Want to help me craft the back cover copy of my new novel Marc Antony’s Best Wife coming out this fall? I’ve tested it on my writers’ group and a marketing expert. Can you make it even better? Here it is: Fulvia, the wife of pleasure-loving Marc Antony, knows that whoever controls Rome controls the […]
Queen Elizabeth II is a strong woman. At 91 years old, she’s kept the same job she’s had for 65 years. Her son, Prince Charles, is 68 years old. He has long given up the idea that he’ll get the throne. Her husband, Prince Philip, is 96 years old, and he announced this year that […]
Words like “kiddo” and “nag” sneak into our language, but if we take a step back, we realize we would never call a man those words. Queen Hatshepsut was in a traditionally male role in Ancient Egypt, and they had to develop a new word for being a woman in charge. […]
I’m off to San Francisco to work with a blogging client. I’ll also do some vacationing and check out bookstores. See you in about two weeks!
Singer Sophie Tucker, known as “The Last of the Red-Hot Mamas,” perseverance because she had to. In the beginning, she had little else. […]
Should women swear like men do? Or should we be held to a different standard? […]
As a writer of historical fiction, I often find research tidbits that make me laugh. Here’s one of them. […]
No blog this week, as I get ready for the Willamette Writers’ Conference that starts tonight and runs through Sunday! It’s the largest writers’ conference west of the Mississippi River, with over 750 participants. I’m looking forward to spending time with my fellow writers!
When reading scholarly articles, it’s important to step back and think about the writer’s bias. Sometimes, as with this article about Cleopatra, it just doesn’t make sense. […]
Jane Austen wrote that she was “the most unlearned and uninformed woman who ever dared to be an authoress.” The message is bad. We tell ourselves crap. […]