About Tracy Cooper-Posey

Story writer, tale-teller, addicted to chocolate and Irish Breakfast tea. And books, of course.

Military Careers When Soldiers Wore Swords.

Military Careers When Soldiers Wore Swords. We love to adore the red-coated soldiers parading through our historical romances -- just think of Rupert Friend in Pride & Prejudice, or the dashing military friends in Four Feathers. But life in the military wasn't fun. Not even for the officers. Prepare to learn some not so romantic facts about

Equinoctial Arthurian Goodness

Equinoctial Arthurian Goodness Did that title make you blink? The root word for equinoctial is equinox...which is today.  It is the vernal equinox, and from now on, the days will have more sunlight hours than night hours in them. Which is kinda coincidental...but perhaps not. The equinox and solstices play a role in my King

Dumb Drugs

Dumb Drugs Last Monday I woke up with a pain in the side of my back, that stabbed sharply when I breathed heavily. It hurt to raise my arm. As I had woken with it, I figured I'd slept funny, stressed a muscle or tendon, and that the pain would go away after a while.

2019-03-13T11:11:11-06:00Sunday, March 17, 2019|Categories: The Romance Industry|Tags: , |

Crime And Suspense First In Series Giveaway

Crime And Suspense First In Series Giveaway It's the middle of March! How did that happen? Not the usual giveaway, today. This is a mix of thrillers, mysteries and suspense which may or may not include romance. It's worth a browse. There's some interesting covers there! Crime And Suspense First In Series Giveaway Cheers, .

2019-03-13T11:01:20-06:00Saturday, March 16, 2019|Categories: Deals and Discounts, Freebies, Romantic Suspense|Tags: |

Pi Day

International Excuse To Eat Pie Day   Actually, it really is Pi Day - a worldwide celebration of everything mathematical. As a self-confessed anal geek, I can't let the day pass without a mention.  Even if it is to urge you to grab some pie and spare a thought for how mathematics shapes the world we

2019-03-11T11:03:20-06:00Thursday, March 14, 2019|Categories: Fun Stuff, Geek Girl's Guides|Tags: , , |

A Podcast for Romance Readers

A Podcast for Romance Readers I've guested on a number of podcasts in the last few years, but they have been exclusively for writers, rather than readers. (Still, here's the full list, if you're curious). Finally, though, I was asked to guest on a podcast that was a) about romance novels and b) for *readers*, not

2019-03-11T10:19:21-06:00Tuesday, March 12, 2019|Categories: Reader Resources|

How do Authors Build Series?

How do Authors Build Series? How does an author build the story world and the series-long story arcs that make a series one you want to hang on to until the end? What are the types of series? And why is every author writing them, these days? Why do authors stop writing series? By reader request, this week we'll

2019-03-08T11:59:27-06:00Sunday, March 10, 2019|Categories: The Romance Industry|Tags: , |

Why Your Coffee Sucks (And What To Do About It)

Why Your Coffee Sucks (And What To Do About It) I have been a shift leader at a Starbucks store, and I've trained baristas.  I've learned how to "taste" coffee, and I figured I was pretty knowledgeable about coffee. We buy organic, free trade beans, grind them ourselves as we need them, and never put them

2019-03-08T10:57:43-06:00Saturday, March 9, 2019|Categories: Fun Stuff|Tags: , , |