Shades of Milk and Honey easter eggs

Most of my fiction has at least one thing that I put in purely to amuse myself and Shades of Milk and Honey is no exception.  There are a number of Easter Eggs, if you know where to look.

Periodically, I’ll post one of these and an explanation for how it got there. Some of them may be amusing, others things may talk about Regency history, still others will just be odd. Since many of them also involve spoilers, they’ll be password protected to keep the unwary from stumbling into them.

What sort of things can you look forward to? Here’s a spoiler-free example.

In Chapter 10, Beth (Miss Dunkirk) decides to rename her horse, which was previously called “Bacon.”

She asks her brother:

“Bacon? Who would name a dainty mare that?”

“I think it is the pattern in her sock. The area where the roan blends down to the white does look very much like the marbling in bacon.”

Who indeed? The answer is that Beth is named after my friend Beth Wodzinski, the editor-in-chief of Shimmer magazine.  Part of her email address was “mmmbacon.”

I’ve got one more for you today. To access it and any others I post, you just need to know the name of the mare that Jane rides in Chapter 10.

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3 Responses

  1. David J. Batista

    A-ha! So the mystery’s been solved! In her review of your novel in this month’s issue of Locus Magazine, Adrienne Martini wondered if this was, perhaps, a clever nod at your colleague and current SFWA partner-in-crime, John Scalzi. Glad to know the real scoop behind the name.