The Stone Chambers of Putnam County

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THE STONE CHAMBERS OF PUTNAM COUNTY inspired my time travel romance story THIS MOMENT, which appears in THE KISS: AN ANTHOLOGY ABOUT LOVE AND OTHER CLOSE ENCOUNTERS. It has since been developed into the novel, HIGHLAND PASSAGE. I live near many of these stone chambers. They have always intrigued me. For my story, I thought they might make good time travel portals. Below are some articles with some background information.


Putnam’s Mysterious Chambers of Stone – NY Times

Last Word: Putnam’s Stone Chambers

New England Antiquities Research Association – Contains the following links, which show what I envisioned for the stone chamber in THIS MOMENT:

From Lisa Grashow: Whangton Rd. Chamber ~ Putnam County & Winter Chamber ~ Putnam County

From Scott Brown: Putnam County Chamber I & Putnam County Chamber II

From Edward Bochnak: Kent Cliff Chamber

Stonemason James Vieira of Ashfield studies ‘mound builders,’ ancient stonework –

Druid Stone Chambers of New York State

Mixing Mystery, History: Putnam’s Stone Chambers


HIGHLAND PASSAGE is available in ebook and paperback at Amazon, as well as in paperback at major online bookstores.



Speak Outlander Lesson 3: Mo Nighean Donn

From my friend, Miss C.R., a suggestion for Lesson 4:

Is breá liom do chuid gruaige donn daite!
(I love your dyed brown hair!)


Winter’s Tale

Could this be any more romantic?! *faint*

‘Crossfire’ Author Gets Eight Figures for a New Series

Romance Novelist Wins Big Valentine

‘Crossfire’ Author Gets Eight Figures for a New Series


JAN. 15, 2014

St. Martin’s Press is making a very big bet that Americans are still hot and heavy for romance novels.

The publisher has just agreed to pay an eye-popping eight-figure advance to Sylvia Day, a romance writer, for her next two books, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

The books, a series called “Blacklist,” are a follow-up to Ms. Day’s “Crossfire” series, which has sold more than 13 million copies since its release began in 2012.

Read more:


New Release: A Taste of Tomorrow