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The Romance of the Rails

March 23, 2012 | News,The stories

Hello again!

I’m blogging today at History Hoydens about how my family memories made their way into The Northern Devil.

Have books ever reminded you of a loved one? Please stop by and chat, if you get a chance!

2:38 am | 288 Comments  

Research, To Ebook or Not to Ebook, That is the Question

March 2, 2012 | News,The stories,Tuning the instrument

Hi there!

I’m blogging today at History Hoydens about whether to use print books or ebooks for research. One lets me see the illustrations but the books are so big and heavy. The other lets me carry the books everywhere – but it doesn’t let me see the illustrations very well.

Decisions, decisions, decisions…

What do you think? How do you handle your research? Please stop by and chat, if you get a chance.

2:34 am | 36 Comments  

Ethics in SF Worldbuilding

February 22, 2012 | News,The stories

Bond of Darkness

Hi there!

Linda Williams and I are chatting together about ethics in our SF/F worlds. It’s a three part interview and we’re especially focused on how morals are different for these characters, than they would be in the every day world. I’m talking about my Texas vampires. (Go, Don Rafael!)

We’re chatting today – February 22nd – and again on February 29th and March 6th.

Please stop by and join the dialogue. We already had fun, scratching our heads to answer the questions.

5:19 am | 24 Comments  

Way Back Then or Was It?

January 20, 2012 | News,Quirky notions,The stories

Hi there! I’m blogging today at History Hoydens about moments in real-life and fiction when one isn’t sure exactly what century it is.

Please stop by and share some with me!Colonial Village with Pedestrian

3:45 am | 22 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  

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  

Breaking Free

April 26, 2011 | News,Quirky notions,The stories

Hello again!

World Series BatterI’m blogging today at History Hoydens about favorite recipes for breaking free of writer’s block. Please drop by and share your suggestions!

2:09 am | 5 Comments  





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