Say hello to Bestselling Historical Romance writer, CINDY NORD…the USA Today Lifeblog ‘Recommended Read’ author of NO GREATER GLORY, a #1 Civil War Romance at Amazon for nearly a year, and book one in her four-book ‘The Cutteridge Series’. WITH OPEN ARMS, book two, debuts in August, 2014. Also, Cindy is pleased to be a contributing author in the delightful SCRIBBLING WOMEN & THE REAL-LIFE ROMANCE HEROES WHO LOVE THEM. She is a member of numerous writers groups, and her work has finaled or won countless times in competitions — including the prestigious Romance Writers of America National Golden Heart Contest. A luscious blend of history and romance, her stories meld both genres around fast-paced action and emotionally driven characters.
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With Open Arms

A war-weary ex-soldier. An untamable woman. Love doesn’t stand a chance in hell…
How can two mistrusting partners transform their fiery passion into happily-ever-after when all she knows how to do is fight? And all he wants is peace.
WITH OPEN ARMS (book two of my four-book, THE CUTTERIDGE SERIES). A #1 Bestselling Western Historical Romance at Samhain Publishing.

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No Greater Glory

Amid the carnage of war, he commandeers far more than just her home…
When a Union Army officer drenched in obligation collides with an unyielding southern widow locked inside her daily routines, not even the war raging around them is as explosive as the unexpected passion that erupts.
NO GREATER GLORY (book one of The Cutteridge Series). An RWA National Golden Heart finalist, a USA Today Lifeblog ‘Recommended Read’, & for nearly one full year, the #1 Civil War Romance at Amazon.

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The Typewriter!

Posted Feb 17 2016, 5:47 pm

Typewriter - Tower


Yep, the lowly lil’ typewriter! My first, a Tower typewriter, created by Sears & Roebuck. ‘Twas a marvelous creation, indeed.  But, let’s imagine creating novels on one today? LOL….I shutter at all the ‘white-out’ I’d need.

typewriter - ball


BUT, I digress. Instead, let’s take a trip all the way back to 1870 & see the “writing ball” created by a Danish pastor named Rasmus Malling-Hansen. ‘Twas a remarkable ‘first’ of its kind machine…’though it fell out-of-favor when, in 1874, a Milwaukee newspaperman & part-time tinkerer named Christopher Sholes approached the Remington Arms Company with a better idea. typewriter - first

The novel ‘creation’ clicked w/Remington executives & soon they rolled out the first mass-produced typewriter called the ‘Sholes & Glidden’…BUT, this looked too-decidedly ‘feminine’ since they manufactured the ‘type-writer’ in their ‘sewing machine department’ & adorned the piece with painted ‘flowers’ – no lowly clerk in his right mind wanted THAT in the office! Typewriter - Remington

typewriter - advertismentSo, the executives put their minds together & came up with ‘The Remington’ & this model was gladly embraced. Of course, other manufacturers soon jumped on the ‘typewriter’ bandwagon, until…


typewriter - underwood…1895, when a German-American inventor named Franz Wagner created ‘The Underwood #5’. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, “the name “Underwood” comes from John T. Underwood, a successful entrepreneur of ribbons & carbon paper who bought the company early in its history.” This model was produced by the millions for both personal use & office work & became the most popular typewriter ever…UNTIL…

typewriter - selectric


1965…when IBM (International Business Machines) breathed to life a model called ‘The Selectric’ with the lil’ ball-of-keys tucked inside. Yep, typewriters had come ‘full circle’…& the rest, as they say, is history. So, think of this evolution the next time we open up our WordPerfect program to write…☺



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