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The Brutality of Jack the Ripper

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a BIG Matthew Macfadyen fan, and so I was very pleased with Season 3 of “Ripper Street” was picked up. The show is a gritty, in-your-face depiction of crime in the Victorian period. … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth I and the Sea Beggars, a Guest Post from Author Barbara Kyle

Today, it is with great pleasure that I welcome a colleague, who specializes in the time of Queen Elizabeth I. I know you will find Barbara Kyle’s story of deception and courage very interesting. The Elizabethan period is considered a … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice 200 Excerpt: Darcy Realizes He’s Susceptible to Elizabeth Bennet’s Charms

P&P 200 Darcy Realizes He’s Susceptible to Elizabeth Bennet’s Charms Pride and Prejudice: Scenes Jane Austen Never Wrote retells Austen’s classic from the view of the other characters in the story line (Mr. Collins, the servants, Charlotte Lucas, Bingley, Darcy, … Continue reading

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Editing 101: Homophones and Other Words Often Confused

While editing, we must take comfort in the fact none of us can know everything about language choices. I know the frustration. There is nothing worse than to reread a passage six months after its publication and to spot an … Continue reading

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My “Happy Dance,” the Musical…

P&P, the Broadway Musical??? I have been fortunate over the last couple of years to have several of my titles recognized with awards from various RWA groups.  With each  announcement, I mentioned my “Happy Dance.” To understand my “Happy Dance,” … Continue reading

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What’s “Love” Got to Do with It?

It was fun last month to take a look at our favorite romance movies and some of the greatest lines from them. After all, I breathe “romance” novels. They are my favorite escape genre. So, tell me what you think of … Continue reading

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Do You Remember: the Last Old-Fashioned Presidential Campaign

What do you know of the Presidential race between Harry S. Truman and Thomas E. Dewey, one one where Truman came from behind to beat the anointed “next President,” Dewey? Do you realize it was really a four-party race? “Dewey … Continue reading

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