We are passing on this AutoCrit excellent blog, with permission from
Jocelyn, for your perusal.
Ever watched a movie that was so packed full of non-stop action it left you
feeling breathless? Exhilarated, maybe… but disconnected from the characters –
unable to learn much about them amidst the constant stream of explosions, car
chases and death-defying peril?
Or have you ever read a story where the author droned on for so long about their
characters’ thoughts, feelings, family history, and childhood until you thought
please… please just let something – anything – happen?
If so, you’ve more than likely encountered a problem with pacing.
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Gail . . .
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In a whirlwind romance, a lovely New York socialite marries a fêted, debonair
author. But beneath the charm is a cheating husband addicted to hasheesh. Her
dream marriage turns sour and the simplicity of her life runs amok when a
handsome stranger, her husband’s business partner, threatens her staunch loyalty
to her wayward husband.
When she faces the ugly truth about her marriage, her need to finalize her
divorce sends her on mad chase across the wilds of nineteenth century America
with a handsome stranger where she learns the hard lessons of murder,
kidnapping, and more, that almost destroy her.
[Soul Mate Publishing, On Sale: October 21, 2015,
e-Book, / ]
Gail Ingis writes historical romance, loves history and romance of course,
has taught history, and her weekly blog frequently covers historical content. A
native of Brooklyn, New York, Ingis’s early days began and ended with writing,
drawing and music. Her inspiration to write came from books gifted to her by an
aunt. But life had other ideas.
After graduating from the New York School of Interior Design with a BFA in
Interior Architecture and Design and masters’ studies in Architecture and Design
Criticism at The New School (Parsons). Her career in interior design and
architecture led her to the other arts. Ingis founded the Interior Design
Institute, a school of interior design, that she eventually sold, but during her
tenure, she was twice asked by publishers to write a textbook, her efforts were
thwarted by a heavy schedule.
Ingis resides in Connecticut with her scientist-writer husband. She and her
husband travel and enjoy tennis. Currently, she sits on the Lockwood-Mathews
Mansion Museum Board of Trustees and serves as Curator of Art for exhibitions at
She is a member of the CTRWA—Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writer’s of
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