If you're hungry for insight into Miranda, Mary, and my other Renaissance companions, this is the place to be. Lady Periwinkle, that dithery, delightful Mother of the Maids, will offer advice on love and coming of age (from her worldly Renaissance perspective.)
What else can you expect? Bi-weekly postings about the historical periods that
hold me enthralled, i.e. the English Renaissance, late 18th Century England, as well as early 20th century Paris. There will also be conversations with other writers, news about signings, and a special Aspiring Writer Section that
includes writing prompts, prizes for aspiring writers, and postings of your work.
Choose a fashion style and an influential woman from contemporary times. Whatever you choose, I ask you to write a brief reason WHY this woman matters and WHY her outfit matters. If you like, you can include an illustration of your own. Be as creative—as designing—as you like. The winner will receive a fashion-worthy gift, appropriately wrapped, of course. The runners up will receive signed paperback copies of The Red Queen’s Daughter. Send your choices to firstname.lastname@example.org between now and September 25.
The Splendidly Red Contest
Between the 1st of June and September 25, I invite you to write what happens AFTER The Red Queen’s Daughter ends. Envision the beginning of the next book. To do so, send an overview of how the book would begin in roughly 500-1,000 words to email@example.com. The most enchanted beginning will earn the winner the SPLENDIDLY RED prize and a posting here.