The Lair

My latest contemporary romantic suspense novel, The Lair, now available for pre-order, stands on its own, which means you don’t have to have read my other books to immerse yourself in the story.  However, the main characters and part of the plot are connected to the other volumes in my far-reaching “Sinner’s Grove” series.  Writing […]

When in Italy, Drink Like an Italian

My soon-to-be-released romantic suspense novel, The Lair, takes place in Verona, Italy.  Since I’m not Italian (except in my heart), I knew I had to bone up on all things Veronese, including the city itself (which I was fortunate enough to visit), the culture, the language, and of course, the food and drink.  So imagine […]

How Reliable are Memories?

I remember you … sort of The past is a province in a fairy tale, suspended in the midst of pain, beauty and freedom. It is a universe of mirrors and an infinitely arbitrary, yet exciting, itinerary of metamorphosis.                                 […]

To Find a Solution, Just Rent a Goat

A few years ago several homes burned on the hill above where I live. The dried grass, shrubs, and weeds from the flat open space below the bluff served as a tinderbox.  That’s because the hill itself is very steep – not designed for conventional mowing or weed-whacking.  Lightning caused the spark, and the fire […]