Firm Dates~and other news

April sped by in a whirlwind of writing, group promotion, and upheaval. I’m happy to report that The Upright Son has been handed to the editor and is on schedule to release on June 30. Alas I don’t have a presale date yet. It will be tight, possibly the first week in June. I’m anxious […]

WIP: An Unexpected Confrontation

The earl and Delia differ in every possible way, no way more than in their child rearing ideas. After an accident David has forbidden his children from going near hers. His daughter responds in predictable fashion: by running down to the neighboring house. *** “This young lady arrived on my doorstep and threw herself on […]

The Call for Reform

Did you know that demands for economic and political reform reached a crisis point in the years after Waterloo? The country experienced a recession in the aftermath of the wars and unemployment skyrocketed, aggravated by hoards of returning soldiers looking for work. Prices rose at the same time, while Parliament refused to reform the Corn […]

Perfection

If I’ve been quiet and off the blog lately, it is because I’ve been writing. Really. A house party is in full swing. A young lady just tried a blantant twisted ankle ploy behind the earl but his sister-in-law Lucy managed to intervene. He is escorting another lady, Lady Danbury’s recommended candidate to be his […]

Suppression and Reform

Prices fell but so did the value of farm goods, the price farmers could get for their grain, the value of manufactured goods and so on. The economy faltered. Taxes remained high, driven by the debt. Unemployment in all sectors rose. Cuts to the armed forces unleashed thousands of former soldiers adding to the pool […]

An Unexpected Visitor

***** The marchioness glanced around her drawing room. “It is… cozy.” “It suits. Now tell me again what you’re doing here. What is this business about talking sense into the Earl of Clarion?” “Danbury wants him for Home Secretary. The current government frets while unrest seethes and the Home Secretary either refuses to face it […]

Slow But Steady

The morning after a storm pounded the south and east, and the urban wilds of Eastern Pennsylvania (and New Jersey) awoke to steady rain that has washed away last evenings snow. Alas snow flurries have returned but they don’t amount to much. I’ll take it! Progress was made on The Upright Son last week, but […]

Release Week!

The Defiant Daughter remains 99 cents the first part of the week until it is released into the wild on Thursday. Early reviews have been really, really GOOD. I have scheduled four Facebook Group takeovers and two video interviews this week. I’ve had no time to plan a celebration, so I will probably just have […]

A Private Moment

Overwhelmed by opinions and advice from family about her future, Fanny is relieved when Eli pulls her aside. For Eli’s part, it is job to make a recommendation to the earl about what assistance the estate can give her. She refers to her young siblings as “the duckings” by the way. *** Eli led Fanny […]