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Artifacts of a Regency Life

Artifacts of a Regency Life

  The find by Jo Beverly of the Almack’s Voucher on Flickr sent me searching out other photographic evidence of the Regency period.  There was something so visceral about the Almack’s voucher and I know having seen it, the image… more

First Reads by the Dear Author Crew

First Reads by the Dear Author Crew

I thought it would be fun if reminisced about our first romance read.  To prime the pump, so to speak, I asked the Dear Author crew to write up a small post about their first romance reads.  Share your own… more

Fan Fiction: A Personal Perspective

Fan Fiction: A Personal Perspective

Sunita talked a bit about why some people write fan fiction. I’d like to talk a bit about my perspective. A little background: I’ve been a reader in many fandoms for about ten years, but I primarily write in one…. more

Romances and Deaf Characters

Romances and Deaf Characters

I’m a volunteer for a literature project that aims to list every novel with a specific theme or trope in a reference database, and I’m involved with two databases: ‘Deaf Characters in English-Language Literature’ and ‘Non-Caucasian Characters in British Literature’…. more