The Great Parasolverse Read Along ~ Manners & Mutiny DVD Extras (Finishing School Special)

The Great Parasolverse read along continues with Manners & Mutiny the first Finishing School book… 2/18-3/3 Manners & Mutiny  released in November of 2015 Here are some fun blog posts and resources that tie to this book. Research I did, chattering on the subject of finishing a series and its overarching arc. Blurb: If one must […]

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Some Thoughts on 1850s Victorian Fashion as featured in the Finishing School Books (Special Extras)

The Finishing School books go from 1851 ~ 1854, Fashionable Reader. The silhouette itself remained basically unchanged throughout this time period. It wasn’t until the cage crinoline was introduced, after the final Finishing School book, that things moved quickly into new avenues. I thought you might like to see a sample of 1850s dresses specific […]

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Dressing Sophronia from the Corset Up (Finishing School Special Extras)

Good day Fashionable Reader, Today I’m posting all about what Sophronia was wearing under all those floofy dresses I describe in the Finishing School series. These books take place in the 1850s before the crinoline so the underpinnings are rather interesting. For those of us who are obsessed with such things. I hope you enjoy […]

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Waistcoats & Weaponry Breaking Down the Cover ~ Sophronia’s Fan (Special Extras)

On the cover of Waistcoats & Weaponry, Gentle Reader, Sophronia is holding a fan. I don’t interfere much with my cover art often or I try not too. I think Little Brown did a great job. But for Waistcoats & Weaponry I really pushed the fan. I mean it’s key to the plot and Sophronia’s favorite. […]

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Live From Seattle: Never Get A Chance To See Gail At A Bookstore? We Recorded This For You!

Well Gentle Reader, I was recently in Seattle at University Bookstore. They were gracious enough to organize something rather last minute for me. (All their stock is now signed, so if you missed me, you can still get something special for yourself.) I was there visiting and staying with my author friend and podcast co-host […]

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Curtsies & Conspiracies DVD Extras (Finishing School Special)

Curtsies & Conspiracies released in November of 2013 Here are some fun blog posts and resources that tie to this book. Research I did, chattering and amusement on the subject of brain farts and other issues. A conspiracy is afoot – one with dire implications for both supernaturals and humans. Curtsies & Conspiracies was a New […]

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