Allllllmost there…

on August 27, 2015

My revisions to Veronica Speedwell #2 are almost finished. I have a due date of August 31 that was graciously extended to September 7 since editor is on vacation, but as that overlaps book tour–and I don’t write when I travel–the end of August it is! And I’m grateful. This book has been a beast,…

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Sound the retreat!

on August 25, 2015

I love the idea of retreat, don’t you? Particularly at times like these when I’ve got a deadline looming and book tour coming up. Writing is such a solitary occupation that being thrust out of that is occasionally a daunting thing. Sometimes the carousel of activity whirls a bit too fast for me and I…

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Chat tonight!

on August 24, 2015

Tonight I’ll be over at Night Owl Reviews chatting about A CURIOUS BEGINNING. Chat begins at 8pm Eastern–join me!

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Victorian round-up!

on August 20, 2015

Which sounds like a really AWESOME rodeo, doesn’t it? But we’re rounding up links, not cattle. I’m posting a few places you might like to visit if you love all things Victorian. *Postal delivery times. Did you know that Londoners could receive mail delivery up to seven times a day? Makes our six times a…

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Talking about Granny Meg

on August 18, 2015

We haven’t had an ancestor post recently, and the visit to Westminster Abbey to see the tomb of Edward I was a chance to give a thought to his wife, Margaret of France. (Unfortunately, her tomb isn’t there. She was buried at Christ Church Greyfriars in London, but her burial place was despoiled during the…

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Tour dates and travel and books, oh my!

on August 14, 2015

We have finalized tour plans, chickens! The tour kicks off on September 2 in Florida and continues through Texas, Georgia, Arizona, North Carolina, and Maryland with multiple stops in a few of those states. Check the listing below to see when and we’re I’m going to be popping up. None of these near you? No…

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on August 13, 2015

Sometimes when I travel to a place I love, I get homesick for it when I return and settle back into my normal life. I was raised on a steady diet of English children’s books and Earl Grey, and I can say I was homesick for England before I ever went. There are a few…

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The story continues…

on August 11, 2015

Picking up where we left off yesterday with chapters three and four of A CURIOUS BEGINNING, the first Veronica Speedwell mystery!

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A sneak peek at Veronica!

on August 6, 2015

Those of you who subscribe to the newsletters have already gotten your exclusive sneak peek at A CURIOUS BEGINNING, the first Veronica Speedwell mystery. Now it’s time to share with everybody! Here are chapters one and two, and stay tuned Tuesday for chapters three and four…

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London, part deux…

on August 4, 2015

One of the things I love most about England is the food. Yep, I am THAT committed of an Anglophile. But English food gets a bad rap. It may not be thought of as dazzlingly innovative or exotic (or flavorful), but people who think the English don’t know how to eat haven’t been looking in…

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