Historical fiction writer’s lament

It would be interesting to know how officers’ wives intellectualised their experiences in Spain and Portugal. However, setting aside a collection of epic lays of little relevance to our topic–viz., Continue ReadingHistorical fiction writer’s lament

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The birth of an island

  First-hand account from 1831 of an island being made between Tunisia and Italy, from Recollections of a Rifleman’s Wife, at Home and Abroad, by F. M. Fitzmaurice (1851) (PDF at Google Continue ReadingThe birth of an island

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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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How true do you expect historical fiction to be?

I’m over at RomCon’s blog today, with how I solved two puzzlers during the writing of A Note of Scandal. If most people think they “know” a historical fact, but your Continue ReadingHow true do you expect historical fiction to be?

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Book-club chat for Note of Scandal starts April 15

In a fortnight my book A Note of Scandal will be the topic of discussion among all the members of the Washington Loves Romance book club. And you can join Continue ReadingBook-club chat for Note of Scandal starts April 15

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Does rich = romantic?

I’m asking over at Evernight’s Romance on the Go blog. Join us, and say what you really think–your comment might show up (masked) in a story someday soon!

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The Next Big Thing 2

A big THANK YOU to writer Shannan Albright for inviting me to participate in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. Please click on over to Shannons’s blog where she answers Continue ReadingThe Next Big Thing 2

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Welcome to the Evernight Publishing birthday blog hop!

Happy news from my publisher: Evernight Publishing opened its doors two years ago. In those two years we’ve signed over one hundred and sixty authors and published over three hundred Continue ReadingWelcome to the Evernight Publishing birthday blog hop!

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You’re invited! Washington Loves Romance online book club

Great news from my local writers’ chapter: WASHINGTON, D.C. – There are those who would argue that Washington D.C. isn’t a city of romance. They would be wrong. Readers spent Continue ReadingYou’re invited! Washington Loves Romance online book club

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Goodreads review: Children of God

Children of God by Mary Doria Russell My rating: 4 of 5 stars A solid sequel to a phenomenal first book. I waited 8 years to read this one because Continue ReadingGoodreads review: Children of God

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