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
My favorite war poem
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
Interview with Joanna Bourne – and giveaway!
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!
Ten tips on writing characters with accents, by Rose Lerner
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
Interview with Jeannie Lin – and giveaway!
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!