Author’s Blog

Barbara Allen

Highlighting Historical Romance with Laura Mills-Alcott who loves Barbara Allen and makes sure we do too. When I decided to write my first romance, I needed a story to write. I decided to write a story inspired by the beloved old ballad “Barbara Allen”.  I’d first heard the ballad on Dolly Parton’s “Heartsongs” album, with […]

First Come the Characters

Oh lovely day! The sun is up and I have a spring in my step. I finally understand why the heroine of The Wayward Son is so obsessed with managing the small estate that has been in her keeping for a few years waiting for the true heir to appear. Knowing my characters intimately is […]

War and Inspiration

Highlighting Historical Romance with Jan Shelbourne on sources of inspiration. Most authors are asked what inspired them to write their books. It can be a major event, a person, or a tiny incident which sparks our imagination and produces another unique story. My first attempts at writing were full of enthusiasm and scenes in my […]

Hearts and Flowers

So Valentine’s Day. Do you love it or hate it? You may think that for romance authors it might be one of the most important days of their work year. Perhaps that isn’t so from a writing and planning point of view, but it does make for a great promotional opportunity. Last week’s 1814 Frost […]