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For the first time since I entered the world of publishing some four years ago, I am sitting down to pen a romance novel.Through my previous works in the exciting realms of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and young adult, I have lived many lives with many different characters.

Being a mystery author and playing cop behind my computer is certainly a safer take on the job, but I wanted firsthand experience of being out in the field. That desire had me signing up for a ride-along with a local police sergeant, and today was the day.

What’s the longest time you’ve ever spent on Pinterest in one sitting? One hour? Two hours? Maybe even five hours? Mine is three. Pinterest is addicting. If you’re spending as much time as I am on Pinterest, are you doing it wisely? Are you pinning with a purpose?

There is much to be gained from reading romance novels—more than just a good story to curl up with on a rainy night. For those of us who love the sweeping historical sagas, there can be lessons in history, as well as love. I thought I’d set down some of what I’ve learned about love from reading romance novels. See if you don’t agree.

Romanctic Ideals - For Real?
Barbara Gaskell
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As an author of historical fiction, I am fascinated at how much our ideas of romance and heroic ideals have changed over the years. In books, we are often presented with genuine characters from the past, shown to us as we might like them to be. But this is often more wishful thinking than fact. Yes indeed, a great deal has changed.

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