Posts tagged with: Historical

How do you write about a place you’ve never been?

By On Oct 20 2013, 9:00 am

All nine of my Retro Romance titles from Samhain Press are set in Ireland — ancient Ireland, to be exact — and so I am often asked how many times I’ve been to
Ireland to do research.

And the answer is that I’ve never been to Ireland at all.

Folks are sometimes surprised at this. “Don’t you have to go to the place you’re writing about? How else will you know how to describe it?”

They’re right, of course, in the sense that it’s certainly far better to go to the place that you want to write about and immerse yourself in it — the sights, the sounds, the smell, the feel — but sometimes it’s just not possible for you to go. Read more…

Inspiration and Temptation

By On Jun 18 2013, 7:00 am

My writing is usually inspired by my dreams. I’ll wake up with an idea for a character or plot twist, and frantically write it down before it vanishes. But in the case of my new release, Poison in the Blood, I was inspired by a poem. “Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti is a cautionary tale [...]

You Could Be the Love of Someone’s Life – and Never Even Know

By On May 30 2013, 11:22 am

It’s an old cliche that truth is stranger than fiction, but I am here to tell you that truth is often far more wonderful. Suppose I wrote you a story where a teen-age heroine meets a wonderful young man -the kind of prince that every girl dreams of – right after her high school graduation. [...]

Daughter of Gold

By On Jan 29 2013, 9:35 pm

Daughter of Gold is an historical/fantasy romance set in ancient Ireland, and is perhaps my favorite of all nine of my Irish historical romances. Why? Because it features one of my favorite characters – not just the handsome and protective Bryan, and the brave and lovely Niamh (pronounced NEE-ahv), but the fierce, dangerous and very [...]

The Scarred Heir *PRINT*

By On Dec 31 2012, 8:35 am

Out this month – Double trouble – with a twist Sarah Standish is waiting (im)patiently for her 21st birthday. Then she’ll be able to come out of hiding and go looking for her father. Plans, of course, have a way of not working out the way you want. When Max is brought to the inn [...]

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