Category Archives: Industry News/Publishing

Guest Post: Even Royalty Loves Good Literature by Laura Purcell

Today I am happy to bring you a guest post from the fabulous Laura Purcell, who is in the midst of a blog tour for the release of The Queen of Bedlam, a book about Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom. … Continue reading

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Meet and Greet: Tudor-Based Author Judith Arnopp + an Excerpt from “Intractable Heart”

Today, I welcome the fabulous Judith Arnopp, a Tudor-based historical author, and her latest release, Intractable Heart: The Story of Katheryn Parr In 2007 Judith Arnopp graduated from the University of Wales, Lampeter with a BA in English Literature and … Continue reading

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Pride 47 – Prejudice 5

Pride and Prejudice was originally entitled First Impressions, which is a much better title when one considers how Jane Austen bombards her readers with the theme of “impressions”: first, flawed, and founded. However, that is material for a future post. … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from “Captain Wentworth’s Persuasion”

Exquisite Excerpt – Captain Wentworth’s Persuasion: Austen’s Classic Retold Through His Eyes This excerpt comes from one of my earliest titles: Captain Wentworth’s Persuasion. It is told from the Wentworth’s point of view and uses flashbacks to set the story. In … Continue reading

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My Writing Space

My Writing Space – My World Others have shared spacious areas in which they choose to work. I, on the other hand, prefer to have everything within my reach. Purposely, I separate where I write my novels from where I … Continue reading

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Mars vs. Venus – Which Point of View is Best?

When I write a Pride and Prejudice sequel/adaptation, I do so from Darcy’s point of view, rather than from Elizabeth’s. When I speak of Austen’s Persuasion, I speak of Wentworth’s thoughts. When I am writing of the Realm, I do … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from “The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy”

THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF MR. DARCY My last release from Ulysses Press is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-a-Million, as well as eBook formats. THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF MR. DARCY is a cozy mystery set in Dorset, and … Continue reading

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Editing 101

EDITING 101 Early on in my career, I learned a painfully difficult lesson: an editor will NOT catch all my errors. Having been trained in journalism, I was accustomed to the concept of editors cutting out the “deadwood” in a … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from “His: Two Regency Novellas”

Celebrating Re-Release of “His: Two Regency Novellas” with an Excerpt    My Regency romance, His: Two Regency Novellas is available on Amazon, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. The book contains two novellas (each between 60,000 – 65,000 words). The first is “His … Continue reading

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Book Buying Stats and Building an Author Following

This article comes from The Globe and Mail. As a mid-list author with a niche following, this struck home. To read the complete article, go to http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/why-book-buying-stats-might-stifle-the-next-great-author/article6755208/ This article is part of Next, The Globe’s five-day series examining the people, places, … Continue reading

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