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2016 Peterloo remembrance an act of creation

Each year, people gather in Manchester to remember the massive gathering there on 16 August 1819, when a meeting to demand political change turned into a bloodbath when local militia and military cavalry attacked the unarmed crowd. Speakers read speeches of the day and the listing of those killed at the meeting, now called Peterloo, […]

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Battle of Bladensburg, 2014

This weekend was the bicentennial of the Battle of Bladensburg, also known as the Bladensburg races by the British, whose soldiers watched the US militias turn and run. After the skirmish here, the British headed down to Washington for its famous burning. Unlike last year, it was on and off rain the day, so I didn’t […]

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Join me Saturday at Lady Jane’s Salon

Will you be near Bethesda, Md., on May 10? Join us for the next Lady Jane’s Salon Silver Spring. I love to listen to the readings, but this month, I’m delighted to be a participant! I’ll read from An Untitled Lady, plus you can hear tantalizing bits of stories by Catherine Asaro, Mindy Klasky, and […]

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Ready for a Love Fest?

Can you get to Charlottesville, VA, on Saturday? If yes, please join me and a passel of fabulous romance authors for LoveFest, 10 am to 6 pm during Virginia Festival of the Book. My publisher has put An Untitled Lady on sale just for this weekend, too, so even if you can’t make it you can […]

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Costume Symposium at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

I know many Regency readers love to read about the dresses and gowns and ribbons and all the details. So when I heard that Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, in Alexandria, Virginia, would be playing host to a score of experts in the fabrics and fashion of the period, I made time to go–and had a blast! […]

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Photos: Battle of Bladensburg 2013

On this date 199 years ago, the British overran the Americans at the Battle of Bladensburg. The 1814 skirmish has been called “the greatest disgrace ever dealt to American arms.” The British continued to pursue the fleeing Americans (including President James Madison and militia man Frances Scott Key, who later wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner”) into […]

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RomCon 2013

Had a lot of fun and met a lot of great people at RomCon, the readers’ convention held in Colorado Springs last weekend. Even the shuttle rides to and from the hotel were fun: talking books and writing with serious readers is a blast. My first event was “First Kisses After Breakfast,” where 10 authors […]

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Meet me in … Colorado Springs

RomCon 2013 starts this Friday in Colorado Springs, CO. It’s a reader-focused conference—no writing or marketing workshops—we just spend the whole time talking about our favorite books. I’m scheduled for a few events, as well as the booksigning, but will be around at most everything. Friday, 9:45 am: First Kisses after Breakfast, where we read another […]

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One last look at RT2013

The folks at RT Book Reviews have posted loads of photos from their recent RT Convention on Flickr–pages and pages of them. Including one of me, leading the fan game during “Lady Lavinia’s Regency Bridal Shower.” I had a great time, as you can see, and am already penciling in RT’s 2014 convention. See you […]

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Celebrating books in Frederick

Had a great time this past Saturday at Frederick Book Festival. It was the first year of the festival, and we saw a solid turnout and great interest in local authors–especially romance authors! Many authors from Washington Romance Writers and Maryland Romance Writers were featured authors, and WRW even had its own tent, which I […]

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