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
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
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
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?
I first heard of Lisa Dale when two of my romance writer friends lost a beloved literary agent — said agent having the chutzpah to go become a published writer of women’s fiction herself, while also somehow finding time and energy to complete an MFA writers’ program and to start up a lively writer’s and … Continue reading Book Anatomy
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
…reviewers and bloggers, for some recent notice to warm my heart. First to Marilyn Rondeau at CK2S Kwips and Kritiques, who said many lovely things about The Edge of Impropriety, but who especially warmed my heart by saying “I really liked that about this heroine — she actually has to diet! Bless you Ms. Rosenthal … Continue reading Thanks So Much…
Yes of course she made me smile and cry along with everybody else… …but I wonder if you were as offended as I was by the judges’ facial acrobatics about three minutes and a few seconds into the YouTube video, as they realize that this is An Event and that they’re gonna have to weigh … Continue reading The Other Susan Boyle Video
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
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?