Happy Bastille Day, my dears–and we have a chat!

on July 14, 2016

It’s Bastille Day in the middle of the Tour de France, so time to wave the tricoleur! (And as much as I enjoy my royal ancestors, I had a little shiver of history-lover delight when I saw the birth record for my 5th-great-grandfather who was born in Alsace-Lorraine during the French Revolution to “Citizeness” Meuret…)…

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Bonus post!

on July 13, 2016

To celebrate the release of her latest Lady Darby mystery, AS DEATH DRAWS NEAR, the delightful Anna Lee Huber popped by to share a post. Yay! Catch up with Anna and get all the up-to-date info at her site. Off the Beaten Path in Rathfarnham. Ireland with Anna Lee Huber I chose Rathfarnham, Ireland as…

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IT’S HERE!

on July 12, 2016

It’s release day, my dears–I am BEYOND DELIGHTED that A CURIOUS BEGINNING is available in paperback today! It’s a gorgeous trade edition that is absolutely perfect for reading groups. Have you seen the reading group questions? Just click on the page for A CURIOUS BEGINNING and follow the link to the full guide for your…

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Wrapping up Twitter questions

on July 7, 2016

Today we’ve got a twofer! I’m answering the last two Twitter questions. First up, Christina had a query about imposter syndrome vs. historical fiction: Do you ever feel like you’ve captured the time period? Capturing the time period is impossible, so I don’t aim to. The difficulty is that, while familiar, the past is a…

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References for Kate

on July 5, 2016

Via Twitter, Kate asked: What are your go-to references for historical accuracy in fashion, politics, social interaction, etc? Most readers and writers are familiar with the obvious sources, so I’m going to list a few that might not immediately come to mind: *Instagram. I’ve only been Instagramming for about a year, but I’ve found a…

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