Impetuous and Scandalous

Highlighting Historical Romance presents Kelly McClymer Hi, I’m Kelly McClymer and I want to thank Caroline for giving me a chance to talk about my favorite intersection of topics — history and women. You may have heard that women in the past couldn’t do many things that men could do. While that is true, it […]

3 Goals and Some Looming Objectives

2017 is upon us. I’ve read much angst about 2016 being an annus horribilis and many hopes that the new one will be better. What experience teaches me is that every day is a new start, every year an opportunity to do better, write better, be better. We can never control the external variables, we […]

7 Things I Learned During My Work In Progress

My current work in progress begins in India. The hero, alas, is court martial-ed unfairly and forced to resign his commission. He has no choice but to take his half-caste children to England before he… Never mind, that’s a story for another time. He returns to England. My challenge became how to get him there, […]

Love, Marriage, and Texas

Highlighting Historical Romance: Caroline Clemmons Caroline brings us the aftermath of the American Civil War and its impact on love and marriage: Readers of historical romance are familiar with the devastation caused by the American Civil War, especially in several eastern states. In fact, more men died in this war than in World War II. […]

The Most Important Thing

The most important thing a writer can do is write the next book. No amount of social media activity, advertising, or shameless self promotion will draw readers to your work as effectively as The Next Book. I am happy to report that my pipeline has come back to life. After Dangerous Weakness, I suffered from […]

Betwixt and Between

I find myself torn in at least three directions these days. Having sent final copy of The Renegade Wife off to my editor at Soul Mate, I have been staring at blank Word pages and editing task lists trying to formulate a marketing plan. Since the book has an expected release date of October, I […]

Highlighting Historical Romance: Christy Carlyle

This week an interview with historical romance author Christy Carlyle, author of CW:  Why do you write historical romance? I’ve always loved history. My grandpa was a big history buff, and he’d let me take home his books whenever I found one I liked. When I went to college, it was really hard to decide […]

What is Regency?

I recently saw the question “What is Regency?” My reaction was, “Do you mean people don’t know?” Since Dangerous Works and its soon to follow sequels are set in the era this is a question of some interest to me. Writers chat easily among themselves about what is Regency and what is Georgian and what is Victorian. […]