Welcome to Day 5 of the quote-a-day countdown giveaway, to celebrate the November 1st release of Beloved and Unseemly. To learn more about the lady professor’s adventures in book #5, along with details of the contest and prizes, click here: So here’s today’s quote, where you get a glimpse of Concordia’s…ahem, inquisitive nature: Hope your Monday…

   
Welcome to Day 4 of the quote-a-day countdown giveaway, to celebrate the November 1st release of Beloved and Unseemly. To learn more about the lady professor’s adventures in book #5, along with details of the contest and prizes, click here:   You mystery fans are going to like today’s quote:   …because it wouldn’t be a…

   
Welcome to Day 3 of the quote-a-day countdown giveaway, to celebrate the November 1st release of Beloved and Unseemly. To learn more about the contest and prizes, along with what the lady professor is up to in book #5, click here: Okie dokie then, here’s today’s quote! Hope your weekend is going well, and thanks for…

   
Welcome to Day 2 of the quote-a-day countdown giveaway, to celebrate the November 1st release of Beloved and Unseemly. To learn more about the contest and prizes, along with what the lady professor is up to in book #5, click here: So here you go, the Day 2 quote from Beloved and Unseemly:   Happy Weekend, everyone,…

   
Only twelve more days until Beloved and Unseemly, book 5 of the Concordia Wells Mysteries, is released!   A stolen blueprint, a dead body, and wedding bells…. Change is in the air at Hartford Women’s College in the fall of 1898. Renowned inventor Peter Sanbourne—working on Project Blue Arrow for the Navy—heads the school’s new engineering…

   
In writing about the world of Concordia Wells, I have to make sure the lady professor and her colleagues are always suitably attired in the style of the day. I use a variety of sources for descriptions and sketches of what these ladies wore during the Progressive Era. Two of my favorite books for research…

   
Okay, so it’s a made-up holiday (sponsored by the National Confectioners Association), but what’s not to love about celebrating that iconic summer treat, toasted marshmallows? The history of the marshmallow is pretty cool, too. Marshmallows were originally made from the root of the Marshmallow herb, also known as Althaea officinalis. The Egyptians made candy/cakes from it,…