July 6th, 2020


This hiatus in journal posts...

... has been brought to you by Covid 19 and it's incredibly distracting side-effects of:

— Sewing medieval presents for friends!
— Had the nipple on my book cover CENSORED by Americans!
— Planting a medieval herb garden!
— Upending my entire stores looking for my St Birgitta's Cap!
— Not finding my St Birgitta's Cap!
— Zoom talk on Medieval Women & Literacy for the Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology!
— A Virtual Medieval Gathering!
— Total update of notes on The Gilbert Collection website!
— Facebook! Making medieval Covid memes, obviously!
— Instagramming! @rosaliesmedievalwoman  @thegilbertcollection
— Still Having To Go To Work Anyway!

I'll be catching up with posts and pictures soon!

EDIT: I've gone back and filled the gaps with some of the things I've been doing, rendering this post totally unnecessary and somewhat redundant.


Publication! Behind the scenes.

New release date: October 20, 2020
New release date: October 20, 2020

As you as most likely aware on other social media platforms, the release of The Very Secret Sex Lives Of Medieval Women was pushed back from July to October, due to Covid 19 making everyone Stay At Home and not go about their usual businesses of printing and distributing books.

I've been fairly lucky that the book is still going ahead, as my publisher tells me some books were cancelled altogether. I believe pre-sales are doing quite well, and enough of you must have ordered ahead to make sure it went ahead; so for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart! 

The latest update is that only the e-Book will be full colour, and the paper book with be black and white inside with a colour cover. I'm disappointed, of course, but I'm very aware that a lot of businesses were unable to keep their doors open at all and closed.

Happily, the images I chose should reproduce well. Having worked in the printing industry in my youth, I knew what pictures would not print well in greyscale, and avoided them. Now it's up to the publisher and printer to get the balance right.

Just because I can, once the book is out, I'll post up the images in their full, glorious colour so you get to see them like I do!