Finishing the Book

An author’s greatest joy (besides coming up with a strong idea for a story) is finishing the book. It may take only weeks or it may take months (or years!) but there is nothing so satisfying as coming to the…

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Catching Up with Reflections Bloggers

Inspirational Regencies Represent! The Romance Writers of America had their annual awards ceremony this past weekend. Inspirational Regencies were well-represented when our very own Kristi Ann Hunter won the Golden Heart award for unpublished Inspirational manuscripts. You can check out…

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The Parasol, a Necessary Regency Accessory, by Susan Karsten

Parasols were introduced to England from China. The earliest ones were silk and often shaped like a pagoda. This elegant accessory was mainly to shade a lady’s delicate, fair complexion.  Jaunts through warehouses for accessories would have included buying parasols…

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A New Regency

What does it feel like to be on the brink of having a new regency published? For a writer, it’s a mix of emotions when she gets back the galleys from an editor. Likely the author hasn’t looked at this…

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The Steward ~Guardian of the Noble Estate (farm), by Susan Karsten

Do we. as regency readers, fully understand how, and from where, the wealth of the average wealthy nobleman arose? Mostly, from farming. Yes, there were those who had ships, investments, mines, you name it, but farming the family land was…

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Market Towns: The Mall of the Regency

Kristi here. Imagine for a moment that you are a resident in a small town in Regency England. You have a small garden, perhaps a farm. Maybe you are in trade and live in town. No matter where you live,…

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I went to the Regency Ball and all I got…

Vanessa here, I’m still in high cotton (Southern Phrase for High Ropes) and very tired after last week’s conference bonanza. I was privileged to attend the national conference for Romance Writers of America (RWA) and the conference of one its…

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And You Think Your Street Needs Repairs

And You Think Your Street Needs Repairs Caught all the Episodes of The Bargain   ||Buy at Amazon To go on holiday, or even to market from farm or country house, the Regency traveler needed to make that journey on…

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