Category Archives: What I’m Writing

More on Why I Love Romance (when I do)

Over at Twitter, I’ve added my 2 cents to a discussion of a recent Salon.com piece on romance and erotica. And of course, I’ve also been writing my heart out about Regency romance at Goodreads. Here’s another sidelong contribution, a poem by a recent Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, who’d probably be surprised that I’m putting … Continue reading More on Why I Love Romance (when I do)

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More on Other People’s Books

Adding a link to a book review I published last summer in the online Journal of Popular Romance Studies. The book’s called A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century. The author’s Cristina Nehring. Needless to say, Nehring never once mentions the popular romance genre or its not-too-shabbily sized readership. But there are … Continue reading More on Other People’s Books

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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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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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You may ask yourself how do I work this

I admire authors who turn from one project to the next with ease and grace, but sad experience has taught me that I’m not one of them. In fact, the best evocation of how I feel when I finish a book might be found here, on YouTube. Jangly, neurotic, utterly confused about how I got … Continue reading You may ask yourself how do I work this

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