What's hardest about researching Provence is being in Atlanta in the winter. I mean seriously, this is what I look at when I observe that part of France: This is one of the villages in the mountains north of the Azure Coast. Anyone been there? I absolutely have to go, now, seeing as… Continue reading All things Provence
Doing my wise woman of the mountains research, I've been looking for good resources on 17th century costume. This seems like an excellent site. Glossary of Renaissance Fashion. I am most interested right now in foot ware and hats. Hope I can find more like this.
My most recent literary research is on alchemy, particularly the chemistry/metallurgy in practice in 16th century France. I have a character I'm placing in a mountain village at the border of France and Italy who comes in contact with a visiting alchemist from the court of a Sardinian Prince. I have chosen my protagonist, Irene's,… Continue reading Women Underground