Art and the Working Author 2: My Hero

In a previous piece I described how I look for public domain graphics to illustrate blog posts, Facebook posts, and memes about the Regency era.  Today i want to write about a particularly knotty problem.  How do I find a portrait to stand in for my hero? When I envisioned Richard Hayden, the Marquess of […]

Art and the Working Author

If you read my blog posts here, on the Teatime Tattler, or on History Imagined, you will have noticed they are frequently illustrated with paintings. They provide period atmosphere and imagination starters. Since the Dangerous Works, Dangerous Secrets, and Dangerous Weakness are all set during the late Georgian period of English history (also know as […]

Jane and a Love of Story

What books did you love growing up? What is the first romance book you read and loved? Who is your all time (go way back now) favorite author? Romance author? Some corners of the  Interwebs have designated Thursday “Throwback Thursday.”  This is the first of what I hope will be a regular series of posts […]

Second Edits

This morning I thought to do a final pass through the current Dangerous Weakness manuscript to look for extra spaces at the end or beginning of paragraphs. That may not sound like much because you can’t see them in word processing, but the make life difficult for folks who format the document for Kindle, print, […]

Inspiration in Action

Last week I mapped out a novella to be released for the holiday season in November. Unlike my Dangerous series, this one is a stand alone story that will be self-published. Gulp. I embarked on the project mostly to learn about the publishing process.  I also did it because I couldn’t get one thought out […]