Author’s Blog

Turtle Speed

“We’re off like a herd of turtles…” This is going to be one of those weeks. It began with some prep and a medical procedure so I’m moving rather slowly, but I plan to get to The Price of Glory later today. Also this week? Its my week up on History Imagined…I need a topic! […]

Valentines and Plausibility

Highlighting Historical Romance with Valentines From Bath You might think a novella, shorter and often simpler than a full novel, would not require much research. You might be wrong. Writers of historical romance always begin with questions. Questions breed research. Sometimes they lead us down the infamous rabbit hole. One thing to keep in mind: […]

The Molasses Disaster

Highlighting Historical Romance with Kathy Otten. While the characters and their story are fictitious, this story is based on a true event, a disaster that took place in 1919. January 15, 1919 was an unseasonably warm day. For residents of Boston’s North End things were finally looking up. On November 11, 1918, the Armistice had […]

Ice, Moon, Oatmeal, Peace

Beloved fed me oatmeal on this frigid morning, rich with raisins and cinnamon and topped with maple syrup. Love takes many forms—oatmeal is one—but the love itself is the fundamental nourishment we all crave. Nothing warms us more thoroughly. We ran outside several times last night, me bundled up and Beloved in his fuzzy robe […]


Highlighting Historical Romance with Andrea R. Cooper When writing Viking Fire, I came across some interesting information that many people still aren’t aware of about the Vikings. The image of the horned helmet is wrong. As far as archeologist have discovered, no Vikings wore helmets (especially in battle or burials) that had horns on their […]