Valerie Bowman Says “Yes” to the … Rogue!

Today on BookSmart, I’m interviewing historical romance author, Valerie Bowman. Her novels are smart and fun and I’m a big fan.   Valerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the … Continue reading Valerie Bowman Says “Yes” to the … Rogue!

Historical Novels and Proper Forms of Address

Whether you are a fan of Historical Novels or Regency Romances, the forms of British address for the aristocracy can confuse even the most seasoned anglomaniac. Author K.J. Charles has given us the ultimate guide and cheat sheet below, and her fans have added even more information in the comment section.  So if you are interested in understanding how Charles, William, and George get their … Continue reading Historical Novels and Proper Forms of Address

Happy Valentine's with Mary Hart Perry

First of all, Happy Valentines Day to all my lovely readers.  I cannot say how much you all mean to me.  Each view is like a pearl and every subscription like a diamond tiara.  All of you make dieting and doing without chocolate on Valentine’s Day (yes, sacrilege!)bearable. To celebrate today, I want to introduce you to one of my favorite authors — Mary Hart … Continue reading Happy Valentine's with Mary Hart Perry

Sally MacKenzie: No Longer Naked!

Sally MacKenzie has a warm, generous spirit and a smile that makes you instantly feel as if you are her friend.  In real life, she’s sort of mild-mannered — not the kind of woman you’d think would write a bestselling romance series where all her heroes start off naked. In this video interview, she shares with me the trials and tribulations of being a romance … Continue reading Sally MacKenzie: No Longer Naked!

What is Under that Kilt?

Today, we’re pondering an age-old question:  What is under that kilt?  <G>  And who better to answer it than my guest, Willa Blair, best-selling and award-winning author of Highland Healer.  Her novel is the first in a series set in the 16th century Highlands, when the old ways and old talents still shaped events. 

Even Victorian women were curious about Kilts

Have you ever wondered:

– why you never see a Scotsman shining his boots? 

– or wearing patent leather shoes?

– why there’s no men’s Scottish gymnastic team?

–   Just what does a Scotsman wear under his kilt?     Continue reading “What is Under that Kilt?”

Eloisa James Explains it All

NY Times best selling author, Eloisa James sat down with me at a conference at McDaniel College.  She gave advice for new writers, told me about her family, her career, and discussed genre fiction versus literature.  What a treat!  I couldn’t wait to share this.  The interview is divided into four parts.  Make sure to click on the link “continue reading” to see the entire set of interviews.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Interview #1:  Eloisa gives some sage advice to want to be and young writers:

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