Victorian middle class

#MyrtleMondays: Back to School

Oh, dear. Are there any more depressing words in the English language? I’m actually about to be on holiday (vacation) after turning in Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries #4, but even so, contemplating the end of summer is still like fingernails on… well, you know. And for the second year in a row, kids are facing schoolyears… Read more »

#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 »