Saturday, February 21, 2009

18th Century Shoes

Marie Antoinette movie shoes!
Martha Washington's wedding shoes

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

18th Century Style

I've been doing lots of research lately on 18th century fashion, which of course involves lots of online searching and looking at pics of paintings and extant clothing (it's hard, but I'm willing to suffer for my work, LOL!) One great feature is the search engine on the Metropolitan Museum website (just type in the years you're looking for, i.e. 1700-1800 or whatever, and click on Costume Institute. It's also a great way to find portraits of the era). I think this is my very favorite era of fashion.

Here are a few of the stunningly beautiful things I've found there:

I'll be posting more images here in the next week or so, so stay tuned!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Over at Risky Regencies, talking about Valentine's Day and the language of flowers! Hope you're having a great day, with lots of chocolate...

Friday, February 06, 2009

What I'm Reading Today

For research on my work-in-progress (it's all-Ireland-all-the-time here lately--luckily it's almost St. Patrick's Day!)

Because I find Potter fascinating. Wish I could live on a farm and raise sheep, too...

For fun! I love cozy mysteries and I love yoga, what could be better?

What are you reading today???

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


Okay, I know it has been a long (long, long) time since any updates were made here! I'm going to start making some (sporadically, anyway) in order to keep up with books out, vacations taken, fun things like that.

For now: High Seas Stowaway is still available, as is its companion ebook Shipwrecked and Seduced

The anthology Diamond of Welbourne Manor (with my story Charlotte and the Wicked Lord, along with tales by Diane Gaston and Deb Marlowe) will be out in May '09, look for lots of fun blog touring and giveaways!

And my first Grand Central Publishing title, book one in the "Daughters of Ireland" trilogy (set in Ireland and England around the time of the 1798 uprising) will be out in February 2010, just in time for the big V-Day! My author name on these books will be--Laurel McKee. It's fun having 2 of me...

Thanks to the urging of Keira (and my own quest to find ways to waste time online) I'm now on Twitter! Follow me at Amanda7551

And, as always, I'm at Risky Regencies every Saturday