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Author Interview: Melissa Sasina

Welcome, welcome.  I’m so glad you could make it, and meet Melissa.  She hales from Ohio, and has come in to visit, and let you get a chance to know her a little better.   1,423 more words


Author Interview: Justine Alley Dowsett

Welcome, welcome.  Come on in, and find a comfortable seat.  Today, we’ve Justine Alley Dowsett from Windsor, Ontario Canada down to visit with us.  Justine, do you mind starting us off with a little bit about yourself and where you are from? 1,504 more words


Author Interview: Aaron-Michael Hall

Welcome everyone.  Today, we have the mysterious Aaron-Michael Hall visiting.  Aaron-Michael, why don’t you get us started with a little bit about yourself, and where you’re from? 1,255 more words


Early Victorian Railway Excursions: 'The Million Go Forth'

Susan Major writes:

My book on railway excursions has just been published by Pen and Sword Books Ltd. Based on my doctoral research with the Institute of Railway Studies at the University of York/National Railway Museum, it explores the way that the new railway excursions of the 1840s made it possible for ordinary people in Britain to travel cheaply for leisure over long distances for the first time and return home. 204 more words

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Still down for the count

Of all the things I never expected to happen – being so bogged down with homework was not part of the picture.

Swamped under with writing?   386 more words

Medellin Columbia, A Thoroughly Modern City

Arriving in Medellin, Columbia by airplane dropped us from Panama into Columbia in a couple of hours. Panama has a lot of American influence (language, food, culture) but right away Columbia felt more foreign with very few people speaking English and the food being more particular to Columbia. 470 more words

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#Author Spotlight Mandy Lee & #BookReview of her Novel ‘You Don't Know Me’

You all know why I love Romantic novels and Byronic heroes. If you don’t remember, check this post!

To sum up, they simply are tantalising, because the reader knows that this disgusting frog will become an irresistible prince, with the heroine’s invaluable help, by the time the novel / trilogy is concluded. 1,650 more words

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