Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 26

The Coming of the Castle Builders

Before the Normans came to England, there were few castles to be found in that country, and those that existed had been mainly constructed by Norman advisors of Edward the Confessor. The invaders brought the idea of their fortress style buildings with them and a grand example of the Norman castle can be seen today …

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Mar 19


Though St. Patrick’s Day has passed, I’d like to share this information with you because fostering was a very common practice¬†¬†in medieval Ireland. In Ireland today, as elsewhere, fostering finds its place in society as a much altered carry-over from the past. Nowadays, it arises for a negative reason: the inability of biological parents to …

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Mar 16

Canada’s Titanic – The Empress of Ireland

On its 100th anniversary, the sinking of the Titanic continues to fascinate people around the world. But another shipwreck, almost equal in human tragedy, has slipped from popular memory, even though the vessel helped build modern Canada. The Empress of Ireland sank in 1914 in the St. Lawrence River after colliding with the Storstad, a …

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Mar 12

I’ll Need the Luck of the Irish This Week

I am looking forward this week to participating in a special FREE promotion of one of my stories. From March 14th to 18th, Passion in the Blood will be available FREE from Amazon. I’ve been very pleased with readers’ response to my latest release. It has already earned five excellent reviews on Amazon. Here’s the …

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Mar 09

Featured on Kindle Romance Novels

I’m thrilled to announce my medieval romance, Conquering Passion is scheduled to be featured on the Kindle Romance Novels blog on Friday, March 9th.Here’s the link their Facebook page:

Mar 05

New Blog featuring Authors of Historical Romance

I am very excited and pleased to be part of a new collaborative blog, History Ink.13 authors of historical fiction, mostly romance, have banded together to share thoughts about writing historical stories.Today, March 5th, Eliza Knight, author of many great medieval romances, and famous for her blog, History Undressed, kicks off our venture with a …

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