by Deanna Raybourn One of the joys of writing historical fiction is the chance to read as much as you like on a pet subject—so much that you could easily bore your friends senseless on the topic. (Inviting writers to dinner parties is a risky proposition.) Over the years, I have acquired a set of… Read More
A sixth-generation native Texan, New York
Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn graduated
from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a double
major in English and history and an emphasis on
Shakespearean studies. She taught high school English for
three years in San Antonio before leaving education to
pursue a career as a novelist. Deanna makes her home in
Virginia, where she lives with her husband and daughter and
is hard at work on her next novel.
As you pack for the Labor Day holiday weekend, be sure to drop by your local bookstore for the perfect beach read: Robyn Carr’s newest Thunder Point Novel, Wildest Dreams. Professional triathlete Blake Smiley has traveled the world but now he needs a quiet place where he can focus and train without distraction—Thunder Point seems… Read More
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Remember When Opium Was Legal?
by Bronwen Evans Okay, I’ll prefix that title by explaining that I write early 1800’s historical romance. Believe it or not, opium could be bought over the counter like a tonic until 1864, and was not restricted as a medicine until 1901. In the early 1800’s opium, available in many forms, became the recreation past… Read More