One wonderful way to travel is back in time. What a pleasure it is to curl up and sink into a distant period where the dress, food and customs are different but where the personalities, motivations and desires are recognizable. The central delight, of course, comes from experiencing a romance—be it fiery or friendly but always fraught – as the hero and heroine bring love to life within the social and political dynamics of their time and place.
timeslip (n.)—a rift in the fabric of time that allows a person to experience significant events from a previous time period, especially from a previous lifetime; may be triggered when important people or objects from that previous time period come in contact with one another.
My non-fiction is continuous with my fiction in three respects. First, as a professional linguist, I love language as much as I love the language of love. Second, I have long been devoted to exploring the history of my discipline, and this disciplinary exploration parallels my devotion to writing historical novels.
Read Julie's blog post at the Huffington Post on Writing as an Aerobic Activity.
Follow my contemporary novellas, inspired by the series of international cities . . .