…and you DID Ask!

...and you DID Ask! The new time slot for Monday's Facebook Live seems to work quite well. There were some great questions! A new time slot and a grab bag of odd questions from readers, lately, plus any questions asked live. How weird will this get? Let's see! Index of Contents 1:12 News 7:47 Mailbag

2019-04-19T07:12:03-06:00Sunday, April 21, 2019|Categories: My Life|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: , |

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: , , , , |