Category: Blog Posts

Putting it Together – Writing Process

Putting it Together – Wr..

Posted October 10, 2019 by Reina in Blog Posts, Writing Process / 0 Comments

I was never a fan of Jenga… nothing wrong with the game, but I didn’t like the concept of taking out pieces only to make a strong structure into a precarious one. Don’t get me wrong, I love the strategy of it, but I like building things. That’s probably why I enjoy reality shows like […]

Breeching: Clothing… Not Birth

Breeching: Clothing… Not..

Posted February 3, 2019 by Reina in Blog Posts, Old West, Research / 0 Comments

I like the little things… no, we’re not talking about ‘sweating’ the small stuff… but there are so many things that were different in the past that seem almost alien to people in the modern world. I think the most important thing is to keep learning and that, for me, means to keep reading books […]

Thanksgiving Receipts – Peterson’s Magazine 1868

Thanksgiving Receipts – ..

Posted November 5, 2018 by Reina in Blog Posts, Bower Colorado, Historical, Old West, Sweet / 0 Comments

Being the month of Thanksgiving, I thought I’d share two receipts from Peterson’s Magazine 1868 (now remember, I haven’t tested these receipts/recipes… so be careful) Mashed Potatoes. – Mashed potatoes form a very common dish at English tables. This dish is generally, however, a kind of substitute, for the vegetable is seldom mashed unless it […]

Lessons Learned – First Book Signing

Lessons Learned – First ..

Posted October 8, 2018 by Reina in Blog Posts, Events, Signings / 0 Comments

Originally posted on Smart Girls Read Romance – Sitting in a hotel, about to fall asleep, because tomorrow I fly home to Hawaii. Yesterday, I had my first book signing. Leading up to it that morning, my stomach was in knots and laughter was easy, but it came from a nervous place in my chest. […]

Voice – the Everlasting Search

Voice – the Everlasting ..

Posted June 8, 2018 by Reina in Blog Posts / 0 Comments

When you walk into a museum or a gallery and see a painting, sometimes you can just ‘tell’ who painted it. Blurred strokes, waterlilies, dreamy colors… Monet, right? (We have this painting here in Honolulu) Stars, watered-down images, directional brush strokes… Van Gogh? You got it! But, that’s not ‘just’ it. Artists go through their […]

Position & Positioning – Let’s talk about…

Position & Positioning &#..

Posted June 8, 2018 by Reina in Blog Posts / 0 Comments

Position and Positioning First of all, apologies to the Sherman Brothers for using their song title for a title, but it fits, if only in it’s surface.  The original song is in their 1976 Movie version of the Cinderella story and talks about class and rank in a feudal society… But me? Umm… I’m going […]

Navigating the ‘Muse’-fields

Navigating the ‘MuseR..

Posted June 8, 2018 by Reina in Blog Posts / 0 Comments

“You know, if I just had some time, I could write a book.” That’s one I’ve hear a number of times. And it’s true. Given a little time, you could write a book. That’s how I do it. Take time + Dedication + Pressure + Deadlines + Anxiety…. there’s a lot of things that go into a book/novella/novel. For […]