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 […]

Monday Blues

  It’s a rainy Monday here in the urban wilds of eastern Pennsylvania, and I’m having a bit of a let down after a delightful weekend. How was it delightful? Over one hundred and sixty folks came to help the Bluestocking Belles celebrate the launch of Follow Your Star Home, our newest holiday anthology: eight […]

Spills and Fire Starters

Highlighting Historical Romance with Sherry Ewing and struggles with authentic Regency fire starters. While editing my next Regency era release, One Moment In Time, my editor caught me using the modern day word—match. Nowhere in my twenty-first century mind did it occur to me that I had written about how we may start a fire […]

In Praise of Decent Men

Over the weekend I read Calico Ball a story collection that reminded me why I write and what sort of stories I hope to create.  I bought it because I can never resist a Carla Kelly story, particularly her Westerns. Why? Aside from great storytelling—her heroes. Her regency novels are full of ordinary middle-class men going about their […]

Eight Centuries / Eight Love Stories

If you were lucky enough to attend the Bluestocking Belle’s Cover Reveal party on Saturday, you’ve had a preview of our 2017 anthology, Never Too Late.  We present eight timeless love stories across eight centuries, with eight unique takes on a single trope (a compromising situation that isn’t), an older heroine, a wise man, and […]

Marriage, Consent, and Potential Misery

Highlighting Historical Romance: Today my good friend Sherry Ewing talks with us about marriage, consent and her tale of a particularly disastrous arranged marriage.   Thank you Caroline for hosting me today on your blog. My latest release and series, Nothing But Time: A Family of Worth (Book One), had me researching an era that […]

6 Places to Find Me This Week

It’s almost here! Those of you that read my blog know I have two releases coming out soon, including The Reluctant Wife, the next installment in my Children of Empire Series.  Soon after will come Holiday in Bath, an anthology that includes my novella, “Lord Edmund’s Dilemma.” I owe it to my books to make […]

Seven Holiday Gifts: Week Two

Every week for the  seven weeks, the Bluestocking Belles bring you a bit of fiction, some holiday customs, a recipe, and a gift.  This week Sherry Ewing celebrates with her pair from A Kiss For Charity her contribution to the Belle’s anthology, Holly and Hopeful Hearts. Let’s check on how they are doing. A Christmas Craving […]

The 2016 Bluestocking Belles Holiday Anthology is Here

It is pure joy to reveal this lovely cover. I’m dancing in my blue stockings with glee. This year’s offering is packed with super stories, eight original novellas, over 500 pages of diverse characters, complex plots and plenty of happily-ever-after, all centered on the Duchess of Haverford’s charity ball. Because her favorite charity—and ours—is education […]

Fall Back in Time!

In the USA we turn our clocks back tonight. Celebrate this weekend by falling into your favorite historical romance. Better yet, post a picture of yourself reading a favorite with the hash tag #fallbackintime Here’s mine             Try one of these:                   […]