Megan’s Two Years Of Acting Self-Absorbedly

Hello! And . . .Welcome to the Risky Regencies Second Anniversary Celebration!

As usual (see below), I am pressed for time–laundry calls!–but I had too much fun wandering through the past two years’ archive. Boy, at the risk of sounding even more solipsistic (see below, part two), we are a fun group of gals. On to the details . . .

Leave a comment on this post anytime before the end of this week saying which of my [meandering, solipsistic, unhistorical] posts you like the best, and you’ll be entered to win today’s prize!

My prize is a copy of my book, A Singular Lady, and a DVD of The Lady And The Highwayman, a Barbara Cartland adaptation starring Hugh Grant, and one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I should include a shot or two to help get you through it; I’ll work on that part. There might be more prizes, depending on what I unearth (ooh! I thought of something else I can include!), but that’s the gist of it.

In reviewing the past two years of my posts, I have realized two things:
1) I talk about being tired and not having any idea what to post a lot. I mean a lot


2) My fellow Riskies are way more interesting and less self-absorbed than I.

So since all that is true, and I need more coffee, let’s get to it!

One of my most fun posts was actually last weeks, where I appended “…in the Regency!” to all sorts of pop culture. We dished about mantitty here, did Regency haikus over here, I wrote a heartfelt Mother’s Day card to my Dad right here (sniff!), and talked about romance conversion kits here.

I think the next two years I will strive not to talk about myself, sleep deprivation, coffee, scatteredbrainness, and slogging through writing as much. I will not promise not to write about Clive Owen, Sean Bean, plot inspiration, books I love, authors I love, music that resonates, and fairy tales nearly as often.

Thanks for reading, I really appreciate it.

And don’t forget to sign up for our Risky newsletter, if you haven’t done so yet–All subscribers at the end of this week will have a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift certificate! (To subscribe, send an e-mail to with NEWSLETTER in the subject line.)


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15 years ago

I’d have to vote for the blog on mantitty. (I just wanted to say mantitty) lol I really did have fun looking at all of the old covers that you had pictured.

And, if it makes you feel any better, I could talk about being tired alot also.

Bonnie Ferguson
15 years ago

My favorite post is your Mother’s Day Card to your Dad. That was poignant and lovely πŸ™‚

15 years ago

My fav. was Conversion Kit because I totally agree with you thta advising a non-romance reader on a romance novel – which should be the greatest thing yet – is so hard!!

Elena Greene
15 years ago

Megan, I have trouble picking but if I must, the Regency haikus were fun.

But I have to say I love reading your posts about “myself, sleep deprivation, coffee, scatteredbrainness, and slogging through writing as much.” They remind me I’m not the only one going through this mom/writer thing. I’d grumble online more than I do, except I don’t know how to be as witty about it as you are. πŸ™‚

15 years ago

My favorite one was Mother’s Day Card to your Dad. It was so touching and it is great you had him for support in your childhood.

Susan Wilbanks
15 years ago

Why, hellllo, Sharpe! Mmm, isn’t that a nice cannon you have there? And rifle. And sword. Mmm, just look at you!

clears throat

Which is to say, by all means continue writing about Sean Bean. You will get no protests from this quarter. Ahem.

And I really liked the [BLANK]…in the Regency! post from last week.

Diane Gaston
15 years ago

As far as I can tell your photos have nothing to do with the content of the blog, but…..Sean Bean and Clive Owen? I’ll look at them anytime! Anytime I can’t look at Gerard Butler, that is.

Sigh. Megan, you are very very clever and your blogs show it (My fellow Riskies are so brilliant!) I am hard-pressed to name a favorite. The Mother’s Day Letter to your Father is a shoe-in, but other than that one, I like the Mantitty covers one best, I think, because you’ve unearthed all those great old covers. But the other blogs you named are great, too…Poor Lois! Wait until she has to pick this time!

15 years ago

LOL Ah well, I did love the In the Regency one. . . I kept looking at what movies I had to try to come up with ones. LOL πŸ™‚

Um, but there was the ah, dare I say it myself. . . mantitty one. πŸ™‚

But hey, why not talk about yourself, I mean it is your day to blog after all. . . πŸ™‚

Yep, still couldn’t narrow it down to one. . . guess Diane could see that coming a zillion miles away! πŸ™‚


15 years ago

I liked your In the Regency post where you put that at the end of a TV show. How about Sesame Steet in the Regency?

15 years ago

I enjoyed the blog that was titled, Take a Letter, Maria. It was interesting and definitely unique. I was a letter writer way back and enjoyed this form of communication. Alas, I use e-mail now and tha art is forgotten.

Georgie Lee
15 years ago

Please don’t stop writing about Clive Owen, espeically with Elizabeth The Golden age about to debut. I have two posters of the hunk taped to the wall in my office but I can always use more discussions/pictures of him.

Janet Mullany
15 years ago

I love those pulp covers, Megan!

Cara King
15 years ago

Yes, your pulp covers are always brilliantly entertaining, Megan! So I think I vote for the mantitty post (even though I confess I hate the term “mantitty”! Sounds like something an eight-year-old boy would say while snickering…)


15 years ago

I enjoyed the Conversion kit post because you talked about a lot of fantastic books. I found some tbb books here! And like when you guys talk about yourselves.

Diane Gaston
15 years ago

So I think I vote for the mantitty post (even though I confess I hate the term “mantitty”! Sounds like something an eight-year-old boy would say while snickering…)

I agree, Cara! I hate the term also. I cringe at the thought of my The Vanishing Viscountess cover being called a “mantitty” cover, even though it obviously is.

Stefanie D
15 years ago

I liked the Regency haikus post. It was sooo hilarious. Not only the post itself, but also the comments. That post really put a smile on my face! πŸ˜€

Stacy S
15 years ago

I would have to vote for the mantitty. It was great seeing all those old covers.

15 years ago

Megan, I really enjoyed your [Pop Culture Reference]…in the Regency post. Not only was the blog hilarious, but reading everyone else’s choices and comments was “laugh out loud” funny!


Cherie J
15 years ago

I thought the romance conversion kit post was my favorite. It truly is difficult to choose what to give someone to hook them to romance.

15 years ago

My favorite is your Mother’s Day card to your Dad. It is very touching. You have a great Dad.

Megan Frampton
15 years ago

Thanks, all, for weighing in with your opinions. And Diane, no, the pics have nothing to do with the post and everything to do with my interests.

15 years ago

Mantitty gets my second vote, but first has to go that wonderful Mother’s Day card to your father, very touching.

15 years ago

Oh mighty mistress of the blog earworm!

I don’t even want to risk mentioning Maria, so I’ll vote for Mantitty.

And while we’re on the subject of THAT objectionable word, what IS the proper male counterpart to Chickflick, anyway?

Perhaps a future blog topic? πŸ™‚

Sue A.
15 years ago

I love all things Recency and especially your post about it.

I hope you get to sleep in on Saturday and Sunday. I think we’re all sleep deprived in these modern times.

15 years ago

I have to go with the Mother’s Day card to your Dad. I love my Mom and we have a good relationship . . . FINALLY! But my Dad was always my champion. He was always so proud of everything I did. Your card was just fantastic!

Have to say I loved the mantitty too!

15 years ago

I vote for mantitty which brings to mind Sean Bean, Clive Owen and Colin Firth’s own wet lawn shirt….I’m sorry what were we talking about?

Ah, yes, favorite postings. Frankly, I identify with your tiredness, laundry calls and all. I know from which you speak!

All kidding aside, Mother’s Day Card to your Dad touched me.

15 years ago

I love the Happy Mother’s Day, Dad post, too. That’s a really touching post. I bet he’s so proud of you. I think it’s neat that your Dad helps with research.

15 years ago

Happy Mother’s Day, Dad is my fav. What a lovely relationship for you and your Dad. How wonderful that he was and is there for you. 30,000+ books, my word!!!


15 years ago

I really liked all those posts…this is becoming a running theme for me this week. I refuse on principle to vote for any post that has the word “mantitty” in the title (in spite of the delightful Swamp Hoyden that is contained therein). I particularly enjoyed the Romance Conversion Kit and the Regency Haikus, and the comments that went with them. But I thought the Mother’s Day letter to your father was really beautiful, so I may have to give it the nod.


Haven Rich
15 years ago

I think romance conversion kits is my favorite, followed by Regency haikus.

I’m forever trying to get my sister to read historical romance but she’s one tough cookie. There were some great titles and covers on that topic!

15 years ago

Loved seeing the old covers on the Mantitty post!