Last week, I had the pleasure of being an author at the Historical Romance
Retreat in Spokane, WA. Delilah Marvelle and Renée Bernard did an incredible
job. I thought I was way cool in a teal blue Regency gown created by Victoria
Vane and a costume from the Titanic movie. I was put to shame by the fabulous
outfits so many women wore. And as for the men, oh la la, they looked quite
impressive. Workshops included writing using a quill (I was horrible), a perfume
class (very fun), a hat-making class with Eloisa James (mine fell apart), and of
course author chats. Delilah worked with the chef to create amazing historical
foods which we ate during Low Tea, Absinthe night, and the Grand Ball. We also
got to see a fun period movie at the Bing Crosby theater, and then we enjoyed
ballroom dances at the Grand Ball.
There are many pictures on the website www.historicalromanceretreat.com. My poor photography skills
were not up to the task but I will show you some of the wonderful costumes that
I was able to capture on my phone. Next year’s retreat will be in the Los
Angeles area. I won’t be allowed to come as an author again next year (they
don’t repeat authors two years in a row) but I might be there as a huge
historical reader and fan. Maybe I’ll see you there!
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