I always think it’s fun to find out where writers get ideas for their books . . . that one thing that makes them pause and ask the question, “What if . . .?” That’s what happened to me while passing through Edinburgh Castle’s esplanade. I came upon a bronze plaque and a fountain featuring two women’s faces—one old, one young—a foxglove plant in the center, and a snake coiled around it all.
The Witches’ Well was placed there in 1894 to commemorate all the women who were burned at the stake between the 15th and 18th centuries. Above the fountain a plaque read: This fountain designed by John Duncan RSA is near the site on which many witches were burned at the stake. The wicked head and serene head signify that some used their exceptional knowledge for evil purposes while other were misunderstood and wished their kind nothing but good. The serpent has the dual significance of evil and of wisdom. The foxglove spray further emphasizes the dual purpose of many common objects. (Foxglove can be used medicinally but it can also be poisonous depending on the dosage.)
Even though I was surrounded by the magnificence of Edinburgh Castle, I spent the rest of the day thinking about the men and women who were accused of witchcraft, and I had to know more. Many hours of research later, the All the King’s Men series was born. There are seven books in the series. The first three books are scheduled for release as follows:
Seven Nights with a Scot, February 21st, 2019
Romancing the Laird, April 30th, 2019
A Temptress in Tartan, August 13th, 2019
Passport to Romance sponsored by the Greater Seattle Chapter of Romance Writers of America at The Westin Bellevue – 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, Washington 98004
Gerri will join 40 other authors at a meet and greet event that is open to the public. She’s also presenting two workshop: Understanding Scene and Sequel and Mastering the Art of a Great Cover on Saturday, October 27th. For further information check out www.gsrwa.org.
Friday, September 14th, 2018 from 8:30pm to 10:00pm PNWA Writer’s Conference at DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport – 18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188 Gerri will join 60 other authors at an Autograph Party that is open to the public. She’s also presenting two workshop: Creating Character Emotion and The Business Side of Romance and Women’s… Continue Reading
So happy to announce the sale of a new historical romance series set in the Scotland of James I featuring three brothers to Meghan Farrell at Tule Publishing as part of a three-book deal. The series entitled ALL THE KING’S MEN begins with THE KING’S WITCH. More details, especially a publication date, will be coming… Continue Reading
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm Gilman Village Writer’s Cottage, 317 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah (next to The Boarding House restaurant) Looking for the perfect gift for that reader on your Christmas list? Or just a little holiday spirit? Join me, Pam Binder, Sabrina York, Deborah Schneider, Pamela Mohn, Diann Shope, Shirley Smuda… Continue Reading
Friday, July 17, 2015 from 8:30pm to 10:00pm PNWA Writer’s Conference at DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport – 18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188 Gerri will join 60 other authors at an Autograph Party that is open to the public. She will also be a featured speaker and will be participating in other conference events throughout… Continue Reading
July 13, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing at San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina – 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 At the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing, hundreds of romance authors meet with and sign books for fans in this two-hour event, with the proceeds from book… Continue Reading
As part of the King County Library System’s “Playing with Words” program, Gerri will be discussing how to self-publish for unpublished and published authors alike. This is a “how to” workshop, not a “should I do it” workshop. Gerri will discuss things to consider before you self-publish, how to prepare your manuscript for conversion, then… Continue Reading
My latest book cover is here! Along Came Mr. Right will be out in three short months, but I couldn’t wait to share the beautiful cover design. Feel free to check out the book details to read an excerpt or visit the exciting Pre-order button on Amazon. I’m looking forward to sharing Olivia and Max’s… Continue Reading