Convertibles aren’t just for Road Trips #thriftyregency

A Regency-costumed event that’s longer than a 21st century afternoon poses a problem: you need at least two gowns! From waking until dinner (at 4pm), you’ll wear a morning gown, which is modest, with full- or three-quarter-length sleeves and a … Read More

Interview at Wings of Paper

Loren over at Wings of Paper has posted an interview. Of me! She also translated my answers into Italian. Thanks, Loren! The questions mostly cover my debut novel, Boots & Backpacks. Here is one question, but head over to Loren’s … Read More

Twenty Layers of Unmentionables and no Panties!

I read bodice rippers! In the steamy scenes, the Regency hero is forced to wade through layers upon layers of underthings as he tries to seduce the heroine. The poor guy might find an overdress or an underdress as part … Read More

The Thrifty Regency Hat-trick!

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No rabbits are involved in this type of hat-trick! However, once in cricket, four times in NHL hockey, and twice in rubgy, three hat-tricks, or three sets of three goals scored by the same player, have taken place in a … Read More

Talking About A Peculiar Connection

A Peculiar Connection by Jan Hahn, published last month continues to get rave reviews. Here’s what some reviewers had to say: This tale, within the first few pages grabbed my heart with both hands and didn’t let go for a long … Read More

Talking About Aerendgast

Here’s what some reviewers have to say about Aerendgast: The Lost History of Jane Austen by Rachel Berman published in March: Fantastic Story of a Present Day Couple and an Incredible Secret Connected to Jane Austen Sophia Rose, Amazon Wow! … Read More

Special Headwear for the Grown-up Lady

If you asked a reader of Regency Romance what character would wear a cap, they would say a married woman or a spinster. But what makes a spinster, and why would they wear a cap? The reader would reply, an unmarried … Read More

Special Headwear for the Grown-up Lady

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If you asked a reader of Regency Romance what character would wear a cap, they would say a married woman or a spinster. But what makes a spinster, and why would they wear a cap? The reader would reply, an … Read More

Regency Bad Hair Day? Wrap a Turban!

When Regency fashionista Lord Byron was invited to visit Topkapi Palace in 1810, the Ottoman Turks refused to recognize his peerage and, as a non-diplomat, he was ranked behind everyone else. In hopes of changing their minds, the well-known dandy … Read More

Faking Purdy Locks: The Modern Hairstyle goes Regency

When my hair was long, the best up-do I could accomplish myself was the Olive Oyl look when attempting even the simplest bun! Now it’s cut in an angled bob, and the good news is the front is a nice … Read More

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