Time Capsules…

I recently saw an article in the (where else?) Wall Street Journal about a room at Oglethorpe University that is, in essence, a huge time capsule. It’s received the name “The Crypt of Civilization” (which is interesting as it was created in 1936) and is slated to open in 8113. Well…I won’t be around. Thank you to Wikipedia for the photo on the left which shows the contents of the crypt.  It has 800 books sealed inside as well as other items of note. Back in the ‘60s, my family lived by a community time capsule that had been buried
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It’s A Fine Day for Capitol Danger!

Hello everyone! First of all, thank you for being here! The Romance Bandits blog got hacked and we’ve had no way to let you know and no way to answer comments or post blogs.(Jeanne actually wrote this post but couldn’t get in to put it up, so Nancy did that for her.)You may get lighter responses today because of that, but nevertheless, please know that we’re here and reading! As you may have seen from the newsletter, Banditas Nancy Northcott, Suz Ferrell and our fabulous frequent guess, J.D. Tyler got together for a very cool anthology! The world is changing
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It’s AUGUST! Coming Attractions….

Hey everyone!  How’s your summer going?? How can it possibly be AUGUST already??? I hope you’ll join me and Banditas Suz and Nancy as we have a LAUNCH in the LAIR on August 8!  We’ll be joined by the always awesome J.D. Tyler because the four of us collaborated on a really cool anthology. In the meantime, the book is up on all the platforms, so if you’re interested, take a look!  We’ll see you on the 8th!

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Bandita Booty – No Comfort for the Lost and Fly Swatters

Hi all – Between vacations and the RWA conference, this post sort of got lost – but Nancy has informed me that she has chosen PISSENLIT for a copy of No Comfort for the Lost.  Pissenlit, please go to Nancy Herriman’s website at http://www.nancyherriman.com and give her your contact information.  She’ll send a copy of the book right out. LOUISA CORNELL – I took my fly swatter to conference but I didn’t see you  (of course, there were several thousand people there and I was running like a rooster with their head cut off).  Could you drop into my website at
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Road Trip to Missouri!

Last month we talked about family reunions and this month I’m reporting back on mine . At the end of June, my husband and I packed up the car and left Ohio in the midst of a rainstorm to end to sunny Missouri.  The sun is important as we haven’t seen much of it since we returned to Ohio (sigh).  It’s been way too rainy here. Our first stop, the iconic St. Louis arch.  I didn’t realize you could go to the top of the arch, but you can!  (They are remaking and landscaping the park beneath the arch –
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Writing the Mystery Series with a dash of Romance

Join me in welcoming my friend, Nancy Herriman, for a return visit to the lair.  You may recall Nancy from her inspirational historicals but she’s changed gears and now writes historical mysteries.  Her latest is absolutely brilliant, but I’ll let her tell you. I have to admit that I’ve always loved mystery series that feature a heroine and a dashing hero to share sleuthing duties. To me, the burgeoning romance always provides extra opportunities for tension. Given how many mystery series seem to have a romance element in them, I can’t be alone in my affection for the trope. So,
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We Have a Winner!

The winner of Robin Gianna’s book, HER GREEK DOCTOR’S PROPOSAL, and a tote bag is…..   Colleen C.  !!!!   Congratulations!  If you can visit Robin’s website at www.RobinGianna.com and send her your contact information, she’ll have that in the mail pronto! Thanks everyone for celebrating with us.

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July Coming Attractions

I love July.  It’s hot, sticky with good outdoor eating and firework displays lighting the skies from every little burg and village.  We’ll have some fireworks in the blog as well.  July is the month for the Romance Writers of America convention in New York City.  I’m guessing we’ll be seeing some feedback on that.  Plus we have some guests to the lair.  So check on us often.     On July 14th, Nancy Herriman will be with us discussing the challenges of developing a love story over a number of books in an historical mystery series.   I’ll be
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Ah…Greece! And Robin Gianna

Hi guys.  I’m thrilled to welcome my good friend, Robin Gianna, back to the lair.  I normally try to put the authors photo right at the top of the blog, but I messed up.  However, as Robin is a frequent guest, and her photo is in the photo at the bottom of the blog about Delphi, I hope you’ll forgive me.  Besides, isn’t that a gorgeous cover!  Love that it incorporates blue as you can see from Robin’s photos – it’s appropriate. 😛  With that, here’s Robin…) Hello, All! Thanks for having me back at the Romance Bandits! My husband likes
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Fun With Fandom

The last weekend in May, Jeanne and I did something new to both of us.  We were guests at a science fiction convention, ConCarolinas.  We were both on several panel discussions, and the Duchesse presented her fabulous workshop on body disposal.  On top of all that, we participated in a reading and did some work on a joint project for next year. It was a fun weekend! Today, we’re sharing some of our experiences. Jeanne, this was your first science fiction convention (or con), wasn’t it?  How was it different from the romance conventions you’ve been to? Yes, and I loved
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