Small town: Waterford, Va.

Small town: Waterford, Va.

Rural America A drive through Waterford, Va., is like taking a trip back in time. Thankfully, the village has changed so little that founder Amos Janney would have no trouble recognizing it — a stark contrast to other quaint towns in Virginia that are now...
Warrenton, Va.: Small town charm

Warrenton, Va.: Small town charm

It’s been a few years, but I used to do a lot of book signings in the beautiful Virginia town of Warrenton. Luckily I have pictures of some of the interesting historic sites. Many of these are ordinary-looking houses that people pass by every day, but never stop...
Small town with a famous mill

Small town with a famous mill

Aldie Mill continues to grind on I put the Aldie mill in the category of small towns because it is the focal point of the village of Aldie. Built between 1807 and 1809, the gristmill was once the largest factory of its kind in Loudoun County, Va. Amazingly enough, the...
Mixing the old and new in San Diego

Mixing the old and new in San Diego

Old Town San Diego In 2016, I had the opportunity to visit San Diego while attending the national RWA (Romance Writers of America) conference. I left time to do some sight-seeing, but not enough! In addition to getting a tour of the naval base on Coronado (where the...
Middleburg, Va.: Horses and history

Middleburg, Va.: Horses and history

Sophisticated elegance in a small town To say that Middleburg, Va., is one of a kind would be an understatement. Steeped in history and surrounded by horse farms, Middleburg offers something for everyone, including boutiques, historical landmarks and fine cuisine. You...