Part Two: Charlotte at The Secret Cottage
With so many lovely villages to visit, and no interest in renting a car and driving the narrow roads, Charlotte and I made the brilliant decision to join a tour. The most popular in the Cotswolds is the Secret Cottage Tour, which is a six-hour guided tour of the northern Cotswold villages.
Part One: The Cotswolds
Charlotte Baker, the heroine of IN SEARCH OF SCANDAL, is always lamenting the fact that a young, unmarried, 19th century lady can go nowhere without a chaperone. Unlike her hero, Will Repton, who can cross oceans and traipse across wide swaths of the Asian continent without any sort of companion at all.
With apologies to Courtney Milan, I am sharing the unflattering truth of How I Got My Agent.
In April 2014, I attended my second Chicago-North RWA Spring Fling Conference. On the last night of the conference, there is a Silent Auction to benefit a local literacy organization. Agents and editors offered critiques, the tables were loaded with gift baskets, and author Courtney Milan offered a 25-page critique.