Banks, Revolution, and Women’s Rights

Highlighting Facts Behind Historical Romance With Jan Selbourne and The Woman Behind the Mirror A couple of years ago I read an interesting article on the Bank of England. Wanting to know more, I checked their website and learned the bank was incorporated by act of Parliament in 1694 with the purpose of raising funds […]

New Orleans Voodoo

Highlighting Facts Behind Voodoo in Bitter Bonds with Heather Osborne Louisiana Voodoo, also known as New Orleans Voodoo, during the 1830s and 1840s on slave plantations is cloaked in mystery. It came about in the 1700s, when many slaves were transported to the colonies from West Africa. We believe it originated mainly with the Fon […]

Broken Bones in the 18th Century

Highlighting facts behind Historical Romance with Hallie Alexander and her Widow’s Guide to Scandal. A broken ankle in the 18th Century requiring the patient to stay abed for 6-8 weeks was inconvenient at best, unless the accident causing the fracture occurred at the home of your love interest. That’s what happened to the hero in […]

Life in Old California

Highlighting Historical with Pamela Gibson who reflects on life in old California. In my book, Return of the Fox, set in pre-gold rush California, the first few chapters take place during the festivities associated with a wedding. In Alta California’s rancho days, weddings of the upper classes—always Catholic—were followed by many outdoor activities including barbecues, […]

Life During the Great Depression

Highlighting Historical Romance with Patricia Kiyono on the Great Depresson and its impact on ordinary folks. The years in American history known as the Great Depression had a lasting effect on the people who lived through it. Though my father wasn’t one to complain, he mentioned a few things about his childhood that told me […]

Should Women Own Land?

Highlighting Historical Romance with Colleen L Donnelly on women and property laws. A lover of old buildings, especially houses, I jumped at the chance to purchase a one-room schoolhouse ages ago and turn it into a home…a project, actually. Twelve-foot ceilings, wainscoting that reached higher than my head, nine-foot windows, uninsulated walls, no plumbing or […]

Texas by Rail

Highlighting Historical Romance with Caroline Clemmons and her look into rail travel in Texas When I start researching a book, I can easily fall down the rabbit hole. I see something interesting and—even though the information doesn’t pertain to my book—there I go. By the time I reached MONK’S BRIDE, book 5 in the Kincaid […]

Battles and Cypress Creek

Highlighting Historical Romance with Shannon Nemecheck and her Civil War romance My Name is Shannon Nemechek and most know me for my writing as a Contemporary and Military Romances, but I have been in the process of writing a couple of Historical Romances. Today I thought I would start out telling you a little about […]

Ten Miles per Station, Seven Stations per Day… and California Secession?

Highlighting Historical Romance with Lizzi Tremayne and the Pony Express Most people have heard of the Pony Express, but did you know it only ran for eighteen months? (and a large percentage of that time it wasn’t running because a large numbers of the stations through Utah were burnt down…) Although it only ran for […]

On Outlaws

Highlighting Historical Romance with Patricia Preston on that outlaw Frank James. I did a lot of research on the James-Younger gang for Almost an Outlaw and for this blog post I’m sharing the real-life romance of Frank James, Jesse’s older brother, and the love of his life, Ann Ralston. She was a schoolteacher.  A pretty brunette, […]