A last post

Dear Risky friends,

I’ve been on this blog since its very beginnings, way back in 2005 (I think) when Megan Frampton and I met up at a conference and decided that since we were both about to publish books that had sex in them (Fact: there was no sex in the Regency then unless it involved turgid members and hymens made of kryptonite) we needed a filth platform. And so the Riskies came into existence.

And now I’m going! Sure, I’ll always like the Regency period, particularly the servants and the clothes and the music. Not so much the Dukes and that’s why I’m no longer attempting to crack the Romance code. It’s been fun, and thank you to all of you who’ve visited, commented, bought our books, and entered our contests.

For old times’ sake, here are a few of my greatest hits in no particular order:

A funny. The Regencyland Hotline.

England’s first same-sex marriage in 1834. The documentary about Anne Lister is probably no longer available online but it’s worth hunting down. It’s narrated by Sue Perkins, one of the former hosts of the Great British Bake Off *(don’t know about the show’s crisis? Read all about it! and Mary left too).

All about Capability Brown, landscaper extraordinaire.

Rewriting the classics as Regency Romances.

A truly risky writer–George Eliot. Also why Daniel Deronda is like Thanksgiving turkey, because for a long time I blogged on Thursdays and had to come up with a turkey-related post.

Truly risky books–thoughts on Our Mutual Friend and Mansfield Park.

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6 Responses to A last post

  1. Janet, we are sorry to see you go!! Your unique perspective and humor have always been a treat for the rest of us. I wish you the best and hope you will find joy in the new avenues you pursue! Please keep us posted and come back to visit when you can.

  2. ki pha says:

    You will absolutely be missed! Definitely visit us when you can with humor and news of your new adventures.

  3. Elena Greene says:

    As one of the other original Riskies, I’ve always enjoyed your insights and your sense of humor. I wish you all the best and hope you will keep us all posted on other writing endeavors.

  4. Thank you! I hope to stop by which may be easier now I’m not racked with guilt about missing “my” days.

    • Janet, let us know anytime you want to!! There’s almost always some “guest slots” open, or you can always request your old date!! 🙂
      Again, wishing you the very best. Hugs!!

  5. Oh no! Say it ain’t so, Janet! I always enjoy your particular brand of historical news and your snark, of course! Thank you for some truly wonderful posts and for your encouragement over the years. Please check in here and your usual haunts we can all keep up with whatever wonderful news worlds you are conquering!

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