For Filaments the Western I’ve been working my way through eLibrary. eLibrary bills itself as a primary source collective, but my best success has been through the History Society journal archives. I like Montana: The Magazine of Western History. Justice [as an Afterthought] by Ellen Baumler (August 2008) is a fascinating look at how female criminals were treated and imprisoned in the late 1880s. Not exactly relevant to Filaments, but I have been studying the Texas prison system to know what my black- and grey-hatted characters are up against. And I always like reading about fallen women.
Filaments the Western research this week celebrates a wonderful, if SLOW, digital collection from UNLV. Menus: The Art of Dining. Prowling hotel and café menus from the 1880s has caused me to rethink how I present food options. Lots of meat? Yes. Perfect for my cow town angle. But a wider selection of food than I thought, and “relishes” fascinate me.
Did I mention sloooooooow? Here’s one with a wine list. Tomato soup was ubiquitous. Ugh.
What I should be reading this week is Otalia fan fiction. I’m losing touch with the new stuff, I haven’t finished
I’ve kicked off spring travel with a trip to women’s soccer land. Philly (yay) vs Jersey (boo) with the wonderful ladies of Cross Conference. Devoting my summers to soccer is a perennial thing and I apologize in advance. I will be devoting July to the World Cup. I used to blog and write soccer. I should be blogging and writing soccer. But here I am, swamped in supposed crimes.
And still saving up the money for author’s copies of Little Disquietude. Never fear!
Filaments the Western research is focused this week on George Palliser and George Barber, who...
Passion & Perfection (Ralst.com), which houses some of my fan fiction, did me a solid by advertising Little Disquietude. It’s an incredible honor. The cover art is getting all the compliments. Credit there goes to Heidi Decausemaker. Sometimes I want to write more books so I’ll have more covers.
Thanks to the Passion & Perfection boost, sales doubled for early April, putting Little Disquietude into the Top 25 for Kindle Lesbian Fiction. I didn’t want to push marketing until I had a print version available, but it appears not to matter. The eBook is what sells. I should do...