Author Interview: Marlow Kelly and a Giveaway!

I am very pleased to welcome author Marlow Kelly, whose most recent historical romance, A Woman of Love, was released by The Wild Rose Press on March 4.  Thanks for visiting today, Marlow! Tell us a bit about you. Where do you live, and how long have you been writing? Hi, my name’s Marlow. I […]

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Winter Escapes

Here in Northeast Ohio (and most of the rest of the northern half of the US), March is roaring in like a lion. We’re expecting another ten inches of snow today to add to the foot or two already on the ground. The piles of snow on the sides of the streets now exceed the […]

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Author Interview – Marilyn Baron

Today I welcome Marilyn Baron, whose latest book, The Widows’ Gallery, was released by The Wild Rose Press on February 11. Tell us a bit about you. Where do you live, and how long have you been writing? A native of Miami, Florida, I’m a corporate public relations consultant in Roswell, Georgia, in north Atlanta. […]

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On Valentine’s Day

It is February, that shortest of months which, at least here in NE Ohio, seems the longest. Winter is in full swing, with nary an end in sight. The snow is piled high and the skies are gray with more to come. It is perhaps lucky, then, that we have an opportunity to break up […]

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My Book Birthday, and a Giveaway!

Today’s the day! My debut novel, Stirring Up the Viscount, officially releases today from The Wild Rose Press. I am alternately excited and terrified. It’s a funny thing, a book birthday. Not unlike sending your kid to school for the first time. Is she wearing the right clothes? Will the other kids like him? Will […]

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Because You Can Never Have Too Much Hockey

This post is late because of hockey. This weekend my son was in a youth hockey tournament at our home rink, so not only did he play in three games, I scored two other games, and then we watched the championship game, which sadly, he wasn’t in. Six hockey games in three days. It is […]

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Author Interview: Alicia Dean and Giveaway!

Today marks a foray into new territory: author interviews! My first guinea pig guest is Alicia Dean, a fellow author at The Wild Rose Press. Alicia’s latest book, End of Lonely Street, was published on January 8. Thanks for joining me today, Alicia! Thank you for having me! Tell us a bit about you. Where do you live, […]

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The Rusticators

My next book takes place in a fictional town in Maine, near Bar Harbor. Set in 1871, it precedes the “gilded age” experienced in many American cities–my hometown among them–but by then the wanderings of America’s wealthy elite were already being felt in Maine.  As I was doing research for the book, I made some discoveries. In the […]

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Christmas, Victorian Style

Christmas rapidly approaches, and I suspect no one who reads this blog will be surprised to see a post about Christmas in the Victorian era. Predictability is good, right? Although Christmas as we know it today does celebrate the birth of Jesus (even though there is evidence to suggest he was not born in December), […]

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Drinking, Victorian Style

Everyone who’s ever read historical romance knows that there is very often alcohol featured somewhere. It’s typically consumed by the men in the story, although on occasion the heroine gets tipsy and does something stupid. Generally speaking, though, I prefer my heroines to be able to handle their liquor. Since my current heroine owns a pub in […]

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