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Get Ready for Christmas! #PreOrder a Brand New Christmas Anthology

I know it’s only August, but I’m already thinking about Christmas. (And maybe also the end…

MY HEART WEEPS, #NewRelease and #Giveaway

I’m thrilled to welcome Author Pamela Thibodeaux with her new release, My Heart Weeps! Thank you…

Now Available in a Boxed Set!

Books 1-3 of the Sons of the Spy Lord Series are now available in a boxed…

Fall into Summer Romance! New Boxed Set of Regency Romances

I’m thrilled to feature a boxed set of brand new releases today from several of my…

Men in Kilts: From the #HistoricalResearch Files

In the course of researching clothing for the hero in my work in progress, I’ve been…

Words that Sell: Copywriting

Writing a whole novel can be very challenging, but for my money there’s nothing harder than…

The Other July Revolution: Bastille Day

July 14th is Bastille Day My last post was about the Declaration of Independence of Great…

A Declaration of Independence!

Happy Fourth of July! I’m posting early this week in celebration of America’s Independence Day! On…

Midsummer Magic

Belated Happy Midsummer’s Day! We’re only a few days past the celebration of Midsummer–the summer solstice.…

WELCOME HOME, #NewRelease and #Giveaway!

Today’s post features author Kara O’Neal’s new release, Welcome Home, Book one in her Texas Prides…

5 Facts about the Peninsular War

Last week I talked about Anne Cleeland’s new book, set in Spain in the aftermath of…

#NewRelease from Anne Cleeland, THE SPANISH MASK

My author friend, Anne Cleeland, has a new historical adventure out called The Spanish Mask. You…

A New Time Travel Romance, LOVE WILL FIND YOU

Author Sherry Ewing joins the blog today for a spotlight on her new time travel romance,…

Guest post: Teaching Writing [Relatively] Painlessly by Denise Boiko

With most of us under some sort of stay-at-home order, I know many parents who are…

Spotlight: MUSIC ON THE WATERS, #NewRelease from Caroline Warfield

I’m excited to share a new release from my author friend, Caroline Warfield! Music on the…

A Mother’s Day Sale and a Sweepstakes

Happy Mother’s Day! Even if your mother is as far away as heaven, it’s still wonderful…

THE DUKE SHE DESPISED is available for Pre-order!

Now a stand-alone romance that you don’t want to miss! Previously part of the USA Today…

Spring 2020 in ten pictures

Umpteen weeks of sheltering in place later, I’m unsure what day it is. All things seem…

The Pandemic Proves Marie Kondo is Wrong; Plus a Book Recommendation

Marie Kondo is (partially) wrong. You know who Marie Kondo is: the queen of minimalism and…

#HistoricalResearch: Flintlock Pistols

First, a trigger warning (no pun intended) for anyone who is phobic about the subject of…

Cover Reveal and #99cent Sale

Cover Reveal The Duke She Despised, my 2019 novella in The Winter Wishes Anthology has a beautiful…

An Isolated Holy Week

A Holy Week of Holidays Holy Week was not meant to be celebrated with social distancing!…

Historical Research: 5 Tidbits about Educating Physicians

Diving into historical research about educating physicians in 1820… I’ve just sent a manuscript off for…

Reading Resources Roundup

Here in California, we’re now starting our third week of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order. It’s rough,…

Spotlight on PRECARIOUS, 1940s #RomanticSuspense

Author and editor Alicia Dean joins the blog today to share an excerpt from her new…