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. […]
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 […]
This week I’m participating in a Romance Writers Blog Hop. I almost want to say the Great Romance Writers Blog Hop; it has been passed from writer to writer for some time. Not only do you get to know a little about me and my writing process, but I get to introduce you to fellow […]
I recently saw the question “What is Regency?” My reaction was, “Do you mean people don’t know?” Since Dangerous Works and its soon to follow sequels are set in the era this is a question of some interest to me. Writers chat easily among themselves about what is Regency and what is Georgian and what is Victorian. […]
I’ve posted (and lamented) at length about women’s education or lack thereof in the Regency era and the years that followed. The few women with any sort of rigorous intellectual life or semblance of a classical education were self taught. Today I present an interesting example. Letitia Elizabeth Landon published poetry and novels under the […]
Women in Ottoman society may have been better educated than their contemporaries in England. The education of women is a major plot point in Dangerous Works. The topic seems to thread through many of my stories. I’m currently researching a new book, the third in the Dangerous series. To answer the question, “Might a woman be […]
Soul Mate has confirmed a release date for Dangerous Works. The book will be available September 3. We are still waiting for the final cover art.
Great News! Soul Mate Publishing has acquired Dangerous Works and will make it available in 2014. Look for it to appear on Amazon first, with other options to follow.