Monthly Archives: March 2011

Sporty Women in Romance

Tweet Where are all the sporty women in romance? The female professional athletes, or the ones who played basketball in college? Is there no Title IX for romance heroines? For a romance with male athletes, I know to look up … Continue reading

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7 Pleasures of Writing

Tweet1. Games of Free Cell are much more satisfying when you’re only allowed one game, and then you have to start writing. 2. When you’re feeling the urge to be a hermit, writing is the perfect excuse. 3. When writing … Continue reading

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IASPR Workshops Announced

Tweet Workshop Summaries for this summer’s International Association for the Study of Popular Romance conference are now available. I’m attending, as an audience member–let me know if you’ll be there, and we can say hi! I’m particularly interested in these … Continue reading

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Centenary of International Women’s Day

TweetToday you can check out my post on “a romance for the ages, Kermit and Miss Piggy” over at Heroes and Heartbreakers. 2011 is the centenary of International Women’s Day! Joyce Stevens’ history of IWD in words and images. A … Continue reading

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New to my TBR

TweetAlert! I should have a new post at Heroes and Heartbreakers about one of my all-time favorite romantic couples. # I’ve been more careful about buying fiction lately. My To Be Read piles are so frightening that I probably couldn’t … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Dearmer, “She To Him”

TweetShe To Him The day you died, my Share of All My soul was tossed Hither and thither, like a leaf, And lost, lost, lost, From sounds and sight, Beneath the night Of gloom and grief. But – (Hush, for … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Dearmer, “From ‘W’ Beach”

TweetFrom ‘W’ Beach The Isle of Imbros, set in turquoise blue, Lies to the westward; on the eastern side The purple hills of Asia fade from view, And rolling battleships at anchor ride. White flocks of cloud float by, the … Continue reading

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Top 3 Reasons I Love Historical Romance

Tweet1. The outfits. Dukes have bigger…coronets of rank. Also, the hats. Men in hats. Women in hats. People these days…not enough hats. Or gloves. There’s something about concealment beneath all those almost fetishistic garments…it makes you wonder what else they’re … Continue reading

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Various reviews, 2008- 2010

TweetIt’s been a while since I’ve compiled reviews, if I ever did, so here are links to some of the longer, more detailed reviews of my novels: Read, React, Review reviewed The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover … Continue reading

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A Moment of Geek

TweetWe interrupt this blog for an important moment of Geek. ‘We Brought Succour to Belgium’, novelist May Sinclair’s brief memoir of 23 September – 25 October 13, 1914, when she was a nurse at Ostend and Antwerp. The coolest part? … Continue reading

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