Finishing up today. Come catch up with us, and meet some fantastic writers along the way. SOME RECENT STOPS (still available for visits) are: March 24 – Shanna Germain — an excerpt and a few lovely words (thanks!) March 26 – Alison Tyler — a different excerpt, a lovely reminiscence… and (check out this illustration!) … Continue reading Official Molly Weatherfield Blog Tour Guide
And also of some of the origins of my own fiction. Because my relatively recent fascination with the ancient world (indulged to the fullest in my just-posted History Hoyden’s discussion of Stacy Schiff’s magnificent Cleopatra biography) is the product of the loving research I did in order to understand the Regency classical scholar Jasper Hedges, … Continue reading In Search of Cleopatra
My old friend Jeff Weinstein’s wonderful blog post about the hundredth anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire last week moved me to write about it, too, perhaps more from the p.o.v. of a historical romance writer. And about a lot of other stuff that’s important to me at http://historyhoydens.blogspot.com/2011/04/give-us-bread-but-give-us-roses.html Hope you’ll come check it out. … Continue reading For a Sharing of Life’s Glories
And a very happy 4th of July, everyone. Which is an anniversary for me — of the long-ago day when Michael and I first became a couple. And which, last week, was close to another anniversary — the hundredth of the birth of the great American pop composer Frank Loesser, who wrote GUYS AND DOLLS, … Continue reading Of Music, Metaphor, and Romance
When old friends ask about the shape of my life since early retirement from my longtime, demanding day job as a computer programmer, I sometimes startle them by telling the truth — or one of the big truths — about what makes things rich and fun. Which is the smart, wonderful women (and a few … Continue reading A Little Squeeing (giggle and snark)
I’ve got a lot to do these next weeks, so I’m extending my current contest to the end of the month. It’s in honor of the mass-paperback reissue of The Slightest Provocation. And do check out the amazing prize — a full complement of books from a bevy of brilliant, beautiful history hoydens. And also … Continue reading Contest and Auction News…
Blogging today on a subject most dear to me, over at History Hoydens. Do come by and tell me what you think.
No, not mine. Well, read mine too, but if you like historical fiction at all, do yourself a favor and get hold of a copy of Hilary Mantel’s spectacular, prize-winning Wolf Hall. I’m posting today at the History Hoydens blog about my experience of reading it: one of the pure deep pleasures to match my … Continue reading Read this Book!
Have I got a prize for you! Well, one lucky one of you anyway, who by entering my new contest, will be eligible to win a veritable treasure trove of lovely historical romances and choice historical gossip, written by me and by a beautiful, brilliant bevy of bloggers (try saying that fast) from the History … Continue reading Such a Deal — New Cover, New Contest
Just a quick reminder that it ends tomorrow. So do celebrate by contemplating all the treasures someone, somewhere, sometime wanted to keep you from reading. I’m having my say about it today over at History Hoydens — do come by or comment here. And a quick question: do you know of any romance novel that … Continue reading Banned Books Week