Author’s Blog

Women of Acclaim

Research is one necessary task for a writer of historical fiction. Sometimes research uncovers the unexpected. While searching for portrait painters from the Georgian/Regency period I discovered that, when a personal act of George III founded the Royal Academy of Arts in 1768, two of the founding members were women: Mary Moser and Angelica Kauffman. […]

Ah, Family! Have You Heard the Story?

This week I had the joy of a visit from some of my favorite cousins. In addition to food, good conversation, and touring the some of the prime historical sites here in Philadelphia, we had reason to talk about our grandparent’s lives. They brought some boxes of papers left by our late uncle. Some stories […]

A Confession

I confess to you sadly that up until a month ago I had never read a Georgette Heyer novel.  Worse, gentle readers, when I did, I didn’t like it. I hear the collective gasps of Heyer devotees around the world. I can explain. First, a step back. Having written about the regency era, the question became, […]

Writer’s Avalanche

Some people have asked if Dangerous Works would have a sequel. Yes! This has been a productive month, and as I picked up steam after the holidays an avalanche of work has overtaken me.  (The Great Nor’easter of 2015 is about to hit. Snow is on my mind) I woke up this morning to edited […]

MLK, Service, and Charity in the Regency Period

Today is Martin Luther King Day. In addition to remembering the sacrifices and goals of the Civil Rights Movement, the day has come to include a focus on service and giving back to the community. That led me to ask, “What did people do in the Regency Era?” The answer turned out to be, more […]