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

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: , |

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: , |

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

Don’t do Facebook? How not to miss out!

On Facebook, on Monday, we had a rolling, roiling discussion about print versus ebooks, and how to maximize your book collection. Lots of differing opinions...including mine! I had an eye opener regarding print and ebooks recently, which I shared in the discussion. One of the viewers/commentors was US Today Best Selling romance author Laurann Dohner, a complete

2019-01-22T12:27:58-06:00Wednesday, January 23, 2019|Categories: Fun Stuff, Reader Resources, Reading|Tags: , , |

Christmas Cookie and Recipe Swap

Monday's Facebook Live included a recipe swap of international holiday-time traditional and favourite recipes. I've included several of them below -- they were donated by the readers who attended the session, and they're from all over the world. Before we got to the recipes, though, we covered a few other aspects, including drooling over Audrey's

2018-12-18T10:40:15-06:00Wednesday, December 19, 2018|Categories: Fun Stuff|Tags: , |
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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: , , , , |

What I Bought Lately.

I don't usually go on spending sprees but lately, I have been dropping a few dollars (which is quite a few dollars in Canadian currency) on some stuff you might find interesting. Come and check out my stash at 2pm MST this Monday, on Facebook Live -- I'll host the video on my author page. I'll

2018-10-19T15:23:26-06:00Saturday, October 20, 2018|Categories: Fun Stuff, My Life|Tags: |

I Survived!

  I didn't melt, either. It took me 24 hours to recover--huge munchies and biiiiig sleep, afterwards! Yes, I survived my first Facebook Live session!  Click here to see the replay. I will be running the sessions every Monday from now on.  If you'd like to download and save an appointment for them to your

2018-10-16T13:37:38-06:00Wednesday, October 17, 2018|Categories: Fun Stuff|Tags: |