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, [...]

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March Announcements

Happy March everyone! Wow. Where did March come from? Seriously? Where? I hope everyone has had a great 2019 so far! Mine has been full of work, work, work. Just like February, I have lots of updates for you. Through the Eyes of a Captive is off to the editor! She begins working on it [...]

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 or Google the question: "How important is historical accuracy in a novel?" and for the most part you will get the answer of "very". It's true that there are some who believe that authors aren't teachers. That it's not our job to educate readers on events or time periods. However, you have [...]

Writing Historical Novels, Part Six: Rules – Research, Research, Research #writing #amwriting #historicalromance

Aside from finding your perfect time period and creating your perfect plot and characters, research is perhaps the most important rule to writing historical novels. Why? Because you will never be able to draw your readers into a different time period if you don't know what you're talking about! So how do you know what [...]