Category Archives: On Writing Historical Romance

My Writing Process ~ Round Two

I’m helping out a friend, Lola Karns (who can be found here), by writing about my writing process today.  I’ve done this before, but I’m working on different books and the process does evolve. 1)  What am I working on? At … Continue reading

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H is For Historical Heroines

Heroines are the life’s blood of the romance novel.  Even though I hear time and time again “I read romances only for the heroes,” the heroines of romances are just as, if not more critical to drawing the reader into … Continue reading

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A New House in Town: Welcome Rising Phoenix Publications

Yes, there is a new publishing house in town–sort of.  Rising Phoenix Publications is my personal publishing company, launched on April 19, 2013 to provide my self-published works with a named company and logo that would be distinctive.  The logo, created … Continue reading

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Interview with Debut Author Ella Quinn

I’m so excited to have my good friend, author Ella Quinn here today, answering questions about her life as a writer and her debut Regency novel, The Seduction of Lady Phoebe. Welcome, Ella.  What can you tell us about your … Continue reading

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E is for Earl Ferrers

I’ve kind of been waiting for this one. 🙂 Laurence Shirley, the fourth Earl Ferrers, came to my attention as I was looking for information on something else.  I can’t remember what I was researching, but I stumbled upon a … Continue reading

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D is For Duel

  Today I’m talking about one of my favorite subjects:  dueling.  I managed to put a duel into my Georgian romance novel, Only Scandal Will Do, and I so enjoyed that research that I’m happy to share it with you. … Continue reading

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C is for Courtesan

Welcome to my latest “Alphabet Post.”  Today I’m talking about a certain kind of woman who lived in earlier centuries.  A woman of ill-repute–The Courtesan. First, the definition of courtesan from the OED, is “a prostitute, especially one with wealthy … Continue reading

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B is for Bubonic Plague

Probably not what you were thinking for the letter B.  What the heck does the plague have to do with romance novels? Well, the Bubonic Plague or Black Death was a very important part of the medieval period and helped … Continue reading

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A is for Angelo’s

I’ve decided to start a new regular feature on Jenna’s Journal. I got the idea from an author on one of my loops who spoke of an alphabet challenge in April where you post something daily going alphabetically throughout the … Continue reading

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A Blade in Her Hand–Lady Katarina’s Unusual “Hobby”

Many historical romance novels of the Georgian period (and before) make use of swordplay, one of several reasons I am drawn to the earlier periods.  In Only Scandal Will Do, I set up my heroine, Lady Katarina Fitzwilliam, to be … Continue reading

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