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The Fun of Research: #Travel & California Gold Country @LyndiLamont

March 16, 2017 by in category Research, The Romance Journey, Writing tagged as , , , , , , ,

One of the most enjoyable parts of researching a new book is when I get to travel to the location where the book is set. That’s the case with my latest release, Lily and the Gambler, a Western historical romance set in California’s Gold Country. Western romance is popular again right now, but most of […]

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Books That Helped Me Start Writing Again #amwriting

July 17, 2016 by in category The Romance Journey tagged as , , ,

I’m finally writing again after a long hiatus, thanks to the wonderful Speed Writing class I took this year, taught by M.M. Pollard. Here are three of the books that helped me to get back on track. The 8-Minute Writing Habit: Create a Consistent Writing Habit That Works With Your Busy Lifestyle (Growth Hacking For […]

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Do You Triberr? #Blogging Promotion Tips

January 17, 2016 by in category The Romance Journey tagged as , , ,

A lot of friends make comments to me like, “You’re always on Twitter.” Well, the truth is, I’m not really on Twitter all the time. My Twitter feed is mostly the result of me sharing the blog posts of fellow tribe mates on a site called Triberr. If you’re not familiar with Triberr.com, I’ll try […]

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So Cal Bloggers: Are You on Triberr? #blogging #triberr

May 17, 2015 by in category The Romance Journey tagged as , , , ,

At a recent meeting, a member said to me, “You’re always on Twitter.” Well, the truth is, I’m not. But I’m on Triberr and I share regularly. For those who aren’t familiar with Triberr,  the “home of influencers,” let me explain. Triberr is a platform for bloggers to come together in tribes to share their […]

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My Debut at Lady Jane’s Salon OC

October 16, 2014 by in category The Romance Journey tagged as , , , , , , , , , ,

This month I made my debut at Lady Jane’s Salon OC, reading from my historical romance, Rogue’s Hostage. I attended for the first time last month and enjoyed it so much, I agreed to read in October. I’m just glad the microphone was working Monday night.   Alina K. Field started us off with an […]

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The Law Is a Ass: Women’s History and the Law @LyndiLamont

September 16, 2014 by in category The Romance Journey tagged as , , , , , ,

“If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble,… “the law is a ass—a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is that his eye may be opened by experience—by experience.” The quote above is generally attributed to Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, published […]

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Morality and Honor: Social Mores in Historical Romance

August 17, 2014 by in category The Romance Journey tagged as , , ,

I was overly ambitious while writing my talk for last Saturday’s OCC/RWA meeting on Herstory: Writing and Researching the Historical Novel, so I’m going to excerpt some of the material I had to admit in my monthly blog post. This month, social mores. One of the biggest traps historical novelists can fall into is writing […]

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