…an intriguing Guest Blog from Romance Author, Catherine La Roche…this LUV business it ain’t so easy, Lads and Lassies… #TBSU…

That bloody Scotsman, Seumas Gallacher, introduces us to Catherine Roach, professor of cultural studies and gender studies at the University of Alabama. Give it a read and then look for her latest yarn, KNIGHT OF LOVE.

Seumas Gallacher

…the wealth and depth of superb Guest Bloggers to this ol’ Jurassic’s blog continues with Author, Margaret La Roche… here’s a scribe-ess who not only writes excellent romance material, but delves into the ‘Hows’, ‘Whys’ and ‘Wherefores’ of the genre… fascinating post…

…but first, where are yer manners, Master Gallacher?… a wee introduction to the lady is called for…


…Catherine LaRoche is the romance pen name of Catherine Roach, who is a professor of cultural studies and gender studies at the University of Alabama.  Catherine won the Romance Writers of America Academic Research Grant in 2009 and is writing a book on how the story of romance—“find your one true love and live happily ever after”—is the most powerful narrative in popular culture.  A lifelong reader of romance novels, she combines fiction writing of historical romance with academic writing about the romance genre for the…

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About Ol' Big Jim

Ol' Big Jim, has been a storekeeper, an embalmer, a hospital orderly, a medical biller, and through it all, a teller of tall tales. Many of his stories, like his first book, New Yesterdays, are set in his hometown of Piedmont, Alabama. For seven years, he lived in the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Amman, Jordan where he spends his time trying to visit each one of the thousands of Ammani coffee shops and scribbling in his ever-present notebook. These days, you can find him back stateside, still filling notebooks.
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