Author Archives: TBM

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.

Is it weird that cemeteries inspire me?

My last post was about going to Fenway to do research for a book. But that’s not always possible. When penning Confessions from the Heart, the prequel to the Confessions series, the two characters go to Mount Auburn Cemetery in … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Do They Still Feel You Up at Fenway?

It takes me time to become comfortable enough in a place before I can include a setting in a novel. Some of my books take place in Colorado, where I went to high school and college. I ended up loving … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Back to New York City

Last time, I shared about my time at RWA and New York City. Today, I’m here to share a bit about my second jaunt to the Big Apple for a long weekend. Since this trip didn’t involve any work, I … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

RWA and New York City

The second writing conference I attended last July was the national meeting of the Romance Writers of America in New York City. While I’ve been attending local chapter meetings of RWA since moving back to Boston, and I went to … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

GCLS and Pittsburgh: Two Firsts for Me

Gosh, I feel like I’ve been on the move since July 1. Over the past five weeks, I’ve attended the Golden Crown Literary Society conference in Pittsburgh, the Romance Writers of America conference in New York City, and then went … Continue reading

Posted in Writing Conferences | 6 Comments

Lesbian road trip to the Cotswolds

Back in March, I traveled to the United Kingdom for the London Book Fair. But that wasn’t the only purpose for the trip. For months, Clare Lydon, Harper Bliss, and I had been discussing working on a trilogy together, and … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Stepping back in time

After visiting Waldon Pond, I explored some sites near there, including The Old Manse. This house was erected by Rev. William Emerson in 1770.  William was the grandfather to Ralph Waldo Emerson, a famous transcendentalist speaker and writer.   The Old … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment