Victorian middle class

#MyrtleMondays: Christmas in July!

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat! Put a pretty penny in the old man’s hat. If you haven’t got a penny, then a ha’penny will do. If you haven’t got a ha’penny, then God bless you! There may be 159 days until Christmas, but we only have 78 days before the release of… Read more »

#MyrtleMondays: Dressing the Victorian Detective

Last week, I spent Halloween Eve (yes, All Hallow’s Eve Eve) with fellow Algonquin Young Readers authors Sarah Jean Horwitz (The Dark Lord Clementine and the Carmer & Grit series) and Will Ritter (Oddmire and Jackaby series)—at an event with Prairie Fox Books of Ottawa, Illinois. As it was Halloween, we swiftly decided costumes would… Read more »

#Myrtle Mondays: Victorian Advertising

Dear Readers, There’s just ONE WEEK LEFT before the fabulous Two-Book Launch Event Extravanganza for the Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries, Premeditated Myrtle and How to Get Away with Myrtle!  Marketing common sense tells me I should be showering you with reminders to BUY BUY BUY!! …but that seems a little coarse. Instead, I’ll show you some fabulous Victorians… Read more »