The Seacoast is Flooded

I travel. Sometimes I travel by boat, plane, or automobile. Sometimes I travel by book. I spent this week exploring England’s east coast by ship through crashing waves and powerful winds, and attempting to reach Great Yarmouth by carriage over flooded roads. I was finally forced to put in at the Queen’s Barque in Fenwick […]

Claims to Peerage

…that titles were rarely rescinded, historically, even if the Crown made a mistake, because, well, the Crown didn’t make mistakes. According to Debrett’s, “When a hereditary peer dies, and his heir wishes to prove his claim to the title, he or she must provide suitable documentary evidence to the Crown Office of the House of […]

A Fortune in Pearls

When Kate escapes from her brother, she takes with her a pearl necklace, her inheritance from her mother. With this, she hopes to be able to establish herself in some sort of business. Now, this may sound unrealistic in this day and age. After all, you can buy a pearl necklace for less than a […]

The Valentine Hop

  Thanks for participating in the Valentine Hop! The Grand Prize winner is Traci Bell ♥¸.•*´💖 *•.¸♥¸.•*´*❣️**•.¸♥¸.•*´💖 *•.¸♥ The  winner of the prize for this stop on the HOP is Diana Aden. She elected to receive Fire& Frost ♥¸.•*´💖 *•.¸♥¸.•*´*❣️**•.¸♥¸.•*´💖 *•.¸♥   My story will remain here.   ♥¸.•*´💖 *•.¸♥¸.•*´*❣️**•.¸♥¸.•*´💖 *•.¸♥ Patience Abney and The […]

Inspiration in Long Eddy

Highlighting Historical Romance with Jean Joachim on traveling and writing in colonial New York I spend my summers in Sullivan County, New York – in the Catskill Mountains. One summer, I read a newspaper article about the old boarding houses that sprang up in Long Eddy during the logging heydays of the county – back […]

Work is Good! (and an opportunity)

Notes from my Price of Glory  beta readers are coming in. The story is terrific, but  I have a bit of work to do. The  book is good but in two weeks it will be much better polished. I sent in the cover art form with some nervous fidgeting. Those things are always dicey. I’ll […]

Traveling Actors during the Regency

  Highlighting the facts behind Historical Romance with Sofi Laporte on Traveling Theaters in the Regency era, and her book, Lucy and the Duke of Secrets. While the great theater houses in Drury Lane, Covent Garden, and Haymarket entertained the people of London, a network of travelling actors or strolling players took care of the […]

Broken Bones in the 18th Century

Highlighting facts behind Historical Romance with Hallie Alexander and her Widow’s Guide to Scandal. A broken ankle in the 18th Century requiring the patient to stay abed for 6-8 weeks was inconvenient at best, unless the accident causing the fracture occurred at the home of your love interest. That’s what happened to the hero in […]

Mother’s Day Joy

“It wasn’t a typical Mother’s Day, but I’ll take it.” I heard that more than once yesterday, and I felt the same. Our phone began ringing early Sunday morning, and the electronic cards came quickly as well. Joy on all sides! Friends reported the same. Most of us would have preferred hugs and family around […]

Kidnapped by a Love Story

Highlighting Historical Romance with Clare Rhoden and some lovely stories from The Great War Hi, I’m Clare Rhoden and I live in Melbourne Australia. I’m thrilled to be here today to tell you a bit about my First World War novel, The Stars in the Night. I was kidnapped into the era by a love […]