#MyrtleMondays: Cold-Blooded Myrtle Cover Reveal Coming this Wednesday!

Huzzah! I am not even going to try to contain my excitement. This is a BIG, BIG week! This Wednesday, 4/28, Myrtle’s great friends at MG Book Village will be hosting a cover reveal for Cold-Blooded Myrtle, the third volume in the Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries!

Save this spot: MG Book Village

If you’re not feeling the suspense, I haven’t done my job. This cover is beyond amazing—another masterpiece of collaboration from cover artist Brett Helquist and the team at Algonquin Young Readers. Plus there is a HUGE HUGE SURPRISE for fans that we’ve been sitting on for months now!

No, seriously. A huge surprise.

But that’s not all! In addition to our chat and celebration of all things Cold-Blooded Myrtle, if you pop back here on Wednesday (yes, RIGHT HERE), you’ll be able to read an exclusive excerpt from Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries Book 3!

I know you can’t wait for more of the erudite H.M. Hardcastle’s keen reflections on Exceptionally Victorian Holidays!

And, of course, it would not be a Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery without the real heroine, Peony! Stay tuned for her newest portrait, as well.

See you Wednesday!

#MyrtleMondays: Let’s Go Shopping!

In Cold-Blooded Myrtle (October 5), some of the main action takes place at the local village shop. Shopping was hardly a new concept in the 19th century, but the Victorians took it to levels never before seen, turning a necessity into an enthusiastic pastime. Let’s take a look at the origins of modern shopping. (more…)