Historical fiction writer’s lament

It would be interesting to know how officers’ wives intellectualised their experiences in Spain and Portugal. However, setting aside a collection of epic lays of little relevance to our topic–viz., Continue ReadingHistorical fiction writer’s lament

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Research for Writing: Stories of Women

One of the delights of writing about the Regency, especially stories that include soldiers, is the sheer amount of on-the-scene documentation available. This is said to be the first conflict in Continue ReadingResearch for Writing: Stories of Women

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Online trove for Austenites

The British Library has scanned many of its artifacts by and about Jane Austen, including this manuscript page from Persuasion (my fave): (I love the mark-ups: No one’s first draft is perfect.) Continue ReadingOnline trove for Austenites

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Why I Put a Melee in a Romantic Novel

Why would a romance-loving writer like me set a story in the middle of a melee? My latest novel, An Untitled Lady, includes events around 16 August 1819 in Manchester, Continue ReadingWhy I Put a Melee in a Romantic Novel

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Aurora Regency House Party this week

Aurora authors and editors are playing host to a five day fete to celebrate the third anniversary. will be hosting giveaways via Facebook, the Aurora blog, and on Twitter (#aurorahouseparty). Continue ReadingAurora Regency House Party this week

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Costume Symposium at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

I know many Regency readers love to read about the dresses and gowns and ribbons and all the details. So when I heard that Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, in Alexandria, Virginia, Continue ReadingCostume Symposium at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

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Excerpt — An Untitled Lady

An Untitled Lady is through edits, which means I can share the first scene with you! The book will be released by Musa Publishing on Dec. 20, 2013. Here’s the Continue ReadingExcerpt — An Untitled Lady

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One last look at RT2013

The folks at RT Book Reviews have posted loads of photos from their recent RT Convention on Flickr–pages and pages of them. Including one of me, leading the fan game Continue ReadingOne last look at RT2013

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Fans in the Regency

Getting ready for my part in Lady Lavinia’s Regency Bridal Shower, a reader event at this week’s RT Booklovers Convention in Kansas City, I wanted to learn some about the language Continue ReadingFans in the Regency

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