I've been very busy this past weeks. I've been working on two books that are still in process, I created two Unexpected Danger ads through Amazon, and finally have professional business cards and other promotional material on the way. I also have an advertisement published in this month's The Romance Review E-zine. https://www.theromancereviews.com/ezines/042018.pdf If you … Continue reading Busy time in Pugh-ville
The Ides of March by Lisa E. Pugh with apologies to Dr. Seuss The citizens of Rome liked Julius a lot. But the Senators at the Capitol did not. Those men loathed Julius, right down to his sandals: His power, his ego, his ambitions and scandals. His tongue was too clever, his manner too slick. … Continue reading In honor of the day….
The Hearts Through History writers group is having their 16th Annual Romance Through the Ages Contest. Awesome opportunity for feedback on your writing from peers. CASH prizes and finalists will have manuscripts read by industry professionals! #amwritingromance #amediting Entries Feb 1st – March 31st https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/rtta-contest/
This contest is open to unpublished as well as published authors. Submit the first 7500 words (max) of your unpublished manuscript in one of nine categories. (The published author category is open for any genre and for any manuscript not contracted as of April 1, 2018.) You don't have to be in or from VA … Continue reading Virginia Romance Writers are Having their Fool for Love Contest!
The sequel to "Unexpected Danger" is underway. Doesn't have a title yet, but I'd say 2/3rds at least is written. I'm adding a bit more emotional depth here and there, and it's going to be interesting to see the evolution. A lot of my posts here are the result of research I'm doing for this … Continue reading Working Hard
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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
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.