Posts tagged with: Retro Romance

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…

Keeper of the Light

By On Apr 24 2013, 9:00 am

Some women live full and happy lives within a large home filled with family and friends. Some women live virtually alone for all of their days, finding life’s satisfaction in their work. And other women find themselves caught between those two worlds, never truly having one or the other but wishing for the best of [...]

Every Decade Brings Changes

By On Mar 29 2013, 11:48 am

I started reading romances in 6th or 7th grade. In those days, as our grandmothers would say, there were actually romances for teens and only six paperback romances a month. Women’s Lib got into the picture and were a little judgmental with romance; I think one of their silliest commentaries was on Witch of Blackbird [...]

Day After Valentine’s Day

By On Feb 15 2013, 9:00 am

Hmmmm, the day after Valentine’s Day.   What are women thinking about?  Possibly that a lot of real guys could use some help with gift giving?   Or that too many wait until the last minute?  (Thank heaven for grocery store flowers?)  Let’s see after the big three – flowers, candy and jewelry – what is there [...]

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 [...]

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