Rocky Mountain highs amidst the Historical Novel Society Conference
What a way to begin my first HNS conference – a 3 hour broadsword workshop with writer/actor/swordsman David Blixt and his associate Brandon St. Clair Saunders. These two gentlemen were superb swordsmen and were incredibly patient with some of us who were a bit uncoordinated, i.e., me! Sparks flew. (Yeah, right.) We had a blast. […]
Colorado, here we come
In a few days, hundreds of historical novelists and readers of historical fiction will descend on Denver. I’ll be there learning the art of combat with a broadsword – a morning workshop with David Blixt, best-selling novelist, weapons expert, and finalist for the M.M. Bennett Historical Fiction Award. What a great opportunity to feel that […]
Most of us are still struggling to get through cold, snow, and flooding rains washing away roads (a nod to my friend Jaime in Kentucky – stay safe). So let’s walk through the flowers in this garden near Palm Springs, California, and dream of spring and warmer weather. BLOG HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK This will […]
Published a novel. Now what?
I’m going to Disney World! (No, not really. I lived in Orlando 13 years – you’d think I’d at least post an image of the Disney castle.) Fellow author Colin F. Barnes posted his thoughts in late November about the aftermath of publishing his first novel. Time to compare our experiences. Colin (in italics) wrote: […]