Historical and Contemporary Romance Author

Monthly Archives : February 2009

Fun, Fun, Fun

Tomorrow morning, I’ll be getting up early and driving up to Orange County. Normally, I wouldn’t be thrilled to be getting up before eight a.m. on a Saturday morning, but in this case, I’m making an exception. You see, I’m going to attend the Orange County Chapter’s meeting, where I’ll be sitting on a panel to talk about the epublishing…

Read More »

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Literally. And Southern California is supposedly in the midst of a terrible drought. Go figure! A rainy day should, of course, be the perfect sort of day to cuddle up in front of the fire with the laptop and write stories set in merry old England. Except…the firewood’s all wet, the fireplace wants cleaning, and the kids are all home…

Read More »

Lyric Thursday: The Pretender

I’m probably showing my age by posting these lyrics, but I have to say that this is one of my favorite songs ever, and a large part of the reason I love it so much is because words literally send a shiver down my spine. To me, it’s a classic example of a song with lyrics so profound and beautifully…

Read More »

Choosing Names

As I’ve gotten into the nitty-gritty of writing my new novel, it struck me that one of the most important things we writers do when constructing a story is to choose the names of our characters. A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but a heroine named Rose is likelier to catch our readers’ fancy than one…

Read More »

Is Erotica Irreligious?

Sometimes, events conspire to occur in such a way that it’s nearly impossible to believe life is in any way random. So it was at church this Sunday when the sermon title was “Sex and the Bible.” Given that there’s been a bit of dust-up between the erotic and inspirational factions of RWA over the RITAs (again) this past week…

Read More »

Why RWA Needs to Revisit PAN Eligibility Rules

Last week, Emily Veinglory reprinted a fantastically perceptive Absolute Write forum post by Xandra Gregory, a Liquid Silver Books author, on the EREC blog about RWA’s current rules for Published Author Network (PAN) eligibility. I hope Xandra (whom I’ve never met) won’t mind my reproducing here what I think is the most interesting and salient point of her post: RWA’s…

Read More »