Reviewing & Writing History

All reviews and posts for Cogitations & Meditations are available here.

(A detailed Writing & Reviewing History is below this list of published pieces.)

2021

  • Book of the Week: The Layover by Lucie Waldon, Frolic, 6/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston, Frolic, 6/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: Book of Love by Erin Satie, Frolic, 5/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean, Frolic, 5/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: A Wager to Tempt the Runaway by Bronwyn Scott, Frolic, 5/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren, Frolic, 4/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin, Frolic, 4/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne, Frolic, 4/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle, Frolic, 4/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting by KJ Charles, Frolic, 3/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: Careless Whispers by Synithia Williams, Frolic, 3/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers, Frolic, 3/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron, Frolic, 2/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: Love at First by Kate Clayborn, Frolic, 2/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: Then There Was You by Mona Shroff, Frolic, 2/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: Make Up Break by Lily Menon, Frolic, 2/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon, Frolic, 2/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: Shipped by Angie Hockman, Frolic, 1/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: Happy Singles Day by Ann Marie Walker, Frolic, 1/21, clip
  • Book of the Week: Unexpectedly Wed to the Officer by Jenni Fletcher, Frolic, 1/21, clip

2020

  • Book of the Week: A Lady’s Dream Come True by Grace Burrowes, 12/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Merry Measure by Lily Morton, 12/20, Frolic, clip
  • Review: Lali’s Feather by Farhana Zia, illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman, 12/20, International Examiner, clip
  • Review: The Night Gardener by Terry & Eric Fan, 12/20, International Examiner, clip
  • Review: Child of the Universe by Ray Jayawardhana, illustrated by Raul Colón, 12/20, International Examiner, clip
  • Review: Tiny Feet Between the Mountains by Hanna Cha, 12/20, International Examiner, clip
  • Review: Feast of Peas by Kashmira Sheth, illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler, 12/20, International Examiner, clip
  • Review: Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon by Simran Jeet Singh, illustrated by Baljinder Kaur, 12/20, International Examiner, clip
  • Review: Chirri & Chirra by Kaya Doi, translated from Japanese by Yuki Kaneko, 12/20, International Examiner, , clip
  • Review: Chirri & Chirra: The Snowy Day by Kaya Doi, translated from Japanese by Yuki Kaneko, 12/20, International Examiner, clip
  • Review: Chirri & Chirra: On the Town by Kaya Doi, translated from Japanese by David Boyd, 12/20, International Examiner, clip
  • Review: Chirri & Chirra: Underground by Kaya Doi, translated from Japanese by David Boyd, 12/20, International Examiner, clip
  • Review: Chirri & Chirra: Under the Sea by Kaya Doi, translated from Japanese by David Boyd, 12/20, International Examiner, clip
  • BEST ROMANCE BOOKS OF 2020, 11/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Running Away with the Bride by Sophia Singh Sasson, 11/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Gentleman Jim by Mimi Matthews, 11/20, Frolic, clip
  • Interview & Review: A Timeless Christmas by Alexis Stanton, 11/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: If a Lady Lingers by Anna Harrington, 11/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Ten Things I Hate About the Duke by Loretta Chase, 10/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: He’s Come Undone by Emma Barry, Olivia Dade, Adriana Herrera, Ruby Lang and Cat Sebastian, 10/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Claiming his Bollywood Cinderella by Tara Pammi, 10/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: The Rakess by Scarlett Peckham, 10/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Get a Life, Chloe Brown, 9/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo, 9/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai, 9/20, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for September 1st to 15th, Frolic, 9/20, clip
  • Book of the Week: Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho, 8/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Here to Stay by Adriana Herrera, 8/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: The Disappearing Duke by Lara Temple, 8/20, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for August 16th – 31st, Frolic, 8/20, clip
  • Book of the Week: You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria, 8/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: The Wrong Mr. Darcy by Evelyn Lozada and Holly Lőrincz, 8/20, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for August 1st – 15th, Frolic, 8/20, clip
  • Book of the Week: The Ruin of Evangeline Jones by Julia Bennet, 8/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee, 7/20, Frolic, clip
  • Interview with Marina Adair, 7/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: So Forward by Mina V. Esguerra, 7/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Mr. Malcolm’s List by Suzanne Allain, 7/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby by Vanessa Riley, 7/20, Frolic, clip
  • Diverse Historical Romances You Need To Add to Your TBR, Frolic, 7/20, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for July 16th – 31st, Frolic, 7/20, clip
  • Book of the Week: The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel, 7/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Her Best Friend, the Duke by Laura Martin, 7/20, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for July 1st – 15th, Frolic, 7/20, clip
  • Book of the Week: Marriage by Arrangement by Sophia Singh Sasson, 7/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: The Marriage Game by Sara Desai, 7/20, Frolic, clip
  • Interview with author Farrah Rochon, 7/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner, 6/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson, 6/20, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for June, Frolic, 6/20, clip
  • Book of the Week: The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez, 6/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon, 6/20, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for May 13th to May 31st, Frolic, 5/20, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for April 16 to May 15, Frolic, 4/20, clip
  • Review: Chicks Rule by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illustrated by Renee Kurilla, 4/20, International Examiner, clip
  • Review: Kiki and Jax by Marie Kondo, co-written and illustrated by Salina Yoon, 4/20, International Examiner, clip
  • Review: Nian by Virginia Loh-Hagan, illustrated by Timothy Banks, 4/20, International Examiner, clip
  • Review: Our Favorite Day by Joowon Oh, 4/20, International Examiner, clip
  • Review: Patience Miyuki by Roxane Marie Galliez, illustrated by Seng Soun Ratanavanh, 4/20, International Examiner, clip
  • Review: Stormy by Guojing, 4/20, International Examiner, clip
  • Review: Up Down Inside Out by Joo Hee Yoon, 4/20, International Examiner, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for April 1 to 15, Frolic, 4/20, clip
  • Author Interview: Guest Blogger Keira Soleore Interviews Heyer Biographer Jennifer Kloester on Regency Cant, Afterwords, and Reading Guides, Fable Gazers, 3/20, clip
  • Book of the Week: Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras, 3/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: My One True Cowboy by Soraya Lane, 3/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Secret Heir Seduction by Reese Ryan, 3/20, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for March 16 to 31, Frolic, 3/20, clip
  • Book of the Week: Forever My Duke by Olivia Drake, 3/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas, 3/20, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for March 1 to 15, Frolic, 3/20, clip
  • Book of the Week: Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa, 2/20, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for February 16 to 29, Frolic, 2/20, clip
  • Book of the Week: Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn, 2/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Temporary Wife Temptation by Jayci Lee, 2/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Lilian and the Irresistible Duke by Virginia Heath, 2/20, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for February 1 to 15, Frolic, 2/20, clip
  • Book of the Week: Sweet Talkin’ Lover by Tracey Livesay, 1/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord, 1/20, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe, 1/20, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for January 16 to 31, Frolic, 1/20, clip
  • Book of the Week: Uncovering the Merchant’s Secret by Elisabeth Hobbes, 1/20, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for January 1 to 15, Frolic, 1/20, clip
  • Book of the Week: Headliners by Lucy Parker, 1/20, Frolic, clip

2019

  • Book of the Week: Gilded Cage by KJ Charles, 12/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Open House by Ruby Lang, 12/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Night of the Scoundrel by Kelly Bowen, 12/19, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for December 16 to 31, 12/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: A Snowy Little Christmas: Missing Christmas by Kate Clayborn, 12/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: One Bed for Christmas by Jackie Lau, 12/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Miss Dominguez’s Christmas Kiss and Other Stories by Lydia San Andres, 12/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory, 12/19, Frolic, clip
  • BEST ROMANCE BOOKS OF 2019, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for December 2 to 15, 12/19, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for November 18 to December 1, 11/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: A Match Made for Thanksgiving by Jackie Lau, 11/19, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for November 4 to November 17, 11/19, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for October 21 to November 3, 10/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: The Lord’s Inconvenient Vow by Lara Temple, 10/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: The Awakening of Miss Henley by Julia Justiss, 10/19, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for October 7 to 18, 10/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: The Write Escape by Charish Reid, 10/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: His Defiant Princess by Nana Prah, 10/19, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for September 23 to October 6, 9/19, Frolic, clip
  • Interview: Chatting with May McGoldrick on Co-Writing, Why the Past is Important and How Their Characters are Modeled After Real Women, 9/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: When the Marquess was Mine by Caroline Linden, 9/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: A Study in Scandal by Caroline Linden, 9/19, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for September 9 to September 22, 9/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Well Met by JenDeLuca, 9/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore, 9/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: How to Love a Duke in Ten Day by Kerrigan Byrne, 8/19, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for August 26 to September 8, 8/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Man vs. Durian by Jackie Lau, 8/19, Frolic, clip
  • Book of the Week: Marry in Secret by Anne Gracie, 8/19, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for August 11 to August 25, 8/19, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for July 29 to August 11, 8/19, Frolic, clip
  • Romance Column: Book of the Week: Falling for a Rake by Eve Pendle, 7/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: A Highlander Walks into a Bar by Laura Trentham, 7/19, Frolic, clip
  • Review: A Debutante in Disguise by Eleanor Webster, 7/19, All About Romance, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: Desire and the Deep Blue Sea by Olivia Dade, 7/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin, 7/19, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for July 15 to July 28, 7/19, Frolic, clip
  • Review: Men of Valor: His Treasure by Kiru Taye, 7/19, All About Romance, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: A Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite, 7/19, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for July 1 to July 14, 7/19, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for June 17 to June 30, 6/19, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for June 3 to June 16, 6/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev , 5/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang, 5/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon, 5/19, Frolic, clip
  • Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for May 13 to June 2, 5/19, Frolic, clip
  • Review: The Key to Happily Ever After by Tif Marcelo, 5/19, All About Romance, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole, 5/19, Frolic, clip
  • Recommendations Column: Historically Yours: Historical Romance Top Releases for April 29 to May 12, 5/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: Fumbled by Alexa Martin, 5/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: The Madness of Miss Grey by Julia Bennet, 4/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker, 4/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: Unlaced by the Highland Duke by Lara Temple, 4/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: Meet Cute by Helena Hunting, 4/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: The Takeover Effect by Nisha Sharma, 4/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: Desire Lines by Elizabeth Kingston, 3/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: Can’t Escape Love by Alyssa Cole, 3/19, Frolic, clip
  • Article: 4 Multicultural Retellings of Pride & Prejudice That You Need To Read ASAP, 3/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: Spring Skies over Bluebell Castle by Sarah Bennett, 3/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: Highland Crown by May McGoldrick, 3/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: Kiss and Cry by Mina V. Esguerra, 3/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: American Dreamer by Adrianna Herrera, 3/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: Lady Notorious by Theresa Romain, 2/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: Crashing into Her by Mia Sosa, 2/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: Her Secret Texas Valentine, 2/19, Frolic, clip
  • Interview: In Conversation with Lisa Kleypas, 2/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas, 2/19, Frolic, clip
  • The Heart of a Story: The Fearless King by Katee Robert, 2/19, Frolic, clip
  • Article: An Anti-Think Piece Op-Ed About Why We Still Need Romance According to REAL Romance Lovers, 2/19, Frolic, clip
  • Reviews Column: The Heart of a Story: Best Friends, Secret Lovers by Jessica Lemmon, 2/19, Frolic, clip
  • Review: The Matchmaker’s List by Sonia Lalli, 2/19, All About Romance, clip
  • Conversations Over Coffee: Three Little Words by Jenny Holliday, 1/19, Frolic, clip
  • Conversations Over Coffee: Only 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne, 1/19, Frolic, clip
  • Conversations Over Coffee: Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal, 1/19, Frolic, clip
  • Article: Morning Pages are not Something You Do but Something You Experience, 1/19, Frolic, clip
  • Conversations Over Coffee: Any Old Diamonds by KJ Charles, 1/19, Frolic, clip
  • Reviews Column: Conversations Over Coffee: Trailblazer by Anna Schmidt, 1/19, Frolic, clip

2018

  • Romance à la Mode column: ‘Their Perfect Melody’ by Priscilla Oliveras, 12/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Romancing the Past column: ‘The Uncompromising Lord Flint’ by Virginia Heath and ‘The Earl I Ruined’ by Scarlett Peckham, 12/18, USA Today Happy Ever After, archived
  • Romance à la Mode column: Must-reads by Suleikha Snyder, Jenny Holiday and Jessica Lemmon, 12/18, USA Today Happy Ever After, archived
  • Oldies and Goodies column: Let’s revisit ‘The Mysterious Heir’ by Edith Layton and ‘The Seventh Suitor’ by Laura Matthews, 12/18, USA Today Happy Ever After, archived
  • Romancing the Past column: ‘My One and Only Duke’ by Grace Burrowes and ‘The Other Miss Bridgerton’ by Julia Quinn, 11/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Review: ‘Cadenza’ by Stella Riley, 11/18, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: ‘A Scandalous Winter Wedding’ by Marguerite Kaye, 11/18, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: ‘Love Rekindled at Christmas’ anthology raises money for Planned Parenthood, 11/18, USA Today Happy Ever After, archived
  • Oldies and Goodies column: Let’s revisit ‘Stranger Within the Gates’ by Mira Stables and ‘The Counterfeit Betrothal’ by April Kihlstrom, 11/18, USA Today Happy Ever After, archived
  • Romance à la Mode column: ‘A Timeless Christmas’ by Alexis Stanton, 10/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Romancing the Past column: ‘Band Sinister’ by KJ Charles, 10/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Author Interview: A Chat with Vanessa Riley, author of ‘The Butterfly Bride’, 10/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Oldies and Goodies column: Let’s revisit ‘A Very Proper Widow’ by Laura Matthews and ‘The Golden Songbird’ by Sheila Walsh, 10/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Romance à la Mode column: ‘Not Another Family Wedding’ by Jackie Lau and ‘Couldn’t Ask for More’ by Kianna Alexander, 10/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Romancing the Past column: ‘Last Night with the Earl’ by Kelly Bowen, ‘Summer of Scandal’ by Syrie James and ‘His Rags-to-Riches Contessa’ by Marguerite Kaye, 9/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Blog: Teas and Books: A Perfect Match, 9/18, All About Romance, clip
  • Oldies and Goodies column: Let’s revisit ‘The Mésalliance’ by Stella Riley and ‘The Dreadful Debutante’ by M.C. Beaton, 9/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Author Interview: Keira Soleore chats with Georgette Heyer biographer Jennifer Kloester, 9/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Romancing the Past column: ‘A Lady in Need of an Heir,’ by Louise Allen, ‘A Gentleman Never Keeps Score’ by Cat Sebastian and ‘The Mysterious Lord Millcroft’ by Virginia Heath, 8/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Romance à la Mode column: ‘Untouchable’ by Talia Hibbert, 8/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Article: As Sourcebooks starts relaunching Georgette Heyer romances with new covers, let’s take a look back, 8/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Romancing the Past column: ‘Forbidden Night with the Prince’ by Michelle Willingham , 8/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Romance à la Mode column: ‘A Duke by Default’ by Alyssa Cole, 8/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Oldies and Goodies column: Let’s revisit ‘Tender Secrets’ by Ann Christopher and ‘Adam and Eva’ by Sandra Kitt, 8/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Romancing the Past column: ‘Bed of Flowers’ by Erin Satie, 7/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Oldies and Goodies column: Let’s revisit ‘Wish with the Candles’ and ‘Tabitha in Moonlight’ by Betty Neels, 7/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Review: The Highlander’s Promise by Lynsay Sands, 7/18, All About Romance, clip
  • Oldies and Goodies column: Let’s revisit ‘Devilish’ by Jo Beverley and ‘Ransom’ by Julie Garwood, 6/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Romancing the Past column: ‘Secrets of a Wallflower’ by Amanda McCabe, 5/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Romance à la Mode column: ‘Making Up’ by Lucy Parker, 5/18, USA Happy Ever After
  • Romance à la Mode column: ‘From Twinkle, With Love’ by Sandhya Menon, 5/18, USA Happy Ever After
  • Romance à la Mode column: ‘Rogue Hearts’ Anthology, 5/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Oldies and Goodies column: Let’s revisit books by Sheila Simonson and Patricia Veryan, 5/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Romancing the Past column: ‘Someone to Care’ by Mary Balogh and ‘House of Cads’ by Elizabeth Kingston, 5/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Review: The Love Coupon by Ainslie Paton, 4/18, All About Romance, clip
  • Oldies and Goodies column: Let’s revisit Mary Balogh, Stella Riley and Diane Farr, 4/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Review: Navy SEAL Rescue by Susann Cliff, 3/18, All About Romance, clip
  • Romancing the Past column: ‘The Secret of Flirting’ by Sabrina Jeffries and ‘Counting on a Countess’ by Eva Leigh, 3/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Revised Review: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson, 3/18, All About Romance, clip
  • Oldies and Goodies column: Let’s revisit Carla Kelly, Barbara Metzger and Diane Farr, 3/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Romancing the Past column: ‘The Sins of Lord Lockwood’ by Meredith Duran, 2/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Romancing the Past column: ‘Hello Stranger’ by Lisa Kleypas , 2/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Review: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory, 2/18, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole, 2/18, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella, 2/18, All About Romance, clip
  • Oldies and Goodies column: Let’s revisit Julie Garwood, Jo Beverley and Patricia Ryan, 2/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Review: Tempest by Beverly Jenkins, 1/18, All About Romance, clip
  • Romancing the Past column: ‘Wallflower Most Wanted’ by Manda Collins, 1/18, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Review: A Distant Heart by Sonali Dev, 1/18, All About Romance, clip
  • Oldies and Goodies column: Let’s revisit books by Betty Neels, Anne Mather and Lynne Graham, 1/18, USA Today Happy Ever After

2017

  • Review: The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett, 12/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: A Perfect Match by Rachel Knowles, 12/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Best Books of 2017: the romance version, 12/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Oldies and Goodies column: ‘Let’s revisit books by Carla Kelly, Amanda Quick and Edith Layton, 12/17, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Review: A Texas Christmas Past by Julia Justiss, 11/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Oldies and Goodies column: Let’s revisit: “Music of the Heart,” “A Soldier’s Heart” and “Courting Miss Hattie”, 11/17, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Blog: Miranda Neville, you will be missed., 10/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: A Midnight Feast by Emma Barry, Genevieve Turner, 10/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Hamilton’s Battalion by Rose Lerner, Courtney Milan, Alyssa Cole, 10/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Oldies and Goodies column: Let’s revisit ‘The Rake,’ ‘Lady Cat’ and ‘Miss Lacey’s Last Fling’, 10/17, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Review: Snowdrift and Other Stories by Georgette Heyer, 9/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: 3 Books That Put the Romance Back in Fiction, 9/17, Heroes & Heartbreakers, archived
  • Review: Tempt Me at Twilight, 9/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo by Zen Cho, 9/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Oldies and Goodies column: Let’s revisit ‘A London Season,’ ‘Knaves’ Wager’ and ‘Imprudent Lady’, 9/17, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Review & Author Interview: Must-read historical romance: ‘Beauty Like the Night’ by Joanna Bourne (plus interview!), 8/17, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Review: The Nearness of You by Dorothy Garlock, 8/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Oldies and Goodies column: Let’s revisit ‘Lord Carew’s Bride,’ ‘Emily and the Dark Angel’ and ‘All Through the Night’, 8/17, USA Today Happy Ever After
  • Review: The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes, 7/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Under a Sardinian Sky by Sara Alexander, 7/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: The Temporary Wife and A Promise of Spring by Mary Balogh, 7/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: The Sinister Spinster by Joan Overfield, 6/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Desperate Measures and Lady Anne’s Exciting Adventure by Candice Hern, 6/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Dating the Millionaire Doctor by Marion Lennox, 6/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: It’s You by Jane Porter, 5/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: The Lost Order by Steve Berry, 5/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Group Review: Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson, 5/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: The Forbidden Garden by Ellen Herrick, 5/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Artistic License by Elle Pierson, 4/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Forbidden Nights with the Viscount by Julia Justiss, 3/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: The King’s Warrior by Kris Kennedy, 3/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Author Interview: Rhys Bowen, 2/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen, 2/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: A Lady’s Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran, 2/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Daughters of a Nation: A Black Suffragette Historical Romance Anthology by Kianna Alexander, Alyssa Cole, Lena Hart & Piper Huguley, 1/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Best Books of 2016: the Romance version, 1/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Wild Horse Springs by Jodi Thomas, 1/17, All About Romance, clip
  • General Fiction Review: The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams, 1/17, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Aly’s House by Leila Meacham, 1/17, All About Romance, clip

2016

  • Review: Silver Belles by Sarah M. Anderson, Ros Clarke, Laura K. Curtis, Yasmine Galenorn, Suleikha Snyder, 12/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: The Hampshire Hoyden by Michelle Martin, 12/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Good Time Coming by C.S. Harris, 12/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Joint Review: Someone to Love by Mary Balogh, 11/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: The Fortress by Danielle Trussoni, 11/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: An Amish Family Christmas by Shelley Shepard Gray, 10/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes, 10/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: A Sister’s Wish by Shelley Shepard Gray, 10/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: A Kiss To Build a Dream On by Marianne Stillings, 10/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: News of the World by Paulette Jiles, 10/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Roman by Heather Grothaus, 10/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi, 8/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Mini Romance Review: The American Earl by Joan Wolf, 8/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Romance Review: Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, 8/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: The de Burgh Bride by Deborah Simmons, 7/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Belgravia by Julian Fellowes, 7/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: The Devil You Know by Jo Goodman, 5/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: The Counterfeit Marriage by Joan Wolf, 5/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Conference Notes: Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association’s National Conference: Romance Area, 04/16, Teach Me Tonight, clip
  • Review: When Falcons Fall by C.S. Harris, 3/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Island Fling by Ros Clarke, 2/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: This Gun for Hire by Jo Goodman, 2/16, All About Romance, clip
  • Review: Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas, 1/16, All About Romance, clip

2014 & 2015

  • Review: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson, 12/15, All About Romance, clip
  • Guest Blog: The Gorgeous City of Bath, The Risky Regencies, 07/14, clip

2011

  • Client Testimonials for Voip Connections, 12/11, Cougar Mountain Academy, Schakra, Hivemine
  • Reading to Three-Year-Olds, American Chronicle, 8/11
  • P.D. James and Elizabeth George: Modern Murder Most English, 5/11, Criminal Element, archived
  • Review: My Favorite Countess by Vanessa Kelly, 5/11, Heroes & Heartbreakers
  • The Trial Scene in Carrie Lofty’s Scoundrel’s Kiss, 5/11, Heroes & Heartbreakers, archived
  • Poem: In Hiding, 4/11, This Great Society, clip
  • Article: Why are Medievals Less Popular Than Regencies?, 4/11, Heroes & Heartbreakers, archived
  • Article: The True Measure of a Book: Great Characters in Romance, 4/11, Heroes & Heartbreakers, archived
  • Review: It Happened One Season by Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh et al, 3/11, Heroes & Heartbreakers, archived
  • Article: Whey Water Version of Love: Christina Dodd’s “Candle in the Window”, 3/11, Heroes & Heartbreakers, archived
  • Article: Hot for the Scots: Top Three Julie Garwood Medievals, 3/11, Heroes & Heartbreakers, archived
  • Article: The Confronting the Quakers Scene from Laura Kinsale’s “Flowers from the Storm”, 3/11, Heroes & Heartbreakers, archived
  • Article: Manly Men in Red High Heels: Alistair and Rothgar Bring It!, 3/11, Heroes & Heartbreakers, archived

2007 & 2008

  • Guest Blog: Blame it on Gerry, The Risky Regencies, 04/08, clip
  • Guest Blog: Book Thongs, Romance Novel TV, 04/07, clip

2006

  • Book Review: Selected Fables by Jean de la Fontaine, translated by James Miche & collected by Geoffrey Grigson, Curled Up With A Good Book, 12/06, clip
  • Book Review: Hanuman’s Journey to the Medicine Mountain by Vatsala Speling & illustrated by Sandeep Johari, Curled Up With A Good Kid’s Book, 12/06
  • Book Review: Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Los Angeles Chronicle, 12/06
  • Book Review: F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton, Los Angeles Chronicle, 12/06
  • Book Review: What Came Before He Shot Her by Elizabeth George, Midwest Book Review, 12/06, clip
  • Movie & Book Review: Bee Season written by Myla Goldberg and directed by Scott McGehee & David Siegel, Midwest Book Review, 12/06, clip
  • Book Review: I Grew Up on a Farm by Alan K. Lewis & illustrated by Bob Fletcher, Curled Up With A Good Kid’s Book, 11/06, clip
  • U.S. & Japan v. China & North Korea / American Halloween v. Islamist Fascism, San Jose Chronicle, 11/06
  • Book Review: The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martinez, Curled Up With A Good Book, 11/06, clip
  • A River Runs Through It: The Holy City of Benares and the Lives of Widows, Santa Barbara Chronicle, 10/06
  • Sex Crimes Against Children and Women: Which are More Punishable?, Santa Barbara Chronicle, 10/06
  • A Less Hedonistic Look at Romances Set in the Regency Era, San Jose Chronicle, 10/06
  • Fixed v. Growth Mindsets: From the Perspective of Children, San Jose Chronicle, 10/06
  • Book Review: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, Santa Barbara Chronicle, 10/06
  • Book Review: Sun Storm by Åsa Larsson, translated by Marlaine Delargy, Midwest Book Review, 9/06, clip
  • Book Review: An Assembly Such as This: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman by Pamela Aidan, Midwest Book Review, 9/06, clip
  • Book Review: Someone Not Really Her Mother by Harriet Scott Chessman, Women Writers, 7/06, clip
  • “Send a Query a Week” in The Complete Writer’s Journal edited by Pat Avery, Joyce Faulkner, and Carolyn Howard-Johnson, 4/06
  • Freedom of Religion, Seattle Times Opinion, 2/12/06, clip

2005

  • Book Review: Trash Talk (nonfiction) by Dave and Lillian Brummet, American Chronicle, 11/05
  • Book Review: Pressed Pennies (fiction) by Steven Manchester, Scribe & Quill, 11/05
  • Encyclopedia Entries: Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature (ISBN 0816054975), Facts on File, 11/05
  • Subject Matter Experts, comment on Giving Voice to the Voiceless, Poynter Online, 10/05
  • Author Interview: Jenna Glatzer, Scribe & Quill, 9/05
  • Book Review: Hattie, Get a Haircut! (children’s fiction) by Jenna Glatzer, American Chronicle, 9/05
  • How Technology Can Cure Your Baby’s Ailments, World Sentinel, 9/05
  • In A Crisis What Would You Rather Have: Democracy or Dictatorship, World Sentinel, 9/05
  • Intensifying Sites, Pennsylvania Chronicle, 9/05
  • Our Flirtations with Regencies, World Sentinel, 8/05
  • Book Review: Someone Not Really Her Mother (fiction) by Harriet Scott Chessman, California Chronicle, 8/05
  • Book Review: The Bookman’s Promise (fiction) by John Dunning, Illinois Chronicle, 8/05
  • Book Review: The Typhoon Lover (fiction) by Sujata Massey, HarperCollins First Look, 8/05; Midwest Book Review, 11/05, clip
  • Book Review: The Blackbird Papers (fiction) by Ian Smith, American Chronicle, 8/05
  • Book Review: A Perfect Match (fiction) by Jill McGown, Midwest Book Review, 10/05, clip
  • The Dunes of Friendship, Scribe & Quill, 7/05
  • Book Review: The Last Templar (fiction) by Michael Jecks, Midwest Book Review, 10/05, clip
  • Book Review: The Last Kingdom (fiction) by Bernard Cornwell, American Chronicle; Midwest Book Review, 9/05, clip
  • Encyclopedia Entries: Encyclopedia of World Writers: Beginnings to the 20th Century (3 Vols. ISBN 0816061432), Facts on File, 6/05
  • Book Review: The Stories of English (nonfiction) by David Crystal, American Chronicle, 8/05; Midwest Book Review, 9/05, clip
  • Book Review: One Blue Star (poetry) by Mindy Phillips Lawrence, Scribe & Quill, 6/05; American Chronicle, 8/05
  • Book Review: The Rescue Artist (fiction) by Edward Dolnick, HarperCollins First Look, 5/05; Midwest Book Review, 11/05, clip
  • Book Review: Seven Strategies in Every Best-Seller (nonfiction) by Tam Mossman, WritersCrossing, 1/11/05; Scribe & Quill, 4/05
  • Book Review: Serpent’s Dance, Book One: Secrets of Self-Mastery Lessons 1-21 (nonfiction) by Shri Yannam, Scribe & Quill, 2/05
  • Book Review: The Jane Austen Book Club (fiction) by Karen Joy Fowler, Scribe & Quill, 2/05; American Chronicle, 8/05
  • Book Review: The Devil Wears Prada (fiction) by Lauren Weisberger, Scribe & Quill, 2/05; American Chronicle, 8/05

2004

  • Book Review: The Last Kingdom (fiction) by Bernard Cornwell, HarperCollins First Look Program, 12/04
  • Book Review: Osama Caper (fiction) by Bruce Bullock, Scribe & Quill, 12/04
  • Book Review: The Rule of Four (fiction) by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason, Scribe & Quill, 11/04
  • Book Review: A Taste for Death (fiction) by P.D. James, Scribe & Quill, 11/04
  • Book Review: Mable Riley: A Reliable Record of Humdrum Peril and Romance (young adult fiction) by Marthe Jocelyn, Scribe & Quill, 10/04
  • Book Review: St. Michael the Archangel’s Washboard Band (fiction) by Sophia Zufa, WritersCrossing, 9/1/04; Scribe & Quill, 10/04
  • Status of Women Statisticians in the Drug Industry, Co-Authored Paper, Association of Women in Science Magazine, 8/04
  • Book Review: Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (nonfiction) by Lynne Truss, WritersCrossing, 7/04
  • Book Review: The Maude Reed Tale (young adult) by Norah Lofts, Scribe & Quill, 7/04
  • Life in an English Castle, Renaissance eLibrary Database, ProQuest Information & Learning, 6/04
  • Stem the Dilemma, Seattle Times Opinion, 6/10/04
  • Book Review: Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper (fiction) by Harriet Scott Chessman, Scribe & Quill, 6/04
  • Book Review: The Professor and the Madman (nonfiction) by Simon Winchester, Scribe & Quill, 5/04
  • Book Review: what not to wear (nonfiction) by Trinny Woodall & Susannah Constantine, Scribe & Quill, 5/04
  • Book Review: The River Turned Red (fiction) by Nirmala Moorthy, SeattleGuru, SanDiegoGuru, and LosAngelesGuru newspapers, 1/9/04; Scribe & Quill, 4/04

2003

  • Life in an English Castle, History Magazine, 11/03
  • Benefits of a Fiction Critique Group, Seattle Writergrrls uncapped, 9/03
  • Peer Support as Necessary as Education, Seattle Writergrrls uncapped, 9/03
  • Status of Women Statisticians in the Drug Industry, Co-Authored Conference Abstract and Paper, 54th Session of the International Statistical Institute, Berlin, Germany, 8/03
  • Book Review of Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg, Pacific Northwest Writers Association E-Notes, 6/03
  • UW Certificate: Nonfiction Writers’ Program, Seattle Writergrrls uncapped, 3/03
  • Barbershop ballads, Horizon Air magazine, 2/03
  • Kayak surfing contest, Horizon Air magazine, 2/03
  • Outdoor Fun, Alaska Airlines magazine, 1/03
  • Culinary Celebrations, Alaska Airlines magazine, 1/03
  • Expanded museum, Horizon Air magazine, 1/03

2002

  • Where Roses Reign, Alaska Airlines magazine, 12/02
  • Arts of Japan, Alaska Airlines magazine, 12/02
  • Spokane Celebration, Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air magazines, 12/02
  • Spectacular Shows, Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air magazines, 12/02
  • Joyful Giving, Horizon Air magazine, 12/02
  • Mountain melodies, Horizon Air magazine, 12/02
  • Vancouver Arts, Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air magazines, 11/02
  • Action-packed Team, Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air magazines, 11/02

2001

  • Millstream, Citysearch, 11/01
  • The Paper Cat, Citysearch, 11/01
  • Northwest Gifts Roundup, Citysearch, 11/01
  • Parfumerie, Citysearch, 10/01
  • Ballard Shopping Roundup, Citysearch, 10/01
  • Capitol Hill Shopping Roundup, Citysearch, 10/01
  • Rawhide Western Furnishings, Citysearch, 9/01
  • Kenneth Cole, Citysearch, 6/02

Book Reviewer, Seattle, 6/03–present
Writing reviews of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, young adults’, and children’s books for publications, such as the International Examiner, Frolic Media, USA TODAY Happy Ever After, All About Romance, Heroes & Heartbreakers, HarperCollins First Look Program, Midwest Book Review, American Chronicle, Seattle PlanetGuru, Scribe & Quill, WritersCrossing, and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s E-Notes.

Book Columnist, Frolic Media, 1/19-12/20
Commissioning and editing articles, interviewing authors, and writing book recommendations columns.

Interviewer & Writer, Voip Connections, 9/11–12/11
Interviewing Voip Connections clients and wrote their testimonials for the company website.

Interviewer, Scribe & Quill, 9/05–12/06
Interviewing book authors and screenwriters, such as Jenna Glatzer, Brad Schreiber, and Derek Rydall.

Columnist, Midwest Book Review, 9/05–12/06
Writing nationally syndicated book reviews that have been available for community and academic library systems in California, Wisconsin, and the upper Midwest since 1976. The Gale Research Company uses these reviews in their Book Review Index interactive CD-ROM series designed for use by community, university, and corporate libraries nationwide in the U.S. and Canada.

Writer, American Chronicle, 7/05–8/12
Writing nationally syndicated articles and book reviews for the American Chronicle family of magazines.

Writer, History Magazine, Niagara Falls, NY, 6/03–8/03
Researching and writing articles on the Middle Ages in Britain and Ireland for the North American publication.

Writer, Bookbuilders LLC, New York, 3/03–4/05
Researching and writing entries for two encyclopedias: Encyclopedia of World Writers: Beginnings to the 20th Century (Facts on File, 6/05, 3 Volumes, ISBN 0816061432) and Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature (Facts on File, 11/05, ISBN 0816054975).

Facilitator, Writing Connections Event, Pacific Writers Association, Bellevue, WA, 3/03
Leading a networking event for writers. Discussing techniques for breaking into magazine article writing.

Writer, uncapped, Seattle, 1/03–1/05
Writing nonfiction writing-related articles for the online magazine.

Intern Writer & Fact Checker, Alaska Airlines Magazine and Horizon Air Magazine, Seattle, 9/02–12/02
Researching, interviewing, and writing short articles for the in-flight magazines. Fact-checked feature articles. Researched new story ideas.

Writer & Software Engineer, Committee on Women in Statistics, International Statistical Institute & Association of Women in Science, The Netherlands & The United States, 4/02–8/02, 2/03–8/03, 3/04
Composing, formulating, designing, and HTML-encoding a survey of women statisticians in the drug industry. Co-authored corresponding conference paper for the 54th Session of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) in August 2003. The short version of the paper was published in the conference proceedings and the long version is available on ISI website. An article based on the paper was published in the summer 2004 issue of the Association for Women in Science magazine.

Writer, Citysearch, (Ticketmaster Online), Seattle, 6/01–12/01
Writing short articles for the shopping sections of Seattle and Los Angeles city guides.