Teaser Tuesday: More Miss Gwen

Things I have learned about Miss Gwen over the course of writing her first chapter eighteen times:

— She has a huge sweet tooth. Jane may take her morning chocolate straight, but Gwen stirs three teaspoons of sugar into hers. Those are heaping teaspoons of sugar, not the little skimpy ones.

— She’s in far better shape than I am. The woman burns that sugar off. She thinks nothing of scaling trellises and dropping from balconies. She’s her own stunt-woman.

— Her capacity for dress-up rivals that of Sherlock Holmes. Like Sherlock, she’s particularly fond of disguises involving silly hats and fake facial hair.

— Of the Jane/Gwen combo, Jane brings the cool analysis. Gwen brings the swash and buckle.

There’s more, mostly involving her past in Shropshire, but since that would constitute a spoiler, I’m going to let that wait for another time….


  1. Jessica @ Quirky Bookworm on May 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Ack! These teaser Tuesdays are dangerous. Can’t wait to read the book…

  2. Céline on May 15, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Miss Gwen seems to be full of surprise!

    I can’t wait for you to tell us more about it (the book) and about her (Miss Gwen)!

  3. Sheila on May 15, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I don’t which will be more fun, reading her Horrid Novel, or learning about her past. Then there’s that treasure hunt….

  4. Jeffrey on May 15, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Lauren: Will you please STOP this? You’re going to drive us all nuts with anticipation! Oh well, that’s the general idea. Who will bend the steely Miss Gwen with the threat of romance? (and I dare say it will probably frighten her more than anything else she has thus far encountered!)

  5. NikkiB on May 15, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    How old exactly is Miss Gwen? I am not sure if you ever mentioned it in your books, but its hard to picture her when I don’t have a target age…

  6. leslie on May 16, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I have always pictured her 35ish and resembling Geraldine James. Miss Gwen is a fav of mine. Will Jane accompany her on this adventure?

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