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News and updates about Kathy Lyons and Jade Lee and their books

The Life of the Historical Writer

Hello everyone! Here’s another of my unique interactive blogs! This one focuses on my thoughts about writing historical fiction. Tell me what you think and remember the answer can be more than one or none of the above. And don’t worry, you’ll be rewarded at the end. Question number #1 is, as a historical author, guess which of the following “facts” was most interesting to me. Martha Washington was really a ninja superspy! I was born near NYC, a city which is near and dear to my heart! In the Regency period, Prinny was actually the creator of modern aerobics. He loved to have the orchestra play music while he hopped around on stage. In the Regency period, brides didn’t wear the big white dress. That came about in Victoria’s reign. Instead, the bride’s shoes were special with her name, the groom’s name, and the date written on the sole of […]

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I just finished the fabulous Coastal Magic Conference in Daytona Beach, FL. Guess what the highlights were… Hanging out with Damon Suede. He’s a great guy, awesome writer, and a ton of fun anytime. Anytime I can hang with him, I’m in heaven. Watching Abduction (in which there was no abduction, no one thought about abducting anyone, or even attempted it) as part of Cinema Craptastique. It is so much fun to be snarky about a film with a room full of equally snarky people! Live flash fiction in which the audience picked a character, location, and item and we had to just fly with it. OMG, the stress! The fear! The Muskrat LOVE!  Check it out here! 4. Readers, fans, writers, people – You know me. It’s all about the people. I talked with everyone and anyone. Plus I got a ton of free books and found some


A Short Vacation

I recently took a short vacation. The reason was pretty simple. It’s cold outside and my husband wanted to be somewhere warm. Ergo…we spent our Christmas money on a 5 day trip to… Hawaii. Pineapples, girls in grass skirts, ripped boys in little board shorts. What’s not to love? Aspen. It’s cold outside, but we wanted to be really cold while skiing, then really warm in a hot tub. Cancun. Things are cheaper in Mexico, right? Well, maybe not in Cancun, but we thought they were cheaper there. Florida. Just how much money do you think we got for Christmas? Not enough for a long, expensive trip. *sigh* Answer: 4 – We went to Key Largo and Ft. Lauderdale. Sadly, it was rainy or overcast for most of the trip, but I still managed some sun. I also listened to two books on audio. My favorite? The Iron Duke by

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