Writing Woes and Klondike Bars

One of the most common questions I am ever asked is: What motivates your writing? My answer: Deadlines.

The second most common question is: How many words do you write each day? My answer: ????

I’m never quite sure how to answer this one, because my writing process can be very wonky. In fact, it’s […]

Destination Gettysburg!

Over Halloween weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Gettysburg Battlefield Books & Collectibles for a signing. You might think, “What does Violet Harper, Undertaker Extraordinaire, have to do with a hallowed Civil War battlefield site?”

Well, many of the mourning customs practiced in Great Britain were also practiced in America, and in no greater […]

How I Write

I am often asked how I go about writing my books. The most common three questions are:

How do you come up with your ideas? How did you get the idea to write about a Victorian undertaker in the first place? What is your daily writing routine?

I use the same general idea process for […]