I've been a reader of romance--specifically, historical romance--since I was a teenager. And though I know that romance is a big category and it sells really well, I hadn't really ever looked into the numbers.And since what I'm writing might be a historical romance (or is it a historical with romantic elements?), I thought I'd … Continue reading Market Research: Romance
Today, I have a guest--brand spankin' new author Krystal Jane Ruin, whose debut novel No Rest For the Wicked was released on May 10th! Krystal and I have been blogging and writing friends for a few years now, so naturally, I wanted to interview Krystal a little bit about her book!No Rest For The Wicked … Continue reading An Interview with Author Krystal Jane Ruin!
During NaNoWriMo 2010, I attempted to write a serious work of historical adventure set in Tudor England, just as the Dissolution of the Monasteries was taking place. I gave my lead character a pretty outlandish first name--but it was a very Catholic first name, so I figured I could get away with it, since the … Continue reading Naming Your Historical Characters
It's May 10th, which means....my friend Krystal Jane Ruin's book is out today!!GoodreadsAmazonNookApple iBooksIndieBoundKoboAmended to add:She's doing a giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway
We had Chinese food--well, the Japanese version of it--twice: once in Hakone and once in Tokyo. Both times, we ate family style and both times, it was flavorful but not the greasy and overly sauced foods that we in New York get from our Chinese take-out restaurants, which usually find some way to upset my … Continue reading Japan Trip: Food Part 2