Historical Romance Author|harper@harperstgeorge.com

The Creative Process

Beards, Baths, and Beauty – aka Viking Hygiene

I’m in the middle of my Viking novel and have just realized there is probably an excessive amount of washing and taking of baths going on with my characters. Is this accurate? Did people in the mid-ninth century worry so much over their personal hygiene? I don’t know. Probably not, but I do know […]

How real is too real?

One of the issues I’m struggling with now is how to bring realism to historical romance while still keeping the romance thriving. As a reader, nothing will make me put down a book faster than an author who glosses over some of the grittier and more unpleasant parts of history. We’ve all read those […]