Author’s Blog

Work is Good! (and an opportunity)

Notes from my Price of Glory  beta readers are coming in. The story is terrific, but  I have a bit of work to do. The  book is good but in two weeks it will be much better polished. I sent in the cover art form with some nervous fidgeting. Those things are always dicey. I’ll […]

Traveling Actors during the Regency

  Highlighting the facts behind Historical Romance with Sofi Laporte on Traveling Theaters in the Regency era, and her book, Lucy and the Duke of Secrets. While the great theater houses in Drury Lane, Covent Garden, and Haymarket entertained the people of London, a network of travelling actors or strolling players took care of the […]

Textiles, Weaving, and the Old Ways

Highlighting Historical Romance with Rachael Miles and the facts behind her heroine’s textile arts. In Brazen in Blue, Lady Emmeline Hartley runs her estate on the newest, most efficient methods. She even reads the Farmer’s Magazine — as a point of trivia the articles she comments on really did appear in the 1819 volume of that […]

The Seven Curses of London

Highlighting the Facts Behind Historical Romance with Lana Williams When I first encountered a book called The Seven Curses of London while doing research for a book set in Victorian London that I was writing, I was fascinated. The title alone is intriguing, don’t you think? The Seven Curses of London, published in 1869 and […]

The Bootlegger’s Wife

Highlighting Historical Romance with Denise Devine and the facts behind The Bootlegger’s Wife. The house in The Bootlegger’s Wife is actually a residence in St. Paul, Minnesota that belongs to someone I know. For years, every time I visited, my writer’s mind kept thinking about how much I wanted to include it in a book. […]