Word of the Week – Siren

Word of the Week – Siren

Anyone who has read The Odyssey has "met" the original Sirens ... the mythological creatures in Greek history who lure sailors to their destruction on rocks with their sweet singing. But I daresay most of us haven't looked too closely at the word. The Greek seirenes is from seira, which means...

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40 Things

40 Things

We're somehow to the middle of August again ... which means at my birthday again. Which, in turn, means time for another post reflecting on the year--on things learned, things discovered, things loved, things hated. And of course, this is a milestone year. Forty! (Cue all the "Really? You don't...

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Word of the Week – August

Word of the Week – August

I learned way back in my school days that two of our summer months are named for Roman emperors--July (for Julius Caesar) and August (for Augustus Caesar). I imagine you knew that too. Similarly, you probably know that august as an adjective means "solemnly grand, inspiring reverence," as it has...

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Behind the Design of Bring Her Home

Behind the Design of Bring Her Home

Okay, so it's been approximately forever since I took the time to create a behind-the-scenes post about one of the book covers I've done...even though I still get requests for them...and even though the response has always been pretty amazing. Why? Because they take time, and that's something I...

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Word of the Week – Cult and Culture

Word of the Week – Cult and Culture

A week or two ago, that familiar chime of "Word of the Week!" sang out through the house. I looked up--ever eager for a new word to add to the list--and said, "Oo! What?" My husband replied with, "Cult and culture. They're clearly related, but I'd never stopped to wonder how." Neither had I! But...

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Word of the Week -Popsicle

Word of the Week -Popsicle

Revisiting this delicious word today. Originally published August 27, 2018. The heat of summer is fully upon us, and we all know nothing tastes as good on those hot summer days as cool treats. Ice cream, Popsicles, frozen coffees and yogurts and you-name-it. My assistant’s little boy asked where...

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Word of the Week – Cappuccino

Word of the Week – Cappuccino

Cappuccino. The mere word conjures up images of beautiful coffee, and the mere thought gets my tastebuds dancing. I am a coffee lover, so all kinds of coffee earn this reaction. Latte, mocha...mmm. Yep. I've always loved cappuccinos too, since I was a kid, even before I drank coffee daily. Now,...

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Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award winning author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary.