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Funnily enough, Gentle Reader, the title of this blog was a place holder for over the weekend while I was fiddling with it until I decided I liked it and left it there.

Holding pattern right now while I wait for my M&M edits. I was going to get all started on Imprudence but then I found out that the M&Ms were incoming. I thought their would be no point in beginning Imprudence only to have to stop before I had really gotten started.

via vintage-vs-retro tumblr Dovima in travel, 1956

So I’m taking today and tomorrow to do a fat load of business back log and prep for when I start the Spring of Epic Travel of Epicness. What does this entail? Well, things like readying the newsletter for the end of the month (the prizes are good this time, my darlings, really good); transferring notes and quotes from my various readings; catching up on the social media; coaxing Author Central into some proximity of functionality; tinkering with the website; processing research data; and Dealing With My Phone.

My phone is a putz. No, dears, no, there really is no more genteel way of putting it.

Some people, when a piece of technology dies, they are calm. They think to themselves, “Ah well, this is what happens, things die, programs fail.” Some people quietly go to their backups. They reboot with equanimity. Some people heave a heavy sigh an move on with their lives.

I am not one of those people.

When my phone dies it a is a personal affront. The phone HAS BETRAYED ME.

And that’s all I’m going to say about that… cursed little traitorous evil no-better-than-an-ugly-paper-weight piece of doody. Grrrr.

{What is Gail’s Book Group reading for January? Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis}


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Portrait of five women Cromer’s Amateur, French, active
1845 – 1855  ca. 1850 daguerreotype via eastmanhouse tumblr

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

1950 Brooch  1950s  1stdibs.com

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

16-Bit Game Controller Doormat at ThinkGeek

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

the-vortexx-tumblr Victorian slang terms you never knew existed


Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last Releases November 2015. Not yet available for pre-order. Edits stage.

Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First Release date March 17, 2015 available for pre-order!

The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
 The Custard Protocol Series: 1 Prudence (Coming March 17, 2015)
The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels

Book News:
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