Author’s Blog

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 […]

Queen Victoria’s Physician

I am blogging today at History Imagined.  My topic is Sir James Clark, researcher, expatriate resident of Rome, doctor for the ill fated John Keats, sought after society physician and last but not least, personal physician for Victoria and Albert.

Lauren Linwood’s Texas Ranger

Today my guest is Lauren Linwood, who seems to have a character eager to speak for himself! I’ll let her tell you about it. One of the best things an author gets to do is create characters and the worlds they inhabit. For my latest western historical romance, I mined gold for the first time […]

Royal Regard’s Major John Smythe

Mariana Gabrielle visits the blog today to introduce us to one of her characters from her book Royal Regard. Giveaway: Marianna will give an ebook copy of Royal Regard to one person who comments. Major John Smythe finds himself stymied by the legal process. John tapped his forefinger against the long scroll on the desk before […]

The Lure of Rome

Thank you InD’Tale Magazine for publishing my article “The Grand Tour and the Lure of Rome” in the April issue. What began with the question, “Can I write about characters from the English regency and set the book in Rome?” resulted in some fascinating research into the politics of Italy after Napoleon and before unification. […]