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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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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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What’s In A Name? More Than You Might Think

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

In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare wrote, “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” As we soon learned, Juliet’s name was extremely important. She was just any Juliet; she was a Capulet, mortal enemies of Romeo’s Montagu family. copyright 2004 Art Explosion As any writer knows, finding the right […]

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