Category Archives: Conferences

The Bronx is Up and So Am I, pt II

I’m from New York, have I ever mentioned that? Yeah, I thought so — after more than 40 years in the SF Bay Area, part of me has never stopped being a New Yorker, which means part of me has never stopped talking about how much I love my first city. So I’m thrilled to … Continue reading The Bronx is Up and So Am I, pt II

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See Ya, Hon, at the Baltimore Book Festival

Hon being Baltimorese for honey, sweetie, sweetheart, whatever… said by a really sweet waitress with big hair. Think John Waters. And then think a panel discussion called Fifty Shades of Hot! Erotic Taboos in Fiction, to be held at the Baltimore Book Festival on Saturday, September 29. Where I’ll be speaking (both as Pam Rosenthal … Continue reading See Ya, Hon, at the Baltimore Book Festival

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No Buts About It — bring on the semi-colon

Honest, I wasn’t trolling for this one. I was innocently noodling around on my laptop to try to keep myself calm during last night’s theater-of-cruelty extra-innings Giants game on TV, when a wave of web-surfing picked me up and deposited me at The Daily Beast. Whereupon, well… if you were me, would you have resisted … Continue reading No Buts About It — bring on the semi-colon

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Once is Not Enough

I had a fantastic time delivering my “Imagining Sex” erotic romance writing workshop last week. Twice. First at a monthly Maryland Romance Writers meeting and then at New Jersey Romance Writers’ fantastic Put Your Heart in a Book Conference. They were great, smart audiences at both venues — if you’ve done any teaching, I’m sure … Continue reading Once is Not Enough

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Sense and Sensuality Basket Contest Update

And a sheepish apology. Because, dear bewildered contest-lovers — you are not going blind. My current contest should indeed have ended on October 3 (as you were quite quite sure my contest page said), and not November 14 (as it clearly says now). Apologies. I messed up. So intently was I preparing my erotic writing … Continue reading Sense and Sensuality Basket Contest Update

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A Little Squeeing (giggle and snark)

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)

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Bright Star, Heart in a Book

Do you not see how necessary a World of Pains and troubles is to school an Intelligence and make it a soul? That’s from somewhere in John Keats’ letters, as quoted by biographer Walter Jackson Bate. And as I copied it out from Bate this morning, it occurred to me that certainly that’s one of … Continue reading Bright Star, Heart in a Book

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Of Tough Love, Alter Egos, and New Friends: A Final RITA Post, I promise (with pix)

My favorite picture is probably this one (taken by Joanne Lockyer) of me up on the podium making my acceptance speech, seeming for all the world as though I knew what I was doing there, at least if you don’t count the effect of my searching the ceiling for inspiration — much as one of … Continue reading Of Tough Love, Alter Egos, and New Friends: A Final RITA Post, I promise (with pix)

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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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