Curtsies & Conspiracies in Trade Paperback ~ Insider Trading Imagery


Dear Gentle Reader, Curtsies & Conspiracies is now available in trade paperback size! Soon, of course, Waistcoats & Weaponry releases in hard cover.


It was such a fun book to write, although it feels like so long ago now.

In case you have not read it here is a peek at some of the things featured in Curtsies & Conspiracies....


Spy communication via embroidery.

William Oliver Painting via British Painting tumblr

Cross dressing and fake mustaches.


Stolen boleros. 

Bolero  Cristobal Balenciaga, 1946  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Vicious wicker furnishing. 


Mass destruction of petticoats.

Petticoat 1840-1855  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Subversive tea parties.

1850 April Tea Le Follet v. 34, plate 76

Transformation dresses.



Robe à Transformation  1865  The Metropolitan Museum of Art


There you have it.

If you've already read Curtsies & Conspiracies do you remember these moments? If not, before Waistcoats & Weaponry you might want to do a reread because Sophronia's life is about to get a great deal more complicated.

P.S. Late tonight/early morning of Oct. 8 is a lunar eclipse in some parts of the world.




{What is Gail's Book Group reading for October? Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers}


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PROJECT ROUND UP  
Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First:   Releases March 17, 2015 now available for pre-order! Proof stage.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last.   Release date November 2015. Not yet available for pre-order. Edits stage.



The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Coming soon: November 4, 2014)
 The Custard Protocol Series: 1 Prudence (Coming March 17, 2015)
The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
Soulless Vol. 1, Soulless Vol. 2, Soulless Vol. 3
 $0.99 short stories (ebook only) Marine Biology, My Sister's Song, & Fairy Debt; The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar

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