Category Archives: Folly Friday

Hi everybody!  I want to take this Folly Friday to express my gratitude to my agent, John M. Cusick, my editor, Leila Sales, and all the people at Viking who took a chance on my little historical.  And to Janet … Continue reading

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I knew I would eventually hear comments about Vicky posing nude and whether an Edwardian girl would ever think about doing such a scandalous thing.  My editor questioned Vicky’s actions when we first embarked on our editorial journey together, so … Continue reading

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Dancing was an important feature of Edwardian society and so it was imperative for a well-bred young lady to know the latest dances as well as the more traditional ones.  I really loved researching this part of Vicky’s story (although … Continue reading

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William Fletcher, Vicky’s muse, hails from the medieval village of Rye in East Sussex, which is located on the south coast of England, about an hour or so from where I lived in Kent.  It’s a little hilltop village and very … Continue reading

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One of the best things about setting historical stories in England is that the places, for the most part, still exist. I was recently comparing a London street map from 1908 to a modern map and not a lot has … Continue reading

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There are several works of art woven into the storyline in A MAD, WICKED FOLLY.  I love to think about the meaning behind art, and so I chose works that helped me deepen the story’s themes  or emphasized what Vicky … Continue reading

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This Folly Friday we are going to the movies (or as Vicky would say, to the bioscope)! When I was researching A MAD, WICKED FOLLY, I wanted to immerse myself in the Edwardian period as much as I possibly could. … Continue reading

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