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Ma’am, Step Away from that Romance Novel!

 Last week I attended the second annual Romcon.com in Denver, a happy mingling of writers and readers of popular women’s fiction—aka romances of every stripe, with tales from the Regency to vampires, erotica, and Hunky Highlanders (aka HH). Like last … Continue reading

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“Droit de Seigneur:” Thoughts on the Outer Limits of History and Historical Novels.

 A true story:  A female student in my Western Civ. asked me rather excitedly if I had heard about ‘droit de seigneur,’ and if it was “true.”  Wearing my historian hat, I said, yes, and no. She started to walk … Continue reading

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This Little Manuscript went to the Marketplace

The 4th Annual Historical Novel Society conference in San Diego, June l7-19, 2011, is approaching, and I am looking forward to meeting everyone, in particular the others on our ‘Debut Authors’ panel. Check out  http://hns-conference.org/. In re-reading recently the program, … Continue reading

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April – bad month for the Angevins/Plantagenets?

 April (?) 1153, William, count of Poitiers, first child of Eleanor and soon-to-be Henry II dies at the age of three years April 1, 1204, Eleanor of Aquitaine dies April 6, 1199. Richard the Lionheart dies of infected wound suffered … Continue reading

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