Monsieur Talleyrand – Complex and Brilliant

Highlighting Historical Romance with Saralee Etter who gives us some of the facts behind one of the stories in A Legend to Love If I were going to invite a guest from any time in history to dine with me, my choice would be Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, also known as the Prince de Talleyrand, the […]

Rambling Through Harrogate

I travel. Sometimes I travel by boat, plane, or automobile. Sometimes I travel by book. Sometimes I explore the real world. This week I visited Harrogate, the famous Yorkshire spa town, and wandered The Stray with Lady Dorothea Bigglesworth. The abundance of chalybeate, sulphur, and various mineral springs in the area have been drawing visitors […]

Cruising

I am knee deep in editing The Upright Son. There are two pieces of good news. Number one, it is on schedule and will be turned in to the publisher by the end of the week. Number two, I think I have a winner here. You’re going to like it. This and that department: I’ve […]

Sheriffs in England

Highlighting the facts behind Susan Varno’s newest novel. Thank you for this opportunity to share my research. In my newest release, Posing as a Princess, (The Shady Side of the Law, Book 2). Sheriff Weston Chandler is ordered to escort a German princess to a ceremony with the King. However, the woman who announces she’s […]

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

Highlighting the facts behind the fiction with Jude Knight on mourning in the Regency Era. In the novella I am currently writing, my duchess is coming to terms with being a widow and, at the same time, losing her job. So I’ve been checking up on mourning customs. As in so many things, we look […]

Do Film and TV Producers So Their Historical Homework?

Highlighting Historical Romance with Cerise DeLand Have you watched the BBC/Netflix series Bodyguard? If so, you’ve seen the Home Secretary pull up to the home of the Prime Minister.  Later they ID it as Chequers, once the home of Winston Churchill, now the PM’s. Well! This one in the show is not the real Chequers! No! […]

Beer, Science, and the 18th Century

  We’re Highlighting Historical fiction with Elizabeth Ellen Carter today. She explains how shape enhances our enjoyment of beer. This is important. After all, as Benjamin Franklin is reputed to have said, “Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.” When doing some research on ale glasses for my upcoming title […]

Travel in the Regency

We’re Highlighting Historical Romance today with Jude Knight, who brings us insight into the ways in which travel has impacted her Regency novels, and problems writers face regarding it. One of the first things I had to get my head around when I started writing stories set in the Regency era was how long it […]

A Long Road Home

Last night I drank a well-traveled bottle of water sourced, supposedly, from a spring in the French alps, imported into Hong Kong and carried back to Philadelphia with me. Like Beloved and I, it traveled a long way. In the past three weeks we have traveled through three countries (five if you count home and […]

Life in the Colony of Nova Scotia

  Highlighting Historical Romance welcomes Riana Everly and her research into the history of Nova Scotia. Part of the story in my upcoming release The Assistant takes place in Nova Scotia in the year 1800. A reader accustomed to the comforts and luxuries of London might wonder why I would be so heartless as to send […]