In the great spectrum of history and the universe, my Bachelor’s degree does not hold up to the onslaught of information, facts, figures, and theories that make up all of humanity, nature, and what we do not know. And that’s awesome.
“A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence.” ― Rollo May
We have somehow squeezed an incomparable number of dukes, earls, marquesses and barons from nine short years of English history. And to that, I have to ask, what about literally all the rest of time?
I used to think I could research my books as I went. I used to delve into plot and character development and setting and think I’ll get to that later. I used to believe that research was secondary, tertiary even, to the fundamentals of writing a story. I used to be very, very wrong.
Brockmann is an expert storyteller with remarkable skill at weaving several seemingly-incongruous narratives into a single story arc, and she creates unique and deeply human characters that it is a true pleasure to read about. I have only one problem with these books and it’s not Brockmann’s fault. They’re dated.
DARK BREW A time travel romance Learn from the past or forever be doomed to repeat it. An interview with Diana about Dark Brew Where did the story come from? This story took 11 years from start to finish. I’m a longtime member of the Richard III Society, and in the spring of 2004, … Continue reading Dark Brew – Guest Post by Diana Rubino
There are a great many forgivable elements that show themselves time and again in the romance novel genre. For instance, based on our knowledge of history’s healthcare and abundant inbreeding, we know for certain that every duke, earl, marquis and prince was not, as our favorite novels lead us to believe, a hottie with a … Continue reading On the Shelf at 24