Monthly Archives: July 2015

I’m back, chickens!

I’m back in the US and finally recovered from jet lag. (They say it takes about a day for each hour off you are, and that’s roughly true. It took four days for me to stop falling into bed at … Continue reading

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Lots o’links!

Round-up of links today–saddle up! *Interesting article on “The Lying Art of Historical Fiction.” It was published QUITE a while back, but well worth reading. *Social Customs from the Regency Era via Jane Austen’s World. This one is a superb … Continue reading

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I am depending upon the kindness of strangers…

Today’s blog topic is loving, and there is nothing I’m loving harder right now than the advance praise for A CURIOUS BEGINNING! It’s a bizarre thing to work so hard on a book allllll alllllone and then send it out … Continue reading

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I could be watching the Tour

Today’s theme is watching. Oh, chickens. It’s July, and if you’ve spent any time here in the summer, you know this is TOUR DE FRANCE MONTH. Due to circumstances beyond my control, this was the time we had to be … Continue reading

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Digging in the archives for rules for Southern ladies

This post from the archives was originally published in 2007. I started thinking the other day about the rules I was raised with. Not the little stuff like, “Don’t lie” and “Don’t steal”, but the BIG rules, the ones that … Continue reading

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Sometimes the best thing you can do is not write

Sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? As a writer, you’re supposed to write. ALL THE TIME, EVERY DAY, NO EXCEPTIONS. That’s what we hear over and over, and after much consideration, my response to this is: PFFFFFFTTTTT. No, really. I don’t write … Continue reading

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It must be hot

I’m not at home right now–YAY for European travel!–but I’m quite certain it’s hot at home. And July in Virginia is not the good kind of hot. It’s not a dry heat, particularly where I live. It’s muggy and soupy, … Continue reading

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Today’s ancestor is “holy” royal

Titling this entry with a bad pun doesn’t seem very nice, does it? But today’s ancestor was a most interesting fellow. As I mentioned in a previous entry, my gateway ancestor to all of this historical goodness is Edward I. … Continue reading

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An excerpt is coming, an excerpt is coming!

If you don’t already subscribe to the monthly newsletter, NOW IS THE TIME! This month’s issue, going out July 5, will feature a two-chapter excerpt from A CURIOUS BEGINNING! Huge thanks to my publisher for making that available–can’t wait for … Continue reading

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So much to read…so little time

Isn’t that always the way? But what a lovely problem to have. I did a hard purge of my TBR pile a few months ago, but I still have an unconscionable number of books there. I could solve this if … Continue reading

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