I've done a little more genealogical digging. Ireland had a census in 1901 and 1911--so I put in information for my great-grandmother, Annie Talbot McManus, since I knew she didn't arrive in New York until 1912 (she of the famous almost-got-on-the-Titanic story). I found her, living in County Mayo with her aunt and uncle, at … Continue reading "You mean, he’s not a Michael?"
By special request (you know who you are), I have enlisted the help of my resident adolescent girl cousin to put together this post. Remember the days of fanfiction? I still read it, from time to time, when I just want more from a particular book or TV show or movie. What happens to the … Continue reading The Fanfic Post
Yup, it's a double post day. Just bringing this over from an author interview (Zoe Archer) up on Word Wenches:"While I love all my heroes, the hero of Stranger is one of my all-time favorites. Catullus Graves and generations of his family have been making sophisticated and brilliant inventions for the Blades to use out … Continue reading "It always seemed odd to me that romance protagonists, especially in historical romance, are so ethnically limited."
I have a thing about names. It comes, perhaps, from having a strange name and reading and hearing new names, turning the sounds of it in my head, wondering if that name would fit me better than the one I have. Plus, names do tell a story--as was illustrated by an 11th-grade paper an English … Continue reading What’s Your Name?