Category Archives: Blogging

Be My Baby Now, Part II

I had to leave off this argument to go post at the Hoydens about Sex and the Historical Sensibility. But I promised to come back and finish it off with “subtleties, shades, differences.” To ask — of a genre that guarantees its readers a happy-ever-after ending every time — whether it’s possible to mix things … Continue reading Be My Baby Now, Part II

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Sex and (the historical) Sensibility

That’s what my latest post at History Hoydens is about. The whole title being Sex and (the historical) Sensibility: Sickness, Seaside, Seduction. Plus a lot of interesting comments… Do you think Jane Austen wrote romances, novels or both? Let me know. A very Pam-ish post, I think, replete with fact, fetishism, and all the other … Continue reading Sex and (the historical) Sensibility

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Innocence and Experience: Be My Baby Now, Part I

Beneath my writers’ uniform of flannel pajamas, I harbor two raging alter-egos in spandex, the dynamic duo of TheoryGirl and SuperEgoGirl. The first thinks the big fancy thoughts, the second (and more beleaguered) gets it onto paper (or into the ether), but only after I’ve promised to do so. Which is why, in my last … Continue reading Innocence and Experience: Be My Baby Now, Part I

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Am I Having Fun Yet?

Actually, I am today — blogging away at History Hoydens about the research I’m doing, about the clothing Regency fashion prescribed for sailing and what people most likely actually wore. And (most important for a writer) how to describe all that. With nods (of course) to Jane Austen, Shelley and his circle, and fashionistas everywhere. … Continue reading Am I Having Fun Yet?

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Big Days Coming Up in Cyberspace and in Washington DC

Tomorrow, Friday the 10th, I’ll have a post at History Hoydens that I particularly enjoyed writing. It’s called “Umberto Eco, Barbara Cartland, and Me: Saying I Love You in Historical Romance.” And it’s about how, as a romance reader, it’s exclusively historicals for me (well, almost exclusively — sometime I’ll write about the exception cases). … Continue reading Big Days Coming Up in Cyberspace and in Washington DC

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Pam at Lake Chacahua and other items briefly noted

Yes that’s me, in shades and a distressingly unflattering hat (not mine), in a boat (not the leaky one I still have to tell you about) on Lake Chacahua in Mexico. But the pic of the hotel we stayed at on the shore is accurate and worth your attention. It’s called La Almendra — you … Continue reading Pam at Lake Chacahua and other items briefly noted

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My Bad — can I apologize with some lovely pictures?

Bad for not posting for so long, that is. We were traveling in Mexico and LA — you can find out a little about our trip from my last post at the History Hoydens Blog. And before that, packing up everything in our house so just about every room except my already-repainted study could be … Continue reading My Bad — can I apologize with some lovely pictures?

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