Monday Blues

  It’s a rainy Monday here in the urban wilds of eastern Pennsylvania, and I’m having a bit of a let down after a delightful weekend. How was it delightful? Over one hundred and sixty folks came to help the Bluestocking Belles celebrate the launch of Follow Your Star Home, our newest holiday anthology: eight […]

Housing Mushrooms

Highlighting Historical Romance with Jude Knight, who brings us an extra this week. In my latest novel, I imagined a Regency house flipper. My hero is a retired exploring officer, the Napoleonic Wars equivalent of a special forces operative, and he makes his living buying run down manors from overstretched aristocrats, and doing them up […]

Spills and Fire Starters

Highlighting Historical Romance with Sherry Ewing and struggles with authentic Regency fire starters. While editing my next Regency era release, One Moment In Time, my editor caught me using the modern day word—match. Nowhere in my twenty-first century mind did it occur to me that I had written about how we may start a fire […]

New Books Coming and a Royal Wedding

I am in the middle of writing a long post for History Imagined, and as i do my next novel is beginning to fall into place. I have already scoped out the Mallet boys, children of Georgiana and Andrew of Dangerous Works. I hinted in The Reluctant Wife that their son Richard is a budding […]

The Silk Roads

Highlighting Historical Romance today with Jude Knight and Follow Your Star Home. The Silk Roads, a tangled interweaving network of routes that linked Europe to the Far East, formally opened for trade during the Han Dynasty of China, that is, more than 2,300 years ago. It used parts of the Royal Road, which was even […]

Plans? Maybe. But First Coffee

As you read this, I should be somewhere over the United States between Philadelphia and Riverside, California. I’m writing it on Sunday because I have to leave the house at 6:15 AM tomorrow for the Airport. I’m off to the Historical Romance Retreat at the Mission Inn in Riverside California. That’s the plan. So far […]

Family ~ the Third Week

Continuing my analysis of the families of the characters in my books, we come to the Haydens. This is a very different bunch than the others I’ve written about. They are wealthier, more powerful, better connected, and—dare I admit it—less happy. If have read any of my books you’ll have met the Marquess of Glenaire—later […]

Family~Week Two

Last week I wrote about family, about the role it has played in my books, and about the role it will take in my next series. You can read that post here if you missed it. This week I’m mulling the family of the Earl of Chadourn, the Landrums. This one is complicated because the […]

But Life Happens

You may have noticed The Unexpected Wife has been on one of those arranged blog tours. I’m giving gifts to folks who participate. If you haven’t seen it, check it out here. In the meantime…the Bluestocking Belles are preparing a cover reveal party for September 8. Our 2018 holiday box set features prodigal sons, horses, […]

Taking Stock

I’m taking stock of my assets. As a writer, my greatest assets are story ideas and characters. I’ve taken a step back to look at what I have going for me. Let me explain. Now that The Children of Empire Series is well on its way, I have a confession to make. I don’t have […]