11 Things That Tickle Me

Actually, many things tickle me this week.  To begin with, The Reluctant Wife will finally—finally—go live on Wednesday.  That makes five published novels and three novellas. I’m celebrating on Saturday with friends who also have new books this spring. We’re calling our party Love Speaks (that would be from Loves Labor Lost). We plan to […]

Three Gems; One Holiday Destination

Highlighting Historical Romance: A Holiday in Bath It is my privilege to be part of A Holiday in Bath, a collection of new novellas, all set in Bath, an English spa city known for its thermal springs and healing waters from the time of the Romans. By the Regency era it had become a fashionable […]

6 Places to Find Me This Week

It’s almost here! Those of you that read my blog know I have two releases coming out soon, including The Reluctant Wife, the next installment in my Children of Empire Series.  Soon after will come Holiday in Bath, an anthology that includes my novella, “Lord Edmund’s Dilemma.” I owe it to my books to make […]

6 Reasons for Joy This Week

Spring has finally taken up residence in the urban wilds of Eastern Pennsylvania, and it is a joy. Really. Beloved and I have been taking walks, enjoying the sunshine, trees leafing out, and flowers. Not only that, it is Holy Week, one of the most profound weeks of the year and the greater joys of […]

5 Things I Learned About 1835

The Reluctant Wife is in the final stages of editing and on track for an April 26 release. It is set in 1835, and in the process of writing it I learned quite a bit about that era. Sometimes I think collecting odd bits of facts is the most fun part of my job. The […]

Titles and Other Painful Decisions.

Readers may have noticed that I’ve been participating in the Marketing For Romance Writers (MFRW) 52-Week blog challenge. The idea is that all the participating authors post on a single topic, and we get to see the wide variation in approaches to the topic. It is a bit fun, and I plan to continue, but […]

4 Things That Matter

As is our routine, I reviewed the family calendar and my convoluted to-do list with Beloved. Why convoluted? I use a tool called Toodledo that lets me assign every task a due date, an importance level, and a category or folder. The web-based tool lets me sort on all three of those. Obviously a task […]

5 Reasons Not To Hate Valentine’s Day

What’s that you say? Valentine’s Day is just another bogus holiday created by Hallmark, the floral industry, and retailers to empty out our wallets. You might think that expressions of love that have to be coerced with guilt messages and commercials are worth nothing and you’d be right. Love and romance, however, aren’t to blame […]

4 Things To Do After You Type The End

First draft writing can be a long agony. Once you reach that tender, soul-satisfying conclusion, wipe away a tear, and type The End, you take a deep sigh, certain the story is right. You ask, “Now what?” The temptation is to either a) send it off now because, of course, it is perfect OR b) […]

Impetuous and Scandalous

Highlighting Historical Romance presents Kelly McClymer Hi, I’m Kelly McClymer and I want to thank Caroline for giving me a chance to talk about my favorite intersection of topics — history and women. You may have heard that women in the past couldn’t do many things that men could do. While that is true, it […]