Today is Anzac Day

North Beach, Gallipoli Peninsular; Turkey. The point at which Australian Troops first landed at Gallipoli and traditionally the focus for Australian Dawn services. It must be because I grew up hearing the stories about what Australian and New Zealand troops achieved (and died achieving) during the First and Second World Wars, that Anzac

2019-04-19T07:52:06-06:00Thursday, April 25, 2019|Categories: Historical Stuff|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Admins Unite!

  Throughout the years I was working a day job while writing on the side, I was always an admin assistant.  When I first started working, straight out of high school, I was a "female clerk".  (Oh, how times have changed!) So, as I do every couple of years or so, I'm pausing to acknowledge

2019-04-19T07:35:25-06:00Wednesday, April 24, 2019|Categories: Historical Stuff|Tags: |

Change In Facebook Live session times and Ask Me Anything (Really!)

Change In Facebook Live session times and Ask Me Anything (Really!) Tomorrow, I'm switching things up for a bit. I often get emails expressing regret because the Facebook Live sessions are scheduled at a time when readers can't tune in live. As 2pm MDT on a weekday suits the majority of readers, in all time

2019-04-12T13:26:47-06:00Sunday, April 14, 2019|Categories: Historical Romance, Historical Stuff, Housekeeping Note, Upcoming Events|Tags: , |

The Heroine Who Wouldn’t Behave Herself

The Heroine Who Wouldn't Behave Herself If you watched last Monday's Facebook Live, you'll know that this week's discussion is one I've put off for a couple of weeks: 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 &

2019-04-05T10:27:33-06:00Sunday, April 7, 2019|Categories: Historical Stuff, Upcoming Events|Tags: , |

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

Wash Your Hands, Dammit!

Wash Your Hands, Dammit! It's pretty common and far easier to think of the "Victorian Era" as one unchanging snapshot in time, where the women wore pretty things and the men were all gentlemen and lords. The Victorian era, though, lasted 64 years, from 20 June, 1837 until Queen Victoria's death on 22 January, 1901​.  In

Kings, Over Kings and High Kings…Huh?

Kings, Over Kings and High Kings...Huh? If you've read even a little King Arthur fiction, then you've probably noticed that every second companion and lord in King Arthur's court is a king. Yet they're all bending the knee for Arthur...who is also a king. So how does that work? Is it just more of the

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Reading More Books, Keeping Your FitBit Happy, and more.

Monday's Facebook live session was a doozy. 1) Comments worked!  I cannot tell you how awkward it felt, the week before, when I couldn't see everyone's comments. I had not realized how much the FB live sessions were a two-way street until then. So I was very relieved when the first comment showed up. (I think that

2018-12-11T08:09:32-06:00Wednesday, December 12, 2018|Categories: Fun Stuff, Historical Stuff, Reading, Videos|Tags: , , , , |

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women If you live in a western, democratic nation, you likely think that violence against women is comparatively low in your country. You are almost certainly underestimating how much violence women face, even in your country. A 2013 study on violence against women in Australia

2018-11-09T11:00:40-06:00Sunday, November 25, 2018|Categories: Historical Stuff, Watch Out - I'm Ranting|Tags: |