I am in the middle of writing a long post for History Imagined, and as i do my next novel is beginning to fall into place. I have already scoped out the Mallet boys, children of Georgiana and Andrew of Dangerous Works. I hinted in The Reluctant Wife that their son Richard is a budding archaeologist fascinated with Egypt. This week I’m researching Mehmed (or Mohammad) Ali the rebellious Ottoman governor of Egypt: rebellion, civil war, and of course the intervention of the Western powers. England wanted the Empire to remain strong as a buffer to Russia. France sided with Egypt. This took place in the late 1830s and culminated in 1840—just my time period. How convenient! Want to know more? Stop by Caroline Warfield’s Fellow Travelers Tuesday October 16! I play to discuss my plans in more detail. Not a member? Join now.
As to this week, I’ll be celebrating Princess Eugenie’s wedding with the authors of the Royal Wedding Hop. Each one has will have prizes to give away and there is a grand prize. Go to the Facebook group join in the fun!
The Bluestocking Belles’ 2018 anthology, Follow Your Star Home is for sale at a pre-order price of 2.99. It goes up after launch on November 4. If you missed the excerpt from my story The Last Post on First Kiss Friday on Sherry Ewing’s blog last week, check it out now. I am making plans to write a series of chapters that link The Last Post to last year’s Roses in Picardy so that I can release it as a single novel.
I’m still finishing up the to-be-announced Valentine’s day story as well. Much to do this week! But first, coffee.