Read on to learn about some common questions and answers. The most common question – where to start reading my books – has its own page.
A blog post from June 2023, “All the information you might want” has a lot of details about what kinds of information you can find on this site and my authorial wiki.
About my books
There’s also help on that page about finding connections between books, places, people, and themes.
My blog has articles about various topics, as well. If there’s something you’d love to see me share more about, let me know through the contact form. You can learn more about Albion itself in my authorial wiki.
If you notice something I got wrong (in terms of factual details), the contact form is the best way to let me know about that. (And I’d love to know, especially if it’s an easy fix.)
I’ve got a post on my blog with more information about fanfic and why I’m handling it this way as well as how you can connect with other folks who are interested in fanfic about Albion.
I also have a few things I share just with my newsletter: short stories and deleted scenes from various books. And of course, my newsletter is the first place I tell when a new book is out.
The 1920s are full of those moments. The world had been through such tremendous loss due to the Great War, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and many other social and structural changes. I also find it an incredibly rich and multifaceted space for romance and caring and mutual support to flourish.
As someone who cares a lot about disability history and representation, the 1920s are also an incredible time of medical and rehabilitation advances. (Some of which work out better than others.)
Writing in the 1920s also means recognising the tremendous impact the Great War had on so many people, not just in terms of deaths, but in terms of what people lived through and lived with after the War. In most of my books, the characters have been living with whatever affects them for a while, rather than dealing with something new. (The content notes will let you know more about that.)
Where to get my books
My books are available to libraries through Overdrive, Hoopla, and Bibliotheca, three of the major services libraries use for ebooks. (They’re also available in paperback.) I’m a librarian by profession, and libraries having my books makes me incredibly happy.
You can often find a form to make a request either on your library’s website or from their catalog. They’ll want to know the author and title of the book or books you’re suggesting they buy. If you don’t see a form, try the contact email or chat options, and let them know you’re a library user in their area.
Libraries can usually take it from there. Let them know my books are on those services! But if you or they have any questions, just use the contact form and I’m glad to help.
If you’ve got a limited book budget (don’t we all?), please check with your local library about getting my books (or see below, about Kobo Plus).
What helps you as an author?
If you enjoy my books, the single best thing you can do is tell other people who might like them too!
You can share a link to a book you’ve loved on social media or leave a review on whatever site you like to use to get your books (or on BookBub, GoodReads, LibraryThing, or other sites that host reviews.)
Here’s a handy list of my profile pages on the major ebook sellers. (Let me know if I’m missing your favourite)
If you have somewhere you talk about books (a blog, a podcast, etc.) and you’re interested in featuring my books, I’d love to talk to you more about the details. Drop me a note in the contact form.
Where can I get in touch?
If you’ve got a question that’s not answered here, drop me a note through the contact form. I occasionally post amusing moments or snippets of research to Mastodon, but mostly you’ll find me sharing things directly through my newsletter and blog and on the Discord.
(I read reviews occasionally, but will never reply to a review or something on Twitter or elsewhere you haven’t explicitly tagged me into. Reviews and conversations are for readers.)
Thank you so much for reading my books!