Skip to main content

Lady Wynwood #7 early release Kickstarter

I worked on my first Kickstarter and it got approved! It’s for the Special Edition Hardcover of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 1: Archer and the release of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 7: Spinster. I contacted my graphic designer about the Special Edition Hardcover of vol. 1: Archer—it’s going to be SO beautiful! The Kickstarter focuses on the Special Edition Hardcover, but it’ll also include vol. 7: Spinster so that it’ll sort of be like a launch day for vol. 7, too. A third special thing that’ll be in the Kickstarter is Special Edition Paperbacks of all the books in the series. They won’t be available in stores, just in the Kickstarter (and later, from my website, and also in my Patreon book box tiers if I decide to do them). The Kickstarter is not live yet, but you can follow it to be alerted when it has launched. (You may need to create a free Kickstarter account.) Follow Camy’s Kickstarter

Character specs for Lady Wynwood's Spies

I recently received a reader email asking the ages and heights of the characters in the Lady Wynwood’s Spies series, and I realized I had never really mentioned it in the books. I have the details in my own series bible, but since I don’t like to add too much detail when I’m writing a scene, I simply never mentioned it.

But for those of you who might be wondering, here are the specs for the main characters as well as a little bonus background information.

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR BOOKS 1-6!

Laura Glencowe, Lady Wynwood

Height: 168 cm tall (5’ 6.1”) (same as Keriah)

Age: early 40s (a lady never tells!)

Blonde hair, dark gold eyes. She has a white streak of hair at her left temple that grew that way after an injury.

Glencowe is her surname, but she is referred to by her title, Lady Wynwood. Her husband was Terrence Glencowe, 8th Viscount Wynwood, Baron Marcley (his subordinate title). The current Lord Wynwood is Terrence’s second cousin (Terrence’s father’s cousin’s son), Newland Glencowe, 9th Viscount Wynwood, Baron Marcley (his subordinate title). The primary seat is Glencowe Castle, but the family owns several other estates, some entailed but some not. When Newland inherited the title, Laura sold to him all the unentailed estates except for her London townhouse and one or two remote cottages that he had no use for. She is very well off thanks to her husband’s business acumen, but she is not extravagant in her spending.

Solomon (Sol) Drydale

(I just realized that I may not have ever mentioned Sol’s full name in the series! But yes, everyone calls him by his shortened name.)

Height: 5’ 7” (170 cm) (a little shorter than Michael)

Age: early 40s (a couple years older than Laura)

Slightly wavy brown hair, chocolate-brown eyes. Dimple only on his left cheek.

Sol is eldest son of his father, who was the 3rd son of the previous Viscount Purcombe. However, after his father died, the 2nd son (Sol’s uncle) also died leaving only daughters. The eldest son's son (Sol’s cousin) Frederick Drydale became the next Viscount Purcombe, and he had 2 young sons, but with their deaths, Sol is now heir apparent. Viscount Purcombe has an estate, but Sol does not own a country estate. Sol’s wife Priscilla died in 1799 from complications in childbirth.

Phoebe Sauber

Height: 172 cm tall (5’ 7.7”)

Age: 22 years old, almost 23

Dark brown hair, seafoam green eyes

Her father is Denholm Sauber and the estate is Sauber Hill. Phoebe’s mother was Rachel (nee Cambrook) Sauber, Laura’s younger sister. Her mother died 8 years ago, right after giving birth to her brother. Phoebe’s younger brother is Corbin Sauber, 14 years old and still in school. She debuted in London when she was 18 years old, sponsored by her Aunt Laura, but she did not “take.” However, she joined several botanical associations in London. In her 3rd Season, her father arranged a marriage for her with a much older man, but he died in the middle of the Season and she felt obligated to go into mourning for him for a year, appearing in London for only the latter half of her 4th Season. This is her 5th Season. Her stepmother is Audry Sauber, and Audry has two daughters from her previous marriage, Alice Lambert and Barbara Lambert. Alice is 16 and will have her comeout next year.

Michael Coulton-Jones

Height: 177 cm tall (5’ 9.6”)

Age: 29 years old

Very fine coffee-brown hair, glass-green eyes

His mother is Belle (nee Foremont) Coulton-Jones (she is the younger sister of Gerard’s father (from The Spinster’s Christmas). Michael is 5 years older than his sister Isabella. He knows fluent Spanish thanks to his Spanish grandmother, whom he was close to. He also has many French cousins through his maternal grandmother and picked it up quickly. As the younger son, Michael was encouraged to join the army when he was 17 years old. With his ability to don disguises and speak French and Spanish, he was assigned missions to retrieve information. He was eventually recruited by the Foreign Office for missions. His father died in 1803, when his older brother Richard took over the estate, Blakewood Hearth. He first met Sep when Sep rescued him from a French prison in 1804. Richard was murdered in 1810. Michael's uncle, Sir Arthur Coulton-Jones, has no children, and so Michael is the heir apparent to his uncle’s baronetcy now that Richard is dead.

Septimus (Sep) Ackett

Height: 175 cm tall (5’ 8.9”)

Age: 26 years old

Straight blue-black hair, dark hazel eyes

His father is Ammon Ackett, 3rd Viscount Ammler, Baron Revitt (his subordinate title). His father is referred to as Lord Ammler. The family has a large and rich estate. Sep is the 3rd son of 6 surviving children (2 children died). He is part French through his paternal grandmother and speaks French quite well.

I may not ever refer to this in the series, but here is Sep’s family. Their father named them, but their mother calls them by nicknames that she gave to them:

1st child, Primus, died as an infant

2nd child, oldest living son, Secondus (goes by nickname Skand)

3rd child, Tertia (nickname Teresia) Ackett, married

4th child, 2nd living son, Quartus (nickname Curtis) Ackett, sickly after his carriage racing accident, he’s in his early 30s

5th child, Quinta (Quin) Ackett, married

6th child, Sexta (Settie), died sometime in childhood

7th child, 3rd oldest living son, Septimus Ackett, he’s 26 years old

8th child, Octavia (born late), she’s 17 years old

Keriah Gardinier

Height: 168 cm tall (5’ 6.1”)

Age: 22 years old

Golden-brown hair, gray eyes

Her father is Irwin Gardinier, grandson of the previous Earl of Starley, and he owns a seaside estate, Chateau Gardinier (in book 1, I mistakenly placed their estate on the west but their estate is actually on the east coast of England). Her eldest sister is Lissa, Lady Stoude, who is 5 years older than Keriah, and she has a second older sister Miriam who also made a brilliant match in her debut Season (Miriam lives in the country). Keriah’s younger twin sister is deceased. She has a younger brother, Henry, who is 17 years old. She met Sep when she was 11 years old. When she was 12 years old, she and her sister were attacked and her sister died while Keriah’s leg was badly injured, and she now walks with a limp. When she was 13 years old, she met Phoebe at Seminary (a finishing school for young ladies, not a school for pastors). The two of them began training in knife fighting with the gypsies whom Keriah’s father allows to camp on his land in the summers. She also began training in medicine under her father’s younger brother, her Uncle Janan Gardinier, a surgeon. She also trained in chemistry under his wife Carmelia, an herb-woman/apothecary whose father, a respected chemist, had trained her. Keriah was rather old when she debuted at 19 (a year after Phoebe’s debut Season). This is now her 4th Season.

Isabella, Lady Aymer

Height: 153 cm tall (5’) Isabella says she is five feet in height, but she always seems shorter when she disguises herself as a child. Also, she secretly wears platform heels under her long gowns when no one is likely to notice.

Age: 24 years old

Very fine reddish-brown hair, just like Richard’s, and glass-green eyes, same color as Michael and same color and shape as Richard

She calls Michael “Smelly” and he calls her “Ugly.” She married Sir Walter Aymer when she was 17 years old in a marriage arranged by her father just before his death. However, Sir Walter died about 18 months after they married. That is also around the time she becomes a spy for the Ramparts, where she is tasked with missions that utilize her skill at disguises. Walter’s cousin inherited the title and lands, but she had a generous portion thanks to her father’s attorney looking over the marriage contract. She lives with her mother, who does not know she is a spy. She was often sent on missions with Michael as her guard and assistant. She has also sometimes gone on missions with Thorne helping her. She is at the highest level of security in the Ramparts, with few knowing that she is a spy or what she has done for the Ramparts.

Thorne Rosmont

Height: 183 cm tall (6’)

Age: 29 years old (same as Michael)

Green eyes, dark brown hair

His father was Kane Rosmont, a grandson of the Earl of Essedon. His estate is Thornesby (the reason why his mother named him Thorne), which is next to the Coulson-Jones estate, Blakewood Hearth. Thorne’s father was, quite frankly, a piece of work, but as a child, Thorne found solace with the Coulton-Joneses and became like one of the family. He joined the army when he was 17 despite being the only son and heir to his father’s estate (although they have no title). However, his right shoulder was badly injured in his first battle and he was sent back to England, anticipating a convalescence of a few months. When he recovered, Michael suggested he work for the Foreign Office, and he was sent on missions mostly to the Iberian Peninsula. Thorne’s father arranged a marriage with Drusilla when he was 18 years old, but they are estranged. She gave birth to their son, Timothy, who is now 5 years old. She remains in the country with Timothy, while Thorne mostly remains in their townhouse in London. He only occasionally returns to the country to take care of estate business.

And there you have it, the specs for the main characters (so far). I thought about including some of the villains, too, but I didn’t want to give away too much since there’s so much about them still shrouded in mystery. I might do a character spec blog post about them at a later date, though.

If you have any questions for me, just leave them in the comments!

Comments

Anonymous said…
When are the next books coming out. I have loved this spy series. I literally could not put them down. Then I got to book 6 only to realize there were more not yet published. AHHHHH😱 Help a woman out here and end the suspense!
Anonymous said…
I'm pretty sure you mentioned Sol's full name in both the Christmas Spinster and the Archer. :)
Anonymous said…
Love this series, cannot wait for more!
Anonymous said…
I just found your Regency series, and I'm loving it! I'm only on the second book, but I too am wondering when the next one will be coming out?
Anonymous said…
I would love to know when is the number 7th book will be out. I absolutely love this series!!
Camy said…
I’m so glad you all are enjoying this series! I’m having so much fun writing it! Book 7 will be out hopefully in September. I had to make some changes to the plot and I am also taking time out to write a contemporary novella first, so it will take a little longer for me to write book 7 this time.

Popular Posts

No Cold Bums toilet seat cover

Captain's Log, Stardate 08.22.2008 I actually wrote out my pattern! I was getting a lot of hits on my infamous toilet seat cover , and I wanted to make a new one with “improvements,” so I paid attention and wrote things down as I made the new one. This was originally based off the Potty Mouth toilet cover , but I altered it to fit over the seat instead of the lid. Yarn: any worsted weight yarn, about 120 yards (this is a really tight number, I used exactly 118 yards. My suggestion is to make sure you have about 130 yards.) I suggest using acrylic yarn because you’re going to be washing this often. Needle: I used US 8, but you can use whatever needle size is recommended by the yarn you’re using. Gauge: Not that important. Mine was 4 sts/1 inch in garter stitch. 6 buttons (I used some leftover shell buttons I had in my stash) tapestry needle Crochet hook (optional) Cover: Using a provisional cast on, cast on 12 stitches. Work in garter st until liner measures

Toilet seat cover

Captain’s Log, Supplemental Update August 2008: I wrote up the pattern for this with "improvements"! Here's the link to my No Cold Bums toilet seat cover ! Okay, remember a few days ago I was complaining about the cold toilet seat in my bathroom? Well, I decided to knit a seat cover. Not a lid cover, but a seat cover. I went online and couldn’t find anything for the seat, just one pattern for the lid by Feminitz.com . However, I took her pattern for the inside edge of the lid cover and modified it to make a seat cover. Here it is! It’s really ugly stitch-wise because originally I made it too small and had to extend it a couple inches on each side. I figured I’d be the one staring at it, so who cared if the extension wasn’t perfectly invisible? I used acrylic yarn since, well, that’s what I had, and also because it’s easy to wash. I’ll probably have to wash this cover every week or so, but it’s easy to take off—I made ties which you can see near the back of the seat. And

Rules, rules, rules

Captain's Log, Stardate 09.09.2009 Well, I have discovered that I need to comply with California law in order to do my book giveaways. Who knew there were so many rules? It doesn’t really affect you guys much, except that I can no longer mail the books internationally . Sorry, guys, but I really don’t relish spending any time in prison. Here’s the new rules, effective for any give away on this blog, in my newsletter , or on my website after September 9th, 2009: Disclaimer: 1. No purchase necessary to enter any give aways given on this blog (http://camys-loft.blogspot.com/), in my newsletter (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Camys_Loft), or on my website (http://www.camytang.com/). The give away will end on the date stated in the posting. The opportunity to play may be affected by local ability to access the Internet at any particular time. The odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. 2. Open to all readers, 18 years or older who are legally allowed to participate in su

Speed reading

Captain’s Log, Stardate 05.04.2007 I totally want to learn to speed read. My friend Georgiana found a website and posted a few tips on her blog: Speed Reading 101 If I could speed read, I could read so many more books than I do now! I think my biggest problem is sub-vocalizing my words. I don’t think I’ve EVER not done it. I don’t know if I’d be able to not do it. If that makes any sense whatsoever. Anybody have tips?

Sneak peek: Camy’s Kickstarter rewards

This Kickstarter is going to be awesome! I’ve been planning rewards that’ll knock your socks off! Don’t know what Kickstarter is? Check out this blog post about my Kickstarter. I posted a description of the rewards (and pictures) on Patreon. Click here to check out the Kickstarter rewards! You can Follow my Kickstarter to be notified when it’s launched, and I’ll also announce in my newsletter when it’s live. Follow Camy’s Kickstarter here

Favorite chocolate?

Captain's Log, Stardate 04.22.2008 Lately I’ve been on this chocolate kick. Normally, I’m not a huge chocoholic like Captain Caffeine. I enjoy chocolate, but if given a choice, I’ll usually choose a fruit or custard/creamy dessert over a triple decadence chocolate layer cake or a chocolate-lovers’ downfall brownie. But lately, I’ve been eating dark chocolate squares. I think it started when I went into Joseph Schmidt gourmet chocolate shop in Santana Row. We’d gotten Joseph Schmidt truffles for Christmas, and they’d been fabulous—I can honestly say that they were as good as DeBrand truffles (author Colleen Coble’s favorite). So when I saw the brick and mortar shop in Santana Row, I went in immediately. Inside, this man was buying up stacks—and I kid you not, stacks —of the Joseph Schmidt Belgian Dark Chocolate bars. He raved about them, said they were terrific. A cashier was restocking the display case the man had cleaned out, and I snagged a bar. “I’ve got to try one, after watc

「戌年」連載小説 第11ç« 

キャミー・タング著「戌年」連載小説 プロのドッグトレーナーであるマリ・ムトウは、厄年を迎えている。 犬小屋と訓練所の改築をしながら、いつも不服そうにしている家族と同居することになった。母と姉に言わせれば、犬の毛とよだれかけにまみれる仕事は、家族にとって恥ずべきものだという。彼女は元カレを説得し、数ヶ月間犬を預かってもらうことにした。しかし、彼の兄は、数週間前に彼女が誤って車に追突した、怒り狂ったセキュリティ専門家であることが判明する。 アシュウィン・ケイトウは十分な問題を抱えている。叔母が玄関先に現れ、同居を希望している。彼は彼女にすべてを借りているので、断ることができません。母親が家を出て行った後、ネルおばさんはアシュウィンと弟を引き取り、愛のあるキリスト教の家庭で育てた。しかも、弟のダスティもアパートを追い出され、居場所を求めている。しかし、彼は犬を飼っている。そして、その犬の飼い主は誰だと思いますか? しかし、旧友でオアフ島のノースショアでデイスパを経営する私立探偵のエディサ・ゲレロから依頼を受ける。マリの施設で奇妙な破壊行為があり、3年前に失踪したエディサの妹の財布を発見する。エディサはマリが危険な目に遭っているのではと心配する。警備の専門家であるアシュウィンがすでにマリを知っていることを知ったエディサは、忙しい若い女性を密かに監視することを彼に依頼する。 アシュウィンは、活発でのんびりとしたドッグトレーナーに不本意ながら惹かれていく。彼女は、幸せそうな母親を思い出させる。その母親の裏切りによって、彼は人と距離を置くようになったのだ。マリは、アシュウィンの冷たい外見を見抜き、彼が家族に忠実な男であることを認める。彼は、彼女のキャリア選択を批判するだけの母親や姉とは違う。 マリのバラバラな家庭とアシュウィンのバラバラな家庭の中で、過去を隠そうとする人たちから、彼らの周りに危険が迫ってくるようになる。彼らは、影で動く秘密に光を当てることができるのか? 過去に発表されたパートへのリンクはこちら。 *** 第11ç«  - タビー猫、黒猫、灰色と茶色の縞猫 彼女の母親は何かを摂取したに違いない。何を摂取したかはわからないが、代謝が急激に上がり、まるで神経質なリスのようになった。マリには、過去数日間に母親が家全体を掃除させた理由

Frogs

I know I blogged about this on my Writing Diary Blog , but I don’t think I blogged about this here. I read a few writing and productivity books, and I’ve been trying to form better daily habits. The problem is that my self-discipline is very bad. As in, embarrassingly bad. One of my goals has been to form a better writing habit. Since I’m a full-time writer, I already write every day, but I think there are things I can do to tweak my schedule so that I can be able to focus better when I write. I tend to get distracted by the thought of things I need to do that day which I haven’t done yet. I don’t know why my brain is like this, but I haven’t been able to break this tendency. So for example, while I’m writing, I’ll suddenly think about the fact that today’s the day when I need to change the bathroom towels, or mop the kitchen floor, or change the bedsheets. It’ll distract me for a few moments before I tell myself I’ll do it later and I need to focus on writing now. Then a few

Hello 2014!

I LOVE New Year’s Resolutions. I know lots of you hate them but I LOVE making them. I hardly ever fulfill them but it’s still fun making them because the whole year is new and filled with possibility. Last year, I was upset to get sidelined by plantar fasciitis so that I couldn’t run the Honolulu Marathon in December as I’d planned. My head and spirit weren’t in a good place for much of last year, which affected my work, and to cope, I slipped back into bad eating habits while I was under deadline for books. I gained 5-8 pounds over the year and felt like a gigantic blob sitting in my work chair. My New Year’s Resolution is to lose 30 pounds and train for the Honolulu Marathon in December 2014! I want to stop snacking while I work because I’ve gotten used to having something in my mouth as I’m typing, and I don’t think that’s a good thing. Instead, I’d like to get up from my work, have a snack at the table, and then return to my work. I actually started my resolution early and re

Tabi socks, part deux

Captain's Log, Stardate 07.25.2008 (If you're on Ravelry, friend me! I'm camytang.) I made tabi socks again! (At the bottom of the pattern is the calculation for the toe split if you're not using the same weight yarn that I did for this pattern (fingering). I also give an example from when I used worsted weight yarn with this pattern.) I used Opal yarn, Petticoat colorway. It’s a finer yarn than my last pair of tabi socks, so I altered the pattern a bit. Okay, so here’s my first foray into giving a knitting pattern. Camy’s top-down Tabi Socks I’m assuming you already know the basics of knitting socks. If you’re a beginner, here are some great tutorials: Socks 101 How to Knit Socks The Sock Knitter’s Companion A video of turning the heel Sock Knitting Tips Yarn: I have used both fingering weight and worsted weight yarn with this pattern. You just change the number of cast on stitches according to your gauge and the circumference of your ankle. Th