The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 22: Arrival in Venice

Your retro virtual Italy vacation continues as Thor and I take the train from the rugged coast of Cinque Terre to the canals of Venice. NOTE: Since European travel is still a no-go with the pandemic continuing, I’m continuing my blog … Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Trouble With Magic by Patricia Rice

The Trouble With Magic Magical Malcolms Book #3 by Patricia Rice “Rice’s enchanting book is truly spellbinding.”-Booklist In a starred review, Booklist praised Must Be Magic as “a mystical masterpiece full of enchanting characters, a spellbinding plot, and the sweetest … Continue reading

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The Romance of the Regency: Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and Silver Fork Novels

I discovered Georgette Heyer in high school, after reading an entire issue of the fanzine Niekas devoted to it, somewhere around 1967-8. At that time I hadn’t yet read Jane Austen, though I’d loved historical novels ever since I checked … Continue reading

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BVC Announces This Magic Moment by Patricia Rice

This Magic Moment Magical Malcolms #4 by Patricia Rice “Rice has a magical touch for creating fascinating plots, delicious romance, and delightful characters…” – Booklist … Continue reading

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My Muse is Heading For Palm Springs For The Winter

We all have those days when you stare at the computer screen for hours and anything you try to type looks like Old High Marsian. My muse is on walkabout. Mental exhaustion I tell myself when this happens. Too many … Continue reading

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