historical romance

I (heart) bookstores

“Bookshops are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn’t find anyone to talk to.” –Alain de Botton The Firebrand

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things i wish i'd known

So over on Red Room, they’re discussing mistakes writers made early in their careers. Here’s a copy of my post (below). Lots of others make for interesting reading. There are

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branch water

Just a bit of trivia today, inspired by an letter from a reader. She wanted to know what the heck “branch water” is. She came across the term in The

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cheap shot

She had to ask! From Deborah Bouziden: In one of your books, you killed a dog. You’ve said you would never do it again. Why not? SW: Yeah, I still

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Thar she blows!

“…with a hump like a snowhill! ‘Tis Moby Dick! No wait, ’tis…could it be? Isadora!” Sorry, couldn’t resist. I’m as excited as Captain Ahab to report that The Charm School,

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