Midsummer…Already!

  It's the summer solstice today.  We're half-way through the solar calendar already, and nearly halfway through the Gregorian calendar, too. My, how the days whizz by when you're writing your knuckles off!  :) This morning, the pagans would have circled around Stonehenge (above) to welcome the solstice and the turning of the year.  They've

2017-06-19T14:08:14+00:00 Tags: |

Father’s Day 2017…Except for Aussie Dads.

  The third Sunday in June is Father's/Fathers'/Fathers Day for a whole swhack of countries, including the UK, USA and Canada.  Look at them: The holdout among the western nations is Australia.  Australia's Father's Day is in September and often coincides with the footie grand final.  :) There are a handful of other countries that

2017-06-15T12:32:29+00:00 Tags: |

Beer, Anyone?

If you've been reading my books for very long, you'll know I tend to geek out over historical details and love odd and quirky stories and coincidences in history.   My guest post author today, Catherine Hemmerling, also writes historicals rich with actual historical details (what a concept, huh?), and spices up her romance storylines

2017-06-09T12:37:43+00:00 Tags: , , , |

Purely By Accident

In the seventeenth century, the Dutch were among the most adventurous sea explorers in the western world.  The new worlds they discovered quickly became favoured trading destinations.  One in particular was Jakarta, on the island of Java in Indonesia. The Dutch traders were wily.  They quickly discovered that one of the fastest ways to get

2017-06-01T08:39:36+00:00 Tags: , , |

Is Your Favourite Series Coming Up?

  Since switching to 100% indie publishing, I have done two things consistently (apart from writing a lot of books!): I have planned a schedule of book releases for two years out. I haven't shared that plan with readers. There are a lot of reasons why I don't share, even though I get peppered with

I Hate Cliffhangers!

This article is over 3,000 words long.  I first considered chopping it up into a series, but given the subject matter, I reconsidered.  Instead, I am offering it as a booklet that can be downloaded and read on your ereader.  Click here to download.  (You will be asked to subscribe to my blog.) Tracy. PS: 

2017-05-06T11:52:39+00:00 Tags: , |

Happy Admin Support Day!

  Just because I was one for so many years, I'm acknowledging every "secretary", "assistant" and "dogsbody" out there (self-description or otherwise!).  I've been where you are. I hope your boss gives you flowers, or better yet, a day off. Have a great day! Cheers, . Get the news that no one else

2017-04-26T05:08:43+00:00 Tags: |