Showing posts from November, 2011

Prague, here we come!

Yayyy, it's finally time for our holiday of the year - a long weekend in Prague! Hubby & I are excited. Can't wait to see that fabulous city. I love old towns, good beer & hearty food so I'll do very nicely there. Here's a glimpse & some info: We'll also be winding our way through Prague's several Christmas markets. I'm sure there'll be a couple of treats in store for us. Ooohhh... hot wine and pastries! I'll be one happy bunny!

We're aff oor heids ...

... over at S.G. Rogers' bonnie blog where we're blethering aboot Scottish-isms!  Weal, got yer attention? ;-) We'll be seein' ye there!

My Place - Highland Storms by Christina Courtenay

Please help me welcome award-winning author Christina Courtenay to My Place. Christina writes historical romance and her novel, Highland Storms, sounds just like my kind of read. Let's hear it from Christina! I’m Christina Courtenay and I write historical romance, often with a hint of the Far East.  Although born in England, I have a Swedish mother and was brought up in Sweden.  I’m a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and currently their vice chairman.  Highland Storms is my third novel with the publisher Choc Lit. My debut, Trade Winds (prequel to Highland Storms ), was short listed for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Pure Passion Award of Best Historical Fiction 2011. My second novel, The Scarlet Kimono , has just won the Best Historical Fiction award at the Big Red Read awards and is shortlisted for the Festival of Romance Readers Award for Best Historical Read 2011. As well as novels, I’ve had four Regency novellas published by DC Thomson’s ‘My Weekly

Talking all things Scottish...

... over at SG Rogers' fabulous blog! Want to discover some local phrases and find out about Scotsmen? Then don't hesitate to come and join us! You might want to pour yourself a wee dram to get into the mood... See you over there! C xxx

My Place - Coming Home by Cynthia Owens

This Sunday I welcome Cynthia Owens to My Place. Cynthia writes wonderful romantic fiction set in Ireland. I have read In Sunshine or In Shadow and loved it. Over to you, Cynthia! I believe I was destined to be interested in history. One of my distant ancestors, Thomas Aubert, reportedly sailed up the St. Lawrence River to discover Canada some 26 years before Jacques Cartier’s 1534 voyage. Another relative was a 17 th century “King’s Girl,” one of a group of young unmarried girls sent to New France (now the province of Quebec) as brides for the  habitants  (settlers) there. My passion for reading made me long to write books like the ones I enjoyed, and I tried penning sequels to my favorite Nancy Drew mysteries. Later, fancying myself a female version of Andrew Lloyd Weber, I drafted a musical set in Paris during WWII. A former journalist and lifelong Celtophile, I enjoyed a previous career as a reporter/editor for a small chain of community newspapers before returning to my f

Giveaway of Highland Arms at TRS's Thanksgiving Party

Join me at the TRS Thanksgiving Party - it's happening over the whole weekend - for a chance to win a PDF copy of Highland Arms and a wee bag of Scottish goodies! TRS Thanksgiving Party Looking forward to seeing you over there! Cathie xx

Romancing the Book: Fabulous Review of Highland Arms by Cathie Dunn

Wonderful new review received for Highland Arms. "Rose that Rules All'! I'm thrilled. Check it out! :-) Romancing the Book: Review: Highland Arms by Cathie Dunn

My Place - Home, Sweet Texas Home by Caroline Clemmons

Today I welcome multi-published author Caroline Clemmons to My Place. Her setting takes me back to good, old TV days. Lovely memories... Hello, I’m Caroline Clemmons and I’d like to thank Cathie for having me as her guest today. My husband and I live on a small acreage in rural North Central Texas in the U.S. Our daughters are grown, so our companions are our rescued pets: a black Shih Tzu named Webster and two cats, Sebastian and Bailey Erin. My parents and I moved to California when I was a baby and we returned to Texas when I was almost eight. Of course, I believed all the old cowboy movies and expected any minute to see Roy Rogers riding the range. Too bad--my dad was in the cotton business and we moved to a cotton farming area. Now, my husband and I live in genuine ranching and cutting horse country, and I see real cowboys whenever I go anywhere in our area.  My previous occupations have included stay-at-home mom (my favorite), medical secretary, newspaper reporter and columnis

My Place - Shattered by Jennie Marsland

This Sunday, I'm extending a warm welcome to the talented Jennie Marsland and her novel, Shattered. Her setting is fascinating! Jennie Marsland is a teacher, a painter, a musician and, for over thirty years, a writer. She fell in love with words at a very early age and the affair has been life-long. She enjoys writing songs and poetry as well as fiction. Jennie is a history buff as well as an unashamed romantic. Glimpses of the past spark her imagination, and she believes in happily ever after. She lives in Nova Scotia with her husband, their cat Emily and their outrageously spoiled Duck-Tolling Retrievers, Chance and Echo. My Place : My latest historical romance, Shattered, takes place in Halifax , Nova Scotia, one of Canada’s oldest cities. The reason for Halifax’s existence is its harbour, which is one of the biggest and deepest in the world. As an added bonus, the outer harbour is connected by a channel called The Narrows to a large inner harbour, Bedford Basin, which

I'm being Roasted today!

Today I'm joining the lovely ladies from  Author Roast & Toast  on the hunt for the elusive Wild Haggis. We're having a blast scaling Highland Hills and looking out for signs of wild animals. Hip flasks are a must-have accessory! Think we might even catch a glimpse of Nessie... Of course, we're having a feast to celebrate our success, so join us at The Feast of the Haggis! ~hic~ Oh, and I'll also give away a PDF copy of Highland Arms to one lucky commenter. See you over there... Cathie xx