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 Continue Reading2016 Peterloo remembrance an act of creation

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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 Continue ReadingBattle of Bladensburg, 2014

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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 Continue ReadingJoin me Saturday at Lady Jane’s Salon

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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 Continue ReadingReady for a Love Fest?

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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, Continue ReadingCostume Symposium at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

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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.” Continue ReadingPhotos: Battle of Bladensburg 2013

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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 Continue ReadingRomCon 2013

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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 Continue ReadingMeet me in … Colorado Springs

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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 Continue ReadingOne last look at RT2013

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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 Continue ReadingCelebrating books in Frederick

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