Chéri – Inspiration for the Scarlet Salon

I'm a huge movie buff, and have no qualms in admitting that I can be inspired by scenes created on-screen, as well as, those found between the pages of a book. Inspiration can come from anywhere really, and interestingly enough it was a movie I watched starring the very beautiful and talented Michelle Pfeiffer that … Continue reading Chéri – Inspiration for the Scarlet Salon

Breeches over petticoats? Regency brothels got you covered

While doing research for an upcoming Novella, I found it surprisingly difficult to find information about male sex workers during the regency period in England. There's quite a bit of information about the subject during the Victorian era, as well as, some references to Georgian times... but regency proved to be harder to pin down. … Continue reading Breeches over petticoats? Regency brothels got you covered

The Last Visit to the Tudor Court

I've enjoyed reading Philippa Gregory's historical novels ever since her release of "The Other Boleyn Girl." Not only are her books very well-researched and historically accurate but she really makes me sympathize with her main characters. "The Last Tudor" was the story of the three Grey sisters: Jane, Katherine and Mary. It's told from each … Continue reading The Last Visit to the Tudor Court