I have some good news - I'm happy to announce that The Regency Looking Glass (which I started in 2013) is back, following a several-month hiatus.
My blog will now be published in connection with the Quizzing Glass - the official blog of the Regency Fiction Writers. And I'm delighted to report that I'll be sharing Quizzing Glass posting duties with Regency romance author Caroline Warfield.
Together Caroline and I will bring you educational resources, research and fun facts relevant to writing and reading stories set during the Regency. You'll also get to meet some of the people who are creating and publishing today's Regencies.
Though no longer affiliated with the Romance Writers of America, RFW is an outgrowth of a former RWA chapter, the Beau Monde. The RFW is a great organization for writers of all types of Regency-set fiction, not just romance. Currently we have more than 470 members.
The RFW defines the Regency period as spanning 1780 to 1840, so it gives us a lot of history to use for settings and inspiration, which I absolutely love.
Next week, I'll dive into the upcoming coronation of King Charles III. It turns out there are a few similarities - and some big differences - between Charles and Camilla's ceremony in 2023 and the Prince Regent's coronation as King George IV in 1821.
Here's an image from Prinny's over-the-top after-party, with more details to come:
The Quizzing Glass blog is open to the public, and you can access it here.
See you next week!