Sophronia's Moors ~ Finishing School Insight

While I was in England I trotted down to Devon to visit my family and childhood stomping grounds but also to rove about Dartmoor. As you know, Gentle Reader, the Finishing School books partly take place in Dartmoor. (Or should I say: floating above it?) I thought you would like to see what the moor looks like. If you aren't already familiar with the place. I wonder if it's how you imagined from my descriptions.

Moor (and tor to the right) from the road.
Another tor seen from the road

Marching up to Haytor

Haytor, different view ~  yes it does look like a massive cow pie

Gorse (yellow), heather (purple), ferns, and other vegetation

The beautiful moors, this is what I see in my head
Making friends

Classic moors stretching away

{What is Gail's Book Group reading for September? Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey}


Your Moment of Parasol . . .
via ornamentedbeing tumblr: Hélène Standish, née de Pérusse des Cars, 1882

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
via Innocent drinks on FB

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
Formatting Manuscript for Submission

Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First:   Releases March 17, 2015 now available for pre-order! Working copy edits.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last.   Finished first draft. Out with Beta readers. Release date November 2015. 

The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Coming 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

Book News:
Marshal Zeringue says of Etiquette & Espionage, “The blend of supernatural elements with steampunk combine for a one-two punch better than any pummeling with a parasol.”

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