It’s the first day of 2020! I don’t know about you, but I am ready for a new decade on a number of levels.
And… I’m thrilled to have the first two books of An Austen Ensemble available in paperback and ebook! The third will go live April 30, 2020, but is available for pre-order now. If you enjoy historical romance or Jane Austen, I know you’ll enjoy them.
This is my first foray into historical fiction, and I have even MORE respect for historical writers now. I thought, based on my obsessive reading of all things Austen, Bronte, and Heyer, that I would have a pretty good feel for the historical details needed. I was… wrong. So wrong. Hours of googling and research and staring at images on Wikimedia Commons wrong. Would Netherfield have a hallway? Would Anne use a vinaigrette in a carriage? What kind of carriage is it anyway?? On and on.
What does Tunbridge Wells look like? Would the de Bourgh’s private parlor in a hotel be near their rooms? What and why is a taproom? Why are miniatures only water-color? <muffled screaming>
I could go on and on, but that is all to say: I have whiter hair coming out of this than I had going in! I think when I have finished the last of A Gentle Touch (Book 3) I am going to detox with a space opera. I want to MAKE STUFF UP again… 🙂
Blessings in the new year to all of you!