research

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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In which I am not here

on October 28, 2014

Nope, not even close. This week I am in New York, meeting up with my agent and getting a formal introduction to my fabulous new publisher! In addition to visiting the offices of NAL/Penguin for the first time, I’m getting another first–the first time my husband and I have ever seen the city just the…

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In which we get to talk about clothes

on August 21, 2014

For reader question month, Megan B wanted to know: Where do you get your ideas for what the characters wear? Oh, the clothes are so much fun to play with! Since I tend to stick with a time period for several books, I get a thorough grounding in the popular silhouettes and fabrics. Luckily for…

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In which we’re talking research

on August 19, 2014

Continuing with reader question month, Aimee Celeste asked: You do a lot of great research for your novels. What are your favorite resources for historical details, particularly in the time periods you write in? I have a wide variety of sources, and I’m not remotely snobbish about where I start. For instance, I’m a huge…

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In which we talk travel

on August 14, 2014

Reader question month continues with this query from Carroll R: I better get one in at least–I loved the description of Damascus, the bazaars and the restaurant where they ate and the feeling of being there in that time—-What did you research to be able to describe it so well, and, as I was conjuring…

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In which it’s time for a dark road…

on September 23, 2013

I’ve heard from several of you how much you’re enjoying the retrospective project here on the blog—me too! It’s been fun to revisit the books and think about what I was pondering as I wrote each one. This week we’re featuring DARK ROAD TO DARJEELING, the fourth title in the Lady Julia series. If you’re…

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