The Most Well-Known Muslim Leader in Western History?

Igor Ovsyannykov   KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, Ghassan Massoud, 2005, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. On this day in 1169, Salah ad-Din or Saladin became the emir of Egypt.  He was a Kurdish Fatimid and highly educated.  He preferred studying and religion to military affairs, but he would go on to

Really Cool Historical Vacation Spots: Constantinople — Redux

I first published this post on March 19, 2011.  It was a little post about some of the cool historical research I was doing at the time, for a book I was planning to write that would later become Kiss Across Chains.   This little nugget post ended up being one of the most popular posts on

…and Science Fiction Romance is Back On the Table (Among Other Genres).

In the last few weeks I have been holding a discussion with my readers via the newsletter, about what they want to read. The discussion was sparked by Street Team members telling me I was wrong to stop writing Science Fiction Romance. That gave me pause, because my Street Team are a microcosm of my

I Got This Email About The Kiss Across Time Series

Actually, it wasn't just one email.  I've been getting a lot. They go, more or less: I love, love, love the Kiss Across Time series.  I just got to the end of Kiss Across Worlds, and read about there being no more for the foreseeable future.  Say it isn't so! I want more.  Pleeeeeeeeaaaaase...? I know how

Pulse Pause Moments – Outlander Redux

I think everyone considers, at least once in their life, and usually when they're young, the idea of pursuing fame and fortune as a movie star.  I know I did. Lately, though, I have begun to think screen actors have the worst job in the world.  Just to begin, most of them have to shuck

The Bastard Language

A few days ago in the newsletter, I gave readers a quick breakdown, a 101 (actually, more like a 0.0001) lesson on how to pronounce Welsh words and names. Then I found out that I have some readers actually living in Wales!  So cool!  All of them were very kind and didn’t point out any

All Of Time And The Whole World, Too

When you're writing time travel novels, deciding where and when in history your main characters are going to travel back to can be an overwhelming decision.    After all, the author can pick any time in history -- that's about twelve thousands years of human history, right there.  And I'm not even considering jumping forward into

Kiss Across Time Book 5 – KISS ACROSS KINGDOMS – Cover!!!

If you've been following the series to date, you'll be pleased to know that Alexander, Sydney and Rafael are back...and now time is screwing up their lives, as well as Veris', Brody's and Taylor's.  Oh yes, and Marit is back, too. What do you think of the cover? Kiss Across Kingdoms will be released on

On the blog…Two Years Ago

I've been running this blog for a long time.  If you include the occasional break from blogging, and the times when my site host shut me down for too much traffic (yes, they can do that), then I've been blogging since 2005.  Most of the older posts are now articles on the Articles pages. Out

TIME KISSED MOMENTS I – Out now!

I had so much fun putting this book together. One of my favourite stories in the book is Andy's...and I wrote that because I had a few readers ask "whatever happened to Andy????".  So I sat down and wrote out the story of Andy's life after Kiss Across Time, and it literally fell out of