Australian Book Launch!

I'm beyond excited to announce that although my book, The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women, was officially released in November, the actual books are hitting Australian shelves this week!

My local book store, Books@Stones and I will be announcing a small launch event to celebrate actual books in our own country!

It's been a long wait with international shipping issues, and let's not forget that other thing we'd all rather not mention, but finally! I'm already making plans!

It's just so exciting!

Stay tuned!


Live Journal V Dreamwidth

Showdown time. I've discovered the really big drawback to Dreamwidth. Photos must be linked to something already on the web which has a URL that can be copied. I attempted a copy from Instagram and it wouldn't let me select just the image, so to get around that issues, I'm going to have to cross post after all.

The option is to abandon that one there and return here.

BUT... ads for random people reading who don't have an account... and I do want to post more behind the scenes thoughts (like this post) which is of absolutely no interest to the Book-following Rest Of The World.  I'd like to share (or over-share) with my Kitchen Table (everyone who bothers to read this are now dubbed The Kitchen Table, sort of like a Round Table, but for gossip and thoughts and ideas and trials and tribulations), so with that in mind...

Everything will go here, then I can link the picture URL to the Official Book Blog which then goes to the RSS feeds of the Amazon Author Page and the Goodreads page too.

At this point I have a free account over there, so perhaps that changes with a paid account, which I'll probably get anyway (to support the open source people who lovingly don't permit ads).


Valentine's Book Giveaway

Stay tuned, lovers of medieval books! It's Valentine's day is just  around the corner, and what better than to celebrate with something sexy  for the single ladies? As a single lady with a pretty kitty (not a euphemism), I'll be running a great new competition!

Keep  your eyes peeled. I'll be posting details here, but the competition  itself will be running on the Rosalie's Medieval Woman facebook page in  the week before V-Day itself.


Sunday afternoon chill

Time for some sewing and nachoes I think. Oh yes, indeed. Those new sleeves aren't going to sew themselves on and I need to unpick the old (not old) sleeves off. It's heartbreaking to have to undo something you've hand sewn, but that's the way it is.

I have so many mostly finished things on the go. I need to stop 7/8th finishing things and then stopping.

But first... nachoes. 


New Blog Things!

I've decided to make some changes around here. I've been incredibly stressed about the ads that I can get rid of for other LJ users but still pop up for general visitors. So... with that in mind, I'm just going to post up sewing and reenactment stuff with a bit of what's going on at home as well. It will be an open journal still at this point unless stalkery ex-boyfriends start to be an issue, which I hope they won't.

I know I put a lot of sewing things up on facebook, but I really don;t like to post more than once a day on my Rosalie's Medieval Woman page and my other page I don't like to have too much personal stuff on because I KNOW that's where the stalkery exes are.

So, to sum up- There will be longer winded posts on behind the scenes things that I don't want to bore people with. I'll blog more often, but it might ramble a bit.

A fellow blogger here said LJ is like sitting around the kitchen table with friends whereas facebook is a bit more like looking over a strangers shoulder. It's so true. You see into their worlds and you might become friends with them, but there's so many people there and to stay up to date you need to friend people who perhaps you may not want to share things with. Changing settings like a crazy person every post doesn't work for me. I'm sure to accidentally say something on an open post that was for friends but not family or vice versa.

This is the solution, I think.

And for my poor, long suffering friend, Sister Michael, I'll post the blog posts to fb so she doesn't have to get yet another social media thing.  

Now to see if I really can customise my masthead of Dreamwidth or not. As always, I'll be here.  Perhaps a bit more often, if I'm not sharing it with the world. Let's face it, most of the world is too lazy to hunt down blogs unless they have one of their own. We know who we are.


Having trouble getting pregnant?

You heard me. Get yourself a pot of bran right now.

Of course, in a modern sense, this may fall apart in more than one way. Flies and other vermin will be attracted to the bran, even if it's inside the house. It fails to take other things, like obesity, poor diet and age into account, along with a miriad of other conceptual issues.

Not the least of which is getting your man to pee into a pot of bran.