Up until a couple of years ago, I worked for the British Red Cross as a writer and editor. One of my favorite activities was talking to our archivist and finding interesting items that had been collected throughout the organization’s 145+ year history. I thought you might like these letters, which our archivist pointed out… Continue reading Friday favorites: Letters from a British nurse in World War One
When I was in college, I took an absolutely brilliant class on 20th century American war literature. Although my beliefs have always tended strongly toward pacifism, I grew up in a city with large military bases and a strong military history. My grandfather told me stories of his experiences in the Philippines and Japan. Grandma… Continue reading My favorite war poem
After I graduated from college I stopped reading romance for seven years. Those first three years, I lived in Prague, where English books were extortionate and none of the handful of bookstores sold romance. Then I moved to London and did an MA, which required hours and hours of reading legal and academic articles. I… Continue reading Interview with Joanna Bourne – and giveaway!
Anyone who’s read one of Rose Lerner’s novels (In for a Penny and A Lily Among Thorns) will know that her characters come from a wide range of backgrounds. Rose is a master at writing accents so a reader can hear her characters’ distinctive voices. She’s very generously written this post on how she writes… Continue reading Ten tips on writing characters with accents, by Rose Lerner
A couple of years ago, Jeannie Lin burst onto the romance scene with her Golden Heart contest entry, set in China during the Tang dynasty. Romance readers had to wait over a year to be able to read Butterfly Swords, but everyone agreed it was well worth the wait—and it certainly revitalized my interest in… Continue reading Interview with Jeannie Lin – and giveaway!