“VENICE” Debut novel coming in 2020 by Jaye Burke

2019 became a stellar year since my alter ego, JAYE BURKE, took over and is directing me down new and exciting paths in the literary world. There is no telling where she’ll take me, but I’m sure historical fiction and romance will be at the top of the list. Judith M. McManus is still alive… Continue reading “VENICE” Debut novel coming in 2020 by Jaye Burke

“VENICE” Debut novel coming in 2020 by Jaye Burke

2019 became a stellar year since my alter ego, JAYE BURKE, took over and is directing me down new and exciting paths in the literary world. There is no telling where she’ll take me, but I’m sure historical fiction and romance will be at the top of the list. Judith M. McManus is still alive… Continue reading “VENICE” Debut novel coming in 2020 by Jaye Burke

My new novel is available now…

Releasing a new novel is like watching your child leave on his first day of school. A huge part of your life is now going out into the world and its success or failure depends on how many people like the new kid. Its performance is more or less out of your control. The only… Continue reading My new novel is available now…

Let me give a little shout out…

The newest novel written in my non-existent downtime will be released tomorrow, August 1. If you like a historical southern mystery with a twist of the paranormal, The Image of Rachel Clair is for you. Set in the deep south from 1905-1910, this is a compelling story of how love survives after a murder rips it apart.… Continue reading Let me give a little shout out…

A different direction…

Being a historical fiction writer, my mind is constantly searching for new subjects to write about. My future novels could be about a Civil War heroine, or a soldier saying goodbye to his beloved before going off to war. History abounds with information of all kinds, and crafting an interesting story should be easy. Well,… Continue reading A different direction…

Developing a thick skin…

When I decided to fill my downtime with writing historical fiction, little did I know my thinning skin would need extra conditioning. Would there be enough lotion or crepe-erase to help? Thick skin doesn't come naturally. It has to be nurtured, then blistered, and finally callused to provide an indifferent attitude. Critical opinions may soften… Continue reading Developing a thick skin…

Life parallels fiction…

Too many times I've noticed how my life coincides with the historical and ghostly fiction I immerse myself with. I write about and remember the wonderful fragrance of old forgotten gardens and once beautiful abandoned homes from my past. A past that was hidden away in my innermost thoughts, but is now being unveiled one… Continue reading Life parallels fiction…

A writer? Bestseller rankings confirm it

When I think of myself as a writer, I laugh out loud. Never did I think I could put words together to make a story that readers would want to read. Now that my second book has been turned in to the editor, my work on that one is just beginning. Planning the pre-order push,… Continue reading A writer? Bestseller rankings confirm it

So… Writing is my hobby. Huh? What?

Really? How can you call writing a novel a hobby? If it is, then it's one of the most difficult, time-consuming, expensive, and mentally exhausting diversions. Never did I think my 'hobby' would force my grey matter to shift into the intellectual mode. My creative mind is experiencing culture shock and is reveling in the… Continue reading So… Writing is my hobby. Huh? What?

A new year- a new novel series

Happy 2019! 2018 proved to be an unforgettable year for me. I published my first novel in three editions. "The Music of Her Life" has 5-star reviews and I thank you so much!  I hope everyone else who read it or listened will submit a review on Amazon.com or Audible.com. I know a lot of… Continue reading A new year- a new novel series