Dressing-up at HRR 2018

A lot of the fun at Historical Romance Retreat is dressing in period costumes for the various events.  Here are a few examples.

First of all, High Tea in the Parisian Ballroom …

Stella’s Historical Hussies Team Photo!  From left to right:-  Angelina, Beth, Carol, Me, Wendy, Jacquie, Luciana … and, of course, Terry!

Next, the Speakeasy … everybody Charlestoned the night away – until the raid! I’m here with Wendy Loveridge and Jacquie Tobin.

I wore my copy of the Parfit Knight cover gown several times – here it is on Gambling Night  – I’m with Beau Brummell

And at the Great Book Event …

And finally, the Grand Masquerade Ball – escorted by a mysterious redcoat!

And with new friends, May and Jim McGoldrick

My mask by Sogno Veneziano of Venice; the Parfit Knight dress and the ballgown, by Carrie Wilson of Sew Not History.

Historical Romance Retreat 2018

A word of explanation for those of you who follow me here on the website and don’t know what HRR is.
It’s a place where readers and writers can meet, mix and step back in time by dressing in period costume; it’s taking place over five days at the Mission Inn, Riverside, California – and it starts on September 12th.


If any of you can make it to the Great Book Event on the afternoon of the 15th, it would be a pleasure to meet you.  I’ll be there (dressed to kill!) along with many other wonderful authors who will be equally happy to see you.