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 […]

Battles and Cypress Creek

Highlighting Historical Romance with Shannon Nemecheck and her Civil War romance My Name is Shannon Nemechek and most know me for my writing as a Contemporary and Military Romances, but I have been in the process of writing a couple of Historical Romances. Today I thought I would start out telling you a little about […]

A Spotlight on Her Cadillac Cowboy

The past and a classic car stand between them. Will he give up the car he treasures, or will she abandon her dreams in order to ride into a loving future? I enjoyed this one folks. Who wouldn’t want to cuddle up with a big strong cowboy who knows how to snuggle and rock a […]

Ten Miles per Station, Seven Stations per Day… and California Secession?

Highlighting Historical Romance with Lizzi Tremayne and the Pony Express Most people have heard of the Pony Express, but did you know it only ran for eighteen months? (and a large percentage of that time it wasn’t running because a large numbers of the stations through Utah were burnt down…) Although it only ran for […]

Swag

Swag. Odd word that. All that promotional material you get at conferences, races, fairs, trade shows, and business meetings—pens, magnets, sticky notes, calendars and so on—with your car dealer’s name, dentist’s address, or running show company’s logo is swag. Writers have to bring their swag as well. When asked to bring my swag, I know […]

Integrity

You may have seen this photo of me on Facebook this week with the banner across the bottom that states what ought to be obvious. If you’ve been paying attention to the firestorm that has roiled the romance novel industry the past week or more, you probably understand what it means and can skip to […]

Vikings!

Highlighting Historical Romance with Andrea R. Cooper When writing Viking Fire, I came across some interesting information that many people still aren’t aware of about the Vikings. The image of the horned helmet is wrong. As far as archeologist have discovered, no Vikings wore helmets (especially in battle or burials) that had horns on their […]

Buy the Best! Two hundred years of advertising

Highlighting Historical Romance with Jude Knight I’m doing the pre-format check of the Bluestocking Belles’ latest box set, Valentines from Bath, and I’ve been creating relevant advertisement to use as breaks between stories. To get them correct, I’ve dived into one of my favourite research resources: the British Newspaper Archive. This database offers nearly 30 […]

The Follow Your Star Holiday Hop

Greetings! I wish you all the best this holiday season on behalf of the Bluestocking Belles.   Welcome to our holiday blog hop in celebration of our new collection of holiday stories, Follow Your Star Home. Be sure to check below for special sale pricing and the Blog Hop Giveaway I offer you the gift […]

Mad, Bad, and in Venice

Highlighting Historical Romance this week over Christmas in Venice. Romance stories come together in a variety of ways, an astounding alchemy of life experience, reading, fantasy, and, in my case, history and travel. I do know you can’t force it. The stories just bubble up once I drop enough elements into the caldron. A good […]