I’m a bit of a recluse but was teased away from my mental and social retreat to share some secrets on Melanie Sherman’s blog.      http://melaniesherman.blogspot.com/2011/07/tension-and-conflict-on-high-seas.html

Melanie Sherman is a writer of historical nautical fiction and other works, a blogger, and a fan of Star-Crossed and Surgeon’s Mate; book two of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series.  She is also a brilliant connector of people and knows how to motivate the reluctant blogger suffering from writer’s block.  I am pleased to count myself among her writer friends, and if she were available I’d hire her to be my social media publicist!   More than that, I’m looking forward to reading Melanie Sherman’s first novel.