Girl Against The World

Highlighting Historical Romance welcomes Oberon Wonch whose novel, A Knight of Her Own, was released today. You’ve likely heard of the Battle of Hastings on October 14, 1066, in which William, Duke of Normandy, and his invading army defeated the Anglo-Saxons, killed their king, and took the throne of England. What you might not know, […]

A Dysfunctional Royal Family

Highlighting Historical Romance: Regan Walker William the Conqueror died in Normandy in 1087. Robert, the eldest son, inherited the dukedom of Normandy. William, his middle son, succeeded his father as King of England. William was quick to seize the opportunity. Called “William Junior” by his contemporaries and dubbed “Rufus” by historians because of his ruddy […]

Turmoil in the Holy Roman Empire

Highlighting Historical Romance: Anna Markland, in which the author gives us a taste of the research involved in moving her series to Bavaria, Saxony, and other parts of Europe. __________________________________________________________ I chose to set my current series, The Von Wolfenberg Dynasty, in medieval Germany. I did this because the series is based on a book […]

Highlighting Historical Romance: Cathy MacRae

In my stories, I always strive for historical accuracy. I have three great critique partners who are quick to point out anachronisms—“Are you sure they drank whisky from a glass in 1370? Perhaps a mug or goblet?” and “That word wasn’t in use in 1370. Find another.”—and keep me from blundering too badly. But the […]

Highlighting Historical Romance: Lauren Linwood

I’m delighted that Lauren has agreed to share her research for A Knight for Kallen: As a former history teacher, I love to do research for any storyline. For my medieval historical romance, A Knight for Kallen, I did two interesting pieces of research. The first involved auras. I read a magazine article about a […]

StellaMarie Alden: Ramblings of an Almost Published Author

Know what’s great about watercolor painting? It’s one of the few arts that you can’t agonize over and go back and fix. You either get it right on the first wash, or it’s wrong. Throw it out and try again. There’s something wonderfully freeing about that. I’m not a great illustrator, but I can make […]