Every author has to do research in order to write a book. The amount of research depends on the type of story. For the Rose series I had to research the history of the Idaho Territory as well as the current workings of the legislature. Idaho has a very colorful history and several historical figures… Read More
Augustina Van Hoven was born in The Netherlands and currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two dogs and three cats. She is an avid reader of romance, science fiction and fantasy. When she's not writing she likes to work in her garden or in the winter months crochet and knit on her knitting machines.
by Augustina Van Hoven Do you believe in the supernatural? Have you ever thought you were by yourself only to catch a movement in the corner of your eye? Belief in these things is a personal matter, but there is a lot of evidence that suggest they really do exist. The common belief is that… Read More
One of the things I really love about being a writer is doing research for a new book series. Writing always starts with a basic idea and the constant question of “what if?” After a short time I generally have a pretty good idea of who my main characters are, a little bit of their… Read More
by Augustina Van Hoven – The concept of time travel absolutely fascinates me. To be able to go to other points in time and witness historic events or to travel to the future to see what is coming, have always been fantasies of mine. In my new upcoming series, I will be exploring the different… 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