Let the madness begin!

Since the American edition of my book The Other Mr Darcy is coming out in paperback in October (Street date October 7th), I'm getting ready for a whirlwind blog tour the end of September, beginning of October. I can't wait to get started! I've been asked to blog on a number of sites I really like, so I'm very happy about that.

Meanwhile, now that I've mentioned October, a smattering of rain hits the window, and the wind bends the tree towards me as if to remind me that it's that time of the year when the leaves change colour. How did the summer pass so quickly? Have you noticed how summers race by?

I'm very much a summer person, though I'm not very much into getting tanned (mostly because I don't tan easily, and then when I do, the tan fades so quickly I might as well not have bothered!). But I love that sense of anticipation in the air, the feeling of openness that comes from being free of coats and scarves and boots. I suppose that's what I like about regency clothing: the airiness, the lightness, the lack of confinement. Winter reminds me more of the Victorian period: all those layers and heavy materials. However did they manage when it was hot. No wonder women kept swooning! It wasn't because there was a particularly handsome specimen around. It was because, when they tried to take a deep breath, they couldn't!

This year I'm very glad October is here, since I really have something to look forward to. I can't wait to see the Sourcebooks copy of THE OTHER MR DARCY.