The Orangery in Georgian Scotland (via) All Things Georgian

We are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming back the author Regan Walker whose latest book has just been released – A Secret Scottish Christmas and today she’s written a guest blog about orangeries. Whether you call them orangeries, hothouses, greenhouses or conservatories, buildings in which plants were allowed to grow in an environment sheltered from […]

Research

Aspects of the unfinished book that still haunts me pop up all the time, but I still don’t know what to do with it. One of the three heroines (that number maaaay be one of the problems) is in a wheelchair. She is the Victorian era heroine. I’m saving this invalid chair post on Two Nerdy […]

The Uske

In a crumbling otherworldly society once dedicated to life, love and beauty, one young woman must risk all to free…the Uske. “The sun had begun to set but it was light enough for Alder to clearly see the thing in his hand. It looked like nothing. Three inches of black stone or glass: rough and […]

FOLLOW ME is a Kindle Exclusive Romance!

  FOLLOW ME is a Kindle Exclusive Romance Book Deal for the entire month of July! Get it here for just 99 cents! Claire Islington, blessed with a perfect life, is torn between her fiancé and a phantom lover from nineteenth-century England who awakens a passion in her like she has never known. Her soul echoes the […]

in the place where she fell

Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life, is a beautifully strange book that somehow captures what writing, as a life, a vocation, an avocation, is like. What it feels like. Catching and revealing what something is, and how it might be experienced using nothing but words is all that writing is. It’s hard. It’s easy. It’s almost […]

The Nature of Things

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir In 1911 Anna Botsford Comstock, Professor in Nature-Study in Cornell University Emeritus, published HANDBOOK OF NATURE-STUDY for Teachers and Parents. The book is based on a series of leaflets intended to re-introduce children […]