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#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.

#Myrtle Mondays: Gardening for Victorian Girls

Myrtle fans know that a spectacular Victorian garden forms the backdrop for Premeditated Myrtle.  Here in Kansas City, it’s a glorious April day, perfect for thinking, writing, and posting about gardens! And, I suppose, actual gardening, if you like that sort of thing…

#Myrtle Mondays: Mondays and Mondays and More Mondays…

Is Easter Monday a holiday for you? I’m daydreaming of days off right now. Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries Book 4 is due May 1, and here I am, chained to my laptop, while outside spring has sprung—glorious weather, flowers starting to bloom, allergens astir in the April breeze… I sure wish I could play hooky from… Read more »