Since Christopher Tobias' last access to popular music before Unexpected Danger was 1913, I thought I'd look into the sort of thing he might have heard. These are what I came up with. The Peelenium links are original recordings from the time period chosen to represent their time-periods in a millenium celebration (1999). http://peel.wikia.com/wiki/Peelenium_1912 http://peel.wikia.com/wiki/Peelenium_1913 … Continue reading 1912-13 and 1927-28 music for Unexpected Danger and its sequel
This is the same group as before. A little more specific in geographical area, a little less on date. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeVAA05EuK4
An interesting selection of music from the time of Unexpected Danger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3S7wcwSVaw
I found this on YouTube. It's a great snapshot of a time, including the styles of vehicles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEFte5-Mbi8
I got to see the Super and Blue part of it. Blood Moon, not so much. It went like this. 12 am, moon so bright it's like a spotlight. 4am, glow from moon makes lawn look frozen. 5am (when the eclipse was due) clouds everywhere! Lol! Luckily, I get up at 5am anyway, so my … Continue reading The Super-Blood-Blue Moon
I've been trying to find information on courtroom procedure in the 1920's for a sequel to my historical romance, Unexpected Danger. I think I might have found good sources for the tendencies of English courts around that time. One is a book written in the 1960's about a court case in 1931, The Killing of … Continue reading Possible Goldmine
Spellbinder by Thea Harrison My rating: 5 of 5 stars Just finished Thea Harrison's Spellbinder. So wonderful! The conflation of Merlin and Morgana La Fey (here a male named Morgan) was brilliant! Morgan is an awesome character. You really felt his anger, frustration and loss. One more in a long line of awesome stories in … Continue reading Fantastic read!
Originally posted to the Romance Writers of America's Hearts through History forum. When you think about it, I'm a strange choice for a Historical Romance writer. I've never picked up a Harlequin in my life. I generally don't read Historical Romances (a few of my favorite paranormal romances have time-travel elements though). I live in Virginia, … Continue reading The “Accidental” Historical Romance Writer
This was inspired by a real experience this weekend and a photo prompt in my writing group. Country Winter Deep Snow, Biting cold, Cutting wind swirling ice shards into the air. Leafless trees, Like silent soldiers standing picket in a white battleground. Frozen skin, bone-marrow icicles, No weather for yoga pants.