C J's News

Greetings from Michigan

May 20, 2017

It looks like warm weather has finally arrived here though we might still get a frost as we often do at the end of May. Flower planting will have to wait until after Memorial Day as usual. There are ducks and geese on the pond, and the spring and summer birds have arrived. Lilacs are in bloom and spring peepers can be heard at night. I hope the weather is being kind to you wherever you live.

I've been writing like mad in the hope of being able to pitch at the national RWA Conference in July. Wish me luck. I'll need it.

Last month, I told you about A Lexicon for Readers and Writers which I had just put up on Amazon Kindle. Many of you have been so kind as to purchase it. My heartfelt thanks to all who purchased a Kindle copy. I said then that I would let you know when a paperback version would be available. So here we go!

For those of you who either don't have a Kindle or who would prefer to have the lexicon in book form, the paperback of A Regency Lexicon for Readers and Writers is now available on Amazon. Both versions have over 600 entries now, and with your help, may have even more in the future. You can learn about how that works by reading the "Introduction" to the Lexicon.

If you think such a lexicon might enhance your reading or your writing of Regency romances, just go to "Roaming the Regency" at this website, open the note at the top of the list and then click on the link. It will take you straight to the correct page.

There is also a CJ's Glossary of Foreign Words (Mostly French) Found in Regency Novels at "Roaming the Regency" which you can print for your use, as well as articles about the period that you might enjoy.

Hope to see you here after June 15 when I'll be posting again.

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