Japan in Upheaval

Highlighting Historical Romance with Patricia Kiyono on upheaval in Japan In the mid-nineteenth century, the country of Japan was in a state of unrest. Traditionally, the shogun, not the emperor, held the most power, and beneath him were the feudal lords, or daimyo. Emperor Komei had begun to take a more active role in political […]

It Is Hard to Write When…

Good Monday morning! Things remain at sixes and sevens here. The Big Kitchen Project is almost—but not quite—done. Here’s what I learned: It is hard to write when your office is turned into a field kitchen. It is hard to write when loud pounding ensues. It is hard to write when your brain is full […]

Highlighting Historical Fiction: Maggie Mundy

Regular readers will note that I try to highlight a different writer of historical fiction every Thursday.  Yes, I know, I’m late this week. I have no excuse, tender readers except, well February. I’m having a hard time remembering what day of the week it is! Today Maggy Mundy  brings some interesting thoughts on grim […]