Welcome to Forthcoming, the first of the regular features I have planned for the new blog. As I mentioned, each Saturday I'll be posting some peeks of what to expect each week at Disenchanted & Co.
If you're a regular at Paperback Writer you're probably familiar with the magic hat I use for giveaways. For the Toriana series I've acquired something similar: Her Ladyship's Hat Box. I suspect HB might be magic, too. When I moved it this morning, in fact, I heard a mysterious thump from inside. Could be there's something already in it, waiting to be given away next week . . .
Presently I'm hard at work on my next Toriana novel, and among the cast of characters is a newly-widowed lady. During our own Victorian era strict adherence to the rules of mourning became an inflexible and pervasive part of English culture. In my universe, however, the Torians have evolved mourning in a very different direction; one that has become something of an artform. Stop in next week if you'd like to know the hows and whys of mourning like a Torian.
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