Saving Lives During War

Highlighting Historical Romance with Caroline and Mme. Curie’s activity in World War I. When Europe was engulfed in war in 1914, recently widowed Marie Curie put aside her world famous work in radiation that had won her two Nobel Prizes. At the request of the French government she secured her supply of radium, and looked […]

Join the virtual tour!

Christmas Hope is coming soon. The book will launch on October 15. You can still order it for 1/3 its normal price until then. $.99 through October 14. Join the blog tour along the way and enter to win the prize package! Christmas Hope is a wartime story in four parts, each ending on Christmas […]

A Head Full of Ideas

I’ve come back from HRR19 with a suitcase full of rumpled costumes and books to read, a heart full of good memories, and a head full of ideas—too many ideas! (I #amwriting !) It occurs to me that many of you followed along on Facebook where dozens of pictures were posted. Some of you probably […]

Eye Care in the 19th Century

Highlighting Historical Romance with Pamela Gibson on eye care in the Regency era While researching ophthalmology in the Regency period for Scandal’s Child, I discovered a medical practice in its infancy. A relatively unknown science at the beginning of the 19th century, the field was rife with quacks and charlatans. Much changed with the end […]

Brandy Smugglers

Highlighting Historical Romance with Barbara Monajem on Smuggling and her newest release. When I first read Georgette Heyer’s The Talisman Ring (eons ago, when I was in my teens), I was particularly taken with the brandy smugglers, who are vivid, rather charming secondary characters.  When I decided to write historical romances, a book about smuggling […]

Hosanna! And other stories

I believe human beings are story tellers by nature. (Though I tell you with a blush, that may just be because I am at heart a storyteller, and I was raised by storytellers.) We relate our experiences. We relate our parents’ experiences. We relate our grandparents experiences. Some of us begin to relate the things […]

The White Cliffs

Highlighting Historical Romance with Sherry Ewing who tells us how she stumbled onto Dover Castle. While doing research for my novella To Love A Scottish Laird that releases today, I went back in time to the years of Henry, the Duke of Normandy who married Eleanor of Aquitaine, and who would take the throne of […]

In The Field Kitchen

I’m hiding this morning. I’ve set up a writing cave in the upper reaches of the house hiding from the crew who are currently demolishing my kitchen. Yes folks, it is Day 1 of The Great Kitchen Project. My office, the wonderful space surrounded by windows has been called into service as a field kitchen […]