2010

 

 

December 2010 – I Do Love a Good Show Tune (part 4) – Lights, Camera… Music!
As promised, I’m going to talk about movie musicals. And I mean musicals written specifically for the screen, not shows that were successes on Broadway first then adapted for the movies. Read more…

 

November 2010 – I Do Love a Good Show Tune (part 3)
You know, I’m starting to think I’ll be able to milk these show tune pieces until the end of the year! I  haven’t touched movie musicals yet!  Read more…

 

October 2010 – I Do Love a Good Show Tune (part 2)
For any long-term readers of this column (and I’m going back to July 2006 here!), you’ll know The Sound of Music not only provided the name for this part of my website, it also is literally one of my  favorite things. Read more…

 

September 2010 – We Interrupt our Scheduled Program…
Yeah, I know, I promised you another piece on show tunes. But when I was looking at the photos from  all the romance conferences I’ve been to in the last few months, I couldn’t resist sharing some of the  highlights with you.  Read more…

 

August 2010 – I Do Love a Good Show Tune (part 1)
When I was a young ‘un in the 60s, my parents were quite a bit older than many of the parents of my  primary school friends. I grew up in a small farming community where most people married young and  had a passel of children straightaway. Read more…

 

July 2010 – Man, That’s Epic!
One of the questions I often get asked on blog interviews is whether I listen to music when I write and  if so, what music. The answer to the first is YES! I find music really puts me in the space when I’m  working on a book. The answer to the second is it depends. Read more…

 

June 2010 – What the Dickens!
The world is packed to the rafters with Charles Dickens lovers. My mother was one.  A lot of my  favorite writers list Dickens as THEIR favorite writer.  They praise the teeming life, the humor, the  compassion, the variety, the drama, the atmosphere. Read more…

 

May 2010 – Hey, Mr. Postman!
I’ve been raiding my postcard collection again and come up with some real gems. I keep looking at  more. I might have to revisit this subject. People sometimes think I’m joking when I say, “Send me a  postcard.” Nuh, uh! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE getting postcards in the mail!  Read more…

 

April 2010 – Postcards From The Edge
As most people in my circle know, I’m a complete postcard fiend. Can’t get enough of them.  Read more…

 

March 2010 – A Castle in Spain…
I grew up reading Harlequin Presents by the thousands – except they were called Mills and Boons here  and it was back in the days when Harlequin didn’t have separate lines. Huge numbers of these books  featured wide-eyed young English girls who fell hopelessly in love with dashing and arrogant Spanish  men. Read more…

 

February 2010 – Ravishing Rottnest Island
To continue my rhapsodies about the beautiful south-western Australian coast, here are some photos  of gorgeous Rottnest Island which is about 25 minutes by ferry from Fremantle. Read more…

 

January 2010 – The Wonderful West
I’ve been going through the photo albums again and thought I’d do a couple of pieces on Western Australia. This is the massive state that takes up a huge amount of the country but which has a tiny population, even by Australian standards. Read more…