May Announcements

Wow. May. Where in the world did May come from? Like seriously? I knew I was coming. I mean, I just sent you a Happy April newsletter. But still May? Already? At least one happy note about it being May is that my birthday is in a few short days. I will be 41, and [...]

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April Announcements

April is finally here and with this month comes a lot of announcements! First, I would like to say I hope that all of you had a lovely March and a safe and fun St. Patrick's Day. I can't believe we are already into the fourth month of 2019, but with winter now behind us, [...]

Writing Historical Novels, Part Eight: Rules – Personal Beliefs and Authenticity #historicalromance #romance

When I first became obsessed with Outlander, I went online to read some of the reviews on the books. Why, I don't know, but curiosity always drives me. Perhaps, it's because I like to see that no matter how much of a blockbuster a book is, it will still have a broad range of reviews [...]

Writing Historical Novels, Part Seven: Rules – Fact vs Fiction #historicalromance #historical #writing #amwriting

Ask any reader the question: "How important is historical accuracy in a novel?" And, for the most part, you will get the answer of "very". Of course, that's the answer you should receive. Why even write historical novels if you aren't going to stick to historical facts? While there are some who believe that authors [...]