I'm a lot of things: Reporter: Freelance, regularly contribute royal-related stories to Yahoo! News Author: 7 royal genealogies, 1 genealogy of my mother’s family, a reference guide for reporters covering royal events, and 1 novel (Immortal Betrayal) and still going strong. Genealogist: In addition to my books on the Habsburgs, Bourbons, Romanovs, and Hanovers/Windsors, I also wrote one about my own family. In the past: Travel agent, political activist, book seller, retail manager. Day job: government employee as an archivist.

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5 Tips for Landing a Government Job

Advice on how to get government jobs.

Royall Speaking

After 300 Years, the British Succession Laws Get an Overhaul

A run-down of the provisions of the 2013 law which will change the rules of succession to the British Throne.

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Archduke Otto of Austria, the Last 'European' Royal

So often the phrase "end of an era" is overused upon the death of a great personage. But in the case of Archdu ke Otto, there is no better way to describe his passing.
Today there are dozens of men w...

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Britain May Have Had Its Pomp, but Monaco Will Have Its Glamour

There is no doubt the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, had its share of pomp. But now we look forward to the next royal wedding on the social ...

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British Succession: Who is in, Who is out?

A rundown of the changes to the British Succession about to go into effect.

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Duke of Grafton, Friend of Royal Family and Direct Descendant of Charles II, Dies at 92

The family of Hugh Fitzroy, the 11th Duke of Grafton, has announced they will lay their beloved patriarch to rest on Friday, April 15. He passed away April 7, only days after celebrating his 92nd birt...

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Dutch-Born Duke of Parma Declares Himself Rightful King of Spain ...

Nephew of Dutch Queen pushes claims to be King of Spain

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Election of a Pope

As a non-Christian, many might wonder why I care about the Pope’s election. It has far more to do with apocryphal prophesy than with religion.
I have always been fascinated by the various end-of-times...

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Fandom Cons Can Be a Mixed Bag

Fandom Conventions can be a great resource for new writer's, but there are things to be aware of.

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Half-American Prince Albert of Monaco Never Forgets Maternal ...

MONACO -- When the celebrations for Prince Albert of Monaco's wedding to Charlene Wittstock kick off on Thursday, one of the first events will be attribute to the country of his mother's birth: the U.S.A. American legends, The Eagles, will perform in a concert open to all Monaco residents on Thursday night. The opening act will be Jason Hartman, a pop-rock star from the bride's native South Africa.

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Homework Tips

Tried and true methods of getting the kids to do their homework.

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How Queen Beatrix's Abdication Will Affect the Succession

The Dutch succession laws are very complicated. Here is a description of how a new King's ascension affects them.

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I Write the Samw Way I go to Baseball Games.

A quick description of my process for writing my novels.

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Kate Middleton Joining the Ranks of 'Good Queens Kate'

When Catherine (Kate) Middleton marries Prince William later this month, she will set herself on a path to be Queen. But there have been several Queen Catherines over the centuries. Here's a summary o...