Monthly Archives: March 2016

I’m quite certain we’ve discussed this before

but I can’t find a post, so let’s discuss it again: movie houses. Not the places where you see films, but the places IN films and TV shows. There are movies I’ve seen where I almost don’t pay attention to … Continue reading

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Bonus post–with a surprise!

I was SO HAPPY to share the cover of the paperback version of A CURIOUS BEGINNING last week! And now I need another drumroll because I have the cover for the hardcover edition of Veronica’s second adventure, A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING … Continue reading

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Something about spring

The vernal equinox was last week in this hemisphere, and something about the coming of spring stirs us up from our winter slumbers. Everything that seemed cozy and warm and needful in the winter seems cumbersome and thick now. It’s … Continue reading

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Cheating with your books

I have friends who are faithful readers, keeping to one book only until it’s finished. I’m less devoted. I always have multiple books on the go. Here’s a peek at what I’m reading now: *On the nighstand: IN TEARING HASTE … Continue reading

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Going to want a drumroll for this…

A few weeks ago, my editor told me that my publisher has decided to create entirely new covers for the July paperback release of A CURIOUS BEGINNING. They wanted something whimsical that gave a strong sense of Victorian adventure, and…OH … Continue reading

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Julia news!

An eagle-eyed reader has alerted me to a new development with regard to the Lady Julia books! Last fall, my previous publisher began rereleasing the Julia digital books with new covers in the style of A CURIOUS BEGINNING’s cover. (They … Continue reading

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Quick note for Virginia Book Festival attendees!

During yesterday’s appearance at the Virginia Festival of the Book–hey, y’all, thanks for having me!–I mentioned a fabulous Persia Woolley book on writing historical fiction. I also mangled the title If you’re looking for it, the book is called HOW … Continue reading

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Reader, I murdered him…

If you subscribe to my newsletter, you have already read my fangirl squeeing over this, but for everyone else, it’s almost time for JANE STEELE to hit the bookstore shelves! Last autumn I crossed paths with author Lyndsay Faye, and … Continue reading

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A sybaritic weekend

So this past weekend, husband was out of town. He travels a decent bit for work, and it often happens that I am on deadline or otherwise heaped with writing and all its attendant responsibilities. And then there are weekends … Continue reading

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Women in history

Earlier this week we had International Women’s Day, and it seems like a splendid time to link to this fabulous article from English Heritage. It’s an interview with Bettany Hughes, one of my favorite historians, on the subject of women … Continue reading

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