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Guest Blog: Borgia Madness

More guest blogging today, over on The Reading Frenzy! Topic? Why I write about the Borgias, which Borgia I’d most like to meet, and all the crazy things that make them tick:

“I couldn’t suppress a giggle when I wrote Giulia tearing her beautiful hair in frustration at yet another papal family crisis and crying out, `Maybe there’s a REASON Popes aren’t supposed to have families!’ She’s got a point there–Pope Francis today has quite enough to do without having to manage four children and a girlfriend!”

Though wouldn’t it be interesting if he did?

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Would The Borgia Family Be On Facebook Or Twitter?

I’m chatting with Debbie over at The Reading Frenzy today, and she had some great questions! Including my favorite: “If the Borgias could use social media, would they prefer Facebook or Twitter.” My answer:

“Lucrezia Borgia is just a teenage girl during The Serpent and the Pearl, so she’d be a Facebook junkie: `OMG, just saw portrait of Prince of Aragon; he’s like Henry Cavill gorge!!! Fingers crossed this betrothal goes through!!!` And my heroine Giulia Farnese, papal mistress and the most fashionable woman of the Renaissance, would be a Pintarest girl: `Here’s the hairstyle I wore to Mass last Sunday; you need six strands of pearls and five feet of hair.’ 300,000 women have repinned this!’

To read the rest, click here. And don’t forget – I’m showing up at the Writerspace Reader’s Chat Room at 9pm ET tonight for the Berkley Jove Author Chat, so drop by to say hi or ask a question if you feel so inclined!

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