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George Washington’s Riotous Spirits

October 28, 2011 | News,Quirky notions

Hi there! I’m blogging today at History Hoydens aRye Whiskeybout how George Washington used alcoholic beverages to his advantage.

Please stop by and chat, especially if you’d like to share some thoughts about historical drinks or the scenes they’ve appeared in.

2:46 am | 7,701 Comments  

Maps, Glorious Maps

September 16, 2011 | News,Serendipity,The stories

Hi there!

I’m blogging today at History Hoydens about maps, glorious maps. Yes, they can help authors in more ways than driving down the road or finding a new place to eat dinner. For historical authors, the right map can be a godsend and new maps are becoming available all the time.



They can help find a hometown for a hero, a bolthole for a villain, or a dangerous setting for a book’s climax.

Please stop by if you’d like to chat about any maps or settings that have helped you enjoy – or write! – a book.

2:54 am | 23 Comments  

Celebrate the Civil War Historians

August 26, 2011 | News,Serendipity

Hi there!

Recruiting Poster

Recruiting poster for New York Mounted Rifles

I’m blogging today at History Hoydens about all the fabulous blogs and websites popping up for the American Civil War’s sesquicentennial.

Would you believe you can find “What happened today” for stuff that happened 150 years ago? Amazing – and frequently far more fun than today’s news.

Please stop by and chat about historical books and sites that draw you into an enchanted world.

2:51 am | 9 Comments  

Going Back in Time with A Pen

August 5, 2011 | News,Tuning the instrument

Hi there!


I’m blogging today at History Hoydens about time travel in a book. How do authors wrap words around readers and sweep them into another place and time? What tricks do readers enjoy? How do authors pull off the research?

Please stop by and share your favorite escapes with words painted by a brilliant writer!

3:40 am | 1 Comment  

Shakespeare and Saloons

July 25, 2011 | Better than chocolate,News,Quirky notions,The stories

Hi there!

I’m blogging today at HISTORY HOYDENS about how daydreaming about going back in time to see Shakespeare and saloons helped lead to “Talbot’s Ace,” in IMPROPER GENTLEMEN.

Please drop by if you get a chance and chat about if you’ve ever wanted to see an opening night of a great play or piece of music. Or if you’ve ever used such a day dream in your story.

Small bit of shameless self-promotion: IMPROPER GENTLEMEN will be released tomorrow, July 26th. Wheeee!

2:45 am | Comments are off  

A Foggy Day in High Summer

June 7, 2011 | Me, myself,News,Quirky notions,Serendipity

Hi there!

Richmond BridgeI’m blogging today at History Hoydens about Pirates of the Caribbean, playing hooky, and surprises on seventeenth century streets and skies in the movies.

Please stop by and chat about movies bringing historical insights.

2:23 am | 9 Comments  

What Do You Think of Reviews

May 4, 2011 | News,Quirky notions

BBPR Take on ReviewsEver wondered what authors truly think about reviews?

This week, Bitten by Books has invited some of your favorite paranormal authors to come clean and tell the truth. Today’s my day to “take on” reviews.

Please drop by if you’d like to find out how this former reviewer feels about being on the receiving end of reviews. Or if you’d like to shoot her some questions of your own!

2:28 am | Comments are off  





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