Ketchup Blog ~ Missing Companions

Things are going pretty well, Gentle Reader. I’m finally healing up and my energy levels have resumed. A lot has changed while I’ve been out of it. And frankly, my dear, I don’t handle change very well.

You see, I’m not really a solitary writer. I write best with at least one other person sitting near or across from me… also writing. Occasionally, one or the other of us will look up (me to ask how to spell something ~ it’s always spelling, him on a point of business, her on a chapter title idea) but usually it’s just us silently typing.

Sadly, the world has conspired to relocate my writing companions to other states over the last six months. I am a little bereft. Not to worry, I will find someone new soon I hope.

Other than that I’m back to writing most days so if you see me on Twitter in the afternoons I’m actually not there (via the magic of Hootsuite) or I have miraculously already finished my word count for the day.

{Gail’s monthly read along for August is My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse}


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Ensemble de toilettes de la maison.
Title-  Le Moniteur de la Mode Date-
Tuesday, August 1, 1843 Item ID-  v. 27, plate 58

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Cleo de Morode

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Traffic rules for London in 1800

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  


  • Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Releases Nov. 3, 2015. Available for pre-order! In production.
  • Imprudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the Second. Working rough draft, about 1/2 way.

The Books! 

 The Custard Protocol Series
1 Prudence, 2 Imprudence
The Parasol Protectorate Series
1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
 $0.99 short stories (ebook only)
Marine Biology; My Sister’s Song; Fairy Debt;

Book News:
Jennifer @bookshelfery says of the Waistcoats & Weaponry audiobook: “What do you get when you cross supernatural creatures, flywaymen, picklemen and teenaged girls being trained for espionage?  AWESOME IS WHAT YOU GET!”

Quote of the Day:
“In addition, the rise of mass production gave many access to objects that only few could have acquired earlier. Therefore the status markers moved on from the now less-expensive accumulation of possessions to another, more expensive and time-consuming, preoccupation: keeping clean.”
~ The Victorian House by Judith Flanders

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