Authors’ ideas come from the strangest places. Here, I’ll share one rhetorical question and one brief bit of poetry, both published in USA Victorian-era newspapers (within 6 years of my title’s setting), that contributed to the writing of Isabella’s Calico Groom.
On International Kissing Day (today! July 6, 2018), what better subject than KISSING, and why kissing belongs in romances–both on the silver screen and in books.
I’m pleased to share a scene from the middle of The Drifter’s Proposal in its entirety. I refer to this as the “cherry pie” scene.
The ritual of courtship in the days of the American Old West is very different from today’s dating. Courtship used to always mean an intention to marry–if the couple found they were indeed as compatible as they believed. Courtship followed specific rules and standards, even in the less-than-stuffy western territories and states. I provide a list of courtship rituals that are an intrinsic part of the fabric of the American West history.
Opening Scene: Maybe This Christmas from USA Today Bestselling Author Kristin Holt. Book 2 of Holidays in Mountain Home Series.