Category Archives: Historical Romance

The Real Work

Writing is easy. Well, maybe not always. I currently have two books in the editorial process at two different publishers and sequels to each of them in process. If I hit a snag in one, I can switch to the … Continue reading

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Life is Worth the Risk

Life is a fragile thing. We’ve had more than ample reason to see that this year. As I write this, I’ve had my first COVID vaccination, and I’m waiting for the next. It gives me pause to ask myself, “Am … Continue reading

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PLOTTR: Is It Right for You? by CiCi Cordelia

As Cheryl and I have been upping our CiCi Cordelia game, we find ourselves on the lookout for new tools and ways to improve our creativity. Especially since we have decided to continue writing in the nineteenth-century Western Historical world … Continue reading

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Retirement, a Mixed Blessing

As I review this post, I think a warning is in order: This situation is almost, though perhaps not entirely, a woman’s issue. A writer friend of mine recently retired from her day job, thrilled to have so much more … Continue reading

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News From CiCi Cordelia: THE RUNAWAY WIFE IS DONE!

Okay, so not final-editing done-done, but the epilogue is complete and that means it’s done-enough to announce that it’s DONE! (CiCi kinda likes the word “done”) Book 4, The Runaway Wife, takes us back to Little Creede, Colorado and pairs … Continue reading

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All The Fun Things! by CiCi Cordelia

Happy March and the Beginning of Spring! 2020 has already seemed to fly by for CiCi and her puppeteers (namely, Char and Cheryl). With the holidays a blip in the rear-view mirror, it’s shaping up to be a busy year … Continue reading

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By Rote with Ryan: Criticism

Criticism : How to give it as a reader and take it as a writer. Raise your hand. Who here likes criticism? Be honest now. Some might enjoy giving it, but almost no one likes receiving it. Am I right? … Continue reading

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Holding the Fort at HRR

This week I’ve been hobnobbing with readers and writers at the Historical Romance Retreat at the historic (what else would it be) Mission Inn in Riverside California. This year I dragged Beloved along if only so he could see this … Continue reading

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An Upcoming Release from CiCi Cordelia!

Five more days until THE DAY! CiCi is very excited to announce her upcoming release! Book Three of Brides of Little Creede, THE INNOCENT WIFE, currently in pre-order status on Amazon, goes live on Wednesday, April 10. This series was a labor … Continue reading

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Hunkering Down

Hello, Friends! This will be my last blog post for a while here at SMP. I’ve enjoyed sharing my thoughts with you over the past year, and hope to do so again in the future, but it’s time for me … Continue reading

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