Aug52019

Reticence Release Q&A and More!

My new book, Reticence, hits stores tomorrow, Gentle Reader. I hope you are excited to read Percy’s book and to visit more and very different parts of the world. You are in for a great deal of hijinks and silliness and a couple big reveals that I think will shock and delight about the world, […]

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Aug22019

Tidbits & Behind the Scenes Research for Reticence (Custard Protocol Special Extras)

So here’s some bits and bobs I researched for Reticence! I don’t think these are very spoiler-y but if you are super worried you might want to save this to read after you’ve finished the book. These are things, Gentle Reader, that may assist with comprehension but are not at all necessary. Party Inspiration For […]

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Jul292019

Introducing A New Character, Arsenic! Researching Lady Doctors in the Victorian Era for Reticence (Special Extras)

Reticence may have Percy on the cover but it opens with a fabulous new character, Arsenic! This is a teaser post and shouldn’t contain any spoilers so… read on! The opening scene… WANTED: Airship Doctor Physician welcome, surgeon preferred. Remuneration according to experience level. Education open to negotiation. Progressive philosophy and equable temperament preferred. Must […]

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Jul222019

Why Dress Characters in Victorian Sportswear? (Claw & Courtship Custard Protocol Special Extra)

I love me some Victorian sportswear, Gentle Reader. In How To Marry A Werewolf, Faith the main character (an upstart American girl) is a proponent of the great freedom and joy in the bicycle suit. In Reticence, new character Arsenic wears all manner of sportswear from a golfing costume to a bicycling suit as well. […]

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Jul192019

Spot the Outfit in the Book? Clothing Featured in How to Marry a Werewolf: 1890s Hats, Dresses, and Men in Uniform (Claw & Courtship Special Extras)

Want to play a rousing game of spot that outfit in How to Marry a Werewolf, Fashionable Reader? I feature a number of fashionable items from the historical record in this one. It was fun for me to research and to write. On Faith… Walking suit, American, circa 1890-95. Wool, silk taffeta. Mint Museum 1890 […]

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Jul172019

Boater Hats of the 1890s – Fashionable Research Behind How to Marry a Werewolf (Claw & Courtship Special Extra)

I love a boater hat (also called spinners), Fashionable Reader. One of the joys of writing in the 1890s (my Custard Protocol and Claw & Courtship series) is the fact that I can finally start to include this fashion item! Obviously this started as a gentleman’s hat. Source With the advent of women on bicycles, […]

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Jul122019

Dressing Percy & Quesnel for the Custard Protocol Books ~ Victorian Fashion for Men 1890s (Special Extra)

With Reticence coming out soon, and it being Percy’s book, I thought I might do a bit on men’s fashion for a change, Fashionable Reader. Here’s a quote from Reticence on the subject of Percy’s appearance… “The others looked interested, surprised, and resigned according to their natures. Except Percy, who looked like none of those […]

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