Author’s Blog

The Horned God and the Lake District

Highlighting Historical Romance with Barbara Monajem and the facts behind her newest release. I like to put little tidbits of historical detail in my stories—perhaps because that’s the sort of detail I enjoy reading, too. My new release, Lady Rosamund and the Horned God, takes place in the Lake District in England. I’ve been there […]

An Escape—WIP Wednesday

I continue writing as fast as I can on The Defiant Daughter. Here is a bit for WIP Wednesday, one that slowed me down. The villain has shown himself and threatened people at The Willow and the Rose. The inn being too hard to secure, they are attempting to move him to the earl’s manor […]

Women and the Page Act

Did you know the Page Act of 1875 was the United States of America’s first restrictive federal immigration law? While was ostensibly intended to forbid forced labor and trafficking for prostitution, it’s impact fell on Asian women in general, stereotyping them in a hyper-sexualized fashion, an issue that persists to this day. The labor elements […]

Bring on the Coffee

Is it Monday already? Last week was amazing and the weekend crowded with work, play, and family, family, and family. I shared some family history with the grandchildren of cousins. There were Mother’s Day flowers. And cake. Things are speeding up in my writing life. In case you missed it, The Wayward Son went up […]

At Home in Ashmead

I travel. Sometimes I travel by boat, plane, or automobile. Sometimes I travel by book. This week I rambled through Miles End and Kepple Street in London with a brief foray to Kilmorgan Castle in Scotland. However, I spent most of my time at home in the midlands with my own characters in the village […]