Rough Drafts and Coffee

Rough Drafts and Coffee

This post started on Facebook as an update to people who know me in real life as to what I’ve been up to for the past two years.  As it turns out, I’ve been up to way too much for a brief Facebook post. Last week, I finished the first draft of my...
5 Things to Know About Dorset

5 Things to Know About Dorset

Since I’ve set my entire “Only in Edenbrooke” series in the country of Dorset, England, during the Regency period, I thought it only fair to give a little background on the area.  So, here’s the top five things you should know about this...
Regency Glassware

Regency Glassware

I was in the mood to look at pretty things today, so let’s examine glassware of the Regency affluent.  English glass was dominant in the world from the beginning of the nineteenth century forward.  English lead crystal was considered the finest material and...
Architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts

Architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts

Fair warning: As the hero in my first novel is an architect, the next several blog posts will be focusing on architects and architecture during the late Georgian Era and Regency.  You may end up knowing way more about what type of paper architects used for drafting in...
The Twelfth Night Cake

The Twelfth Night Cake

I decided to indulge my sweet tooth this month and look into Twelfth Night Cake.  Twelfth Night, or January 5, marked the end of the winter holiday season. The cake, which had the same ingredients as a bride cake, was made with dried fruits and spices.   In wealthy...

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