Samantha Holt, guest post

Hello readers…

Samantha Holt, authorI am interrupting the series for a moment and giving the blog over to Samantha Holt, who writes historical romance.

She shares with you the Pros and Cons of being the author of Historical Romance. I found her comments entertaining as well as informative.

First a little about Samantha…

Samantha Holt resides in Warwickshire, England, with her twin girls, having followed her soldier husband around the UK for nearly 10 years. Growing up in Hampshire, she was inspired by the authors Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell, both of whom lived and wrote only miles from her home town.

Samantha loves the romance genre and has been devouring romantic literature for as long as she can remember. History is another passion of hers and she loves to combine her love for history and romance into exciting and passionate tales.

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Samantha’s post

Pros of being a historical romance writer

  1. You walk around in a rosy haze making the world seem wonderful.picture of a bath
  2. You’re creative! This means you can write wherever you want. The bath is my favourite.
  3. Watching romantic films is considered research.
  4. You get to explore castles as research.
  5. After hours of writing medieval dialogue, husband responds very well to being called ‘My Lord.’
  6. You expand your cooking knowledge when researching medieval recipes.
  7. You learn new things about chosen period and therefore sound amazingly well-educated.

Cons of being a historical romance writer

  1. You walk around in a rosy haze. Family don’t like this apparently.
  2. You brain prefers that you write in bed. At 2am in the morning.
  3. All your royalties get spent on tissues when watching said romantic films.Castle
  4. You have to explore castles as research – do you know how many steps those things have?
  5. You forget how to talk normally after writing dialogue and the postman is never impressed. I thank thee for thy missive, good Sir.
  6. You learn useless things that will never impress anyone.  Cobwebs were considered to cure warts in medieval times – try using that as a conversation starter.
  7. Family refuses to eat medieval culinary delights thus rendering knowledge useless. Why will they not eat a recipe delightfully named ‘Garbage’?

I couldn’t help it Samantha… I looked up the recipe for Garbage. I must say I don’t blame your family for not wanting to eat it but for anyone who is interested, here is the link to the recipe

The ingredients

1 lb. chicken heads
1 lb. chicken feetChicken feet
1/2 lb. chicken livers
1/2 lb. chicken gizzards
4 cups beef broth
4 slices bread
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. mace
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
pinch saffron
1/4 cup verjuice

Well, Samantha I have learnt a lot from your blog. Thank you very much.


8 thoughts on “Samantha Holt, guest post

  1. Alease Josephson

    Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. Ill be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. Ill definitely comeback.


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