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My Favorite Fictional Sweethearts

Valentine’s Day approaches, and over on Goodreads, someone asked me what are my favorite fictional couples. I cheated, of course, and managed to get in three pairs of lovers. First, I’d have to say Romeo and Juliet. There’s nothing like starry-eyed and highly sexed young lovers spouting the world’s most enchanting, poetic love lines  as […]

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What If Your Heroes Won’t Play Nice?

What if you can’t get your two favorite heroes from history to play nice? That’s the problem my main character, art historian May Gold has in my WIP novel The Renaissance Club. She has a plan to get her idol, Gianlorenzo Bernini, the rock star artist of the Renaissance, and his chief rival, architect Borromini, […]

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Happily buried in the Italian Renaissance

I’m coming down the home stretch (= two-thirds through) of what I sincerely hope is the final revision of my time travel novel, The Renaissance Club. I’m past fallen-in-love with Gianlorenzo Bernini — I’m in the forming-a-fan-club stage. If only for this sculpture of Apollo and Daphne, made early in his magnificent career as a […]