Monday, September 15, 2014

Victorian Needle Case Instructions

     As I work on my new book, I often run across interesting little projects. It just occurred to me that you might enjoy seeing them, and possibly making them for yourself. Here’s the instructions for a darling little needle case.

By Mrs. Jane Weaver.
     The outer part has a foundation of cardboard, covered and lined with silk; over this are little frills of silk finely pinked, plaited, and ornamented with a head in each plait. A bow of ribbon finishes the needle-book.
     The inside leaves for the needles are of fine cashmere, edged with button-hole stitch.
     Found in Peterson’s Magazine, July 1875

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Goodreads Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered my Goodreads Giveaway for Feda's Anchor!

Congratulations to the winners -- I hope you enjoy my novel.

Your books will go out in the mail on Monday morning.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

I wanted to share this cool artwork sent by T.M. Gregg for her new novel,The Tower, the Monster, and the Tree. You can see more of it on her blog, - it's the third picture down. Her novel looks like it will be a great read! I plan to enter her Goodreads Giveaway as soon as it opens up.

I sell dragons and devil's claws in one of my Etsy shops, and Ms. Gregg used some of my devil's claws in the picture. They're the scary-looking seed pods at the base of the basket.

For a closer look at devil's claws, you can see them here:

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Goodreads Giveaway of Feda's Anchor

I'm pleased to announce I'm giving away five copies of my new fantasy novel, Feda's Anchor. Please join in!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Feda's Anchor by D.J. Salisbury

Feda's Anchor

by D.J. Salisbury

Giveaway ends June 01, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win
Sixteen-year-old Denton is shocked when he’s blamed for a child’s death, and horrified by the blackmail that follows: If he doesn’t steal the ancient Blue Anchor from the temple, his family will be framed and murdered, executed by priests sworn to protect the holy relic.

Before he can decide what to do, he’s saddled with cousins he doesn’t dare confide in. Surely they can’t get into trouble when he takes them to visit a ruined castle while he figures out how do deal with the threat.

But his cousin vanishes into a tunnel beneath the ruins and becomes trapped inside a sorcerous labyrinth designed to imprison a necromancer. Denton is torn between finding her before her torch dies and rescuing his parents from the priests’ prison.

And something lives inside the maze.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

My Fantasy Website

Well, I've gone and done it. Scared myself a bit, too. ;-)

The website for my fantasy writing has gone live.
(How's that for a passive sentence? I'm still having trouble with the whole "blow your own horn" thing.)

Because I publish nonfiction as Deb Salisbury, I've decided to publish my novels as DJ Salisbury, in hope of being less confusing to my readers.
DJ Salisbury's Books

Please have a look. Your comments and suggestions will be greatly welcomed. As soon as Goodreads lets me, I'll set up a giveaway.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Regency Boots Giveaway!

I thought this was so cool I had to share it with you. American Duchess is giving away a pair of "Nankeen" Regency Half-Boots - made in the winner's size.

If I win, I'll make a new Regency walking dress. :-)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Fabric a la Romantic Regency is now on Kindle

I know I'm very late to the party, but

Fabric a la Romantic Regency

is now on Kindle. :-) 
I'm slowly moving into the 21st century. LOL!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!

I especially want to thank everyone who entered my Goodreads giveaway for
Victorian Bathing and Bathing Suits.
Winners, your book will be in the mail tomorrow morning.

Wishing everyone a prosperous and happy year,

Monday, December 2, 2013

Giveaway on Goodreads - Victorian Bathing and Bathing Suits

I'm pleased to announce my newest book is now in paperback! To celebrate, I'm giving away two copies on Goodreads.

Victorian Bathing and Bathing Suits by Deb Salisbury

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Victorian Bathing and Bathing Suits

by Deb Salisbury

Giveaway ends December 31, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

It's also available on Etsy:
and on my website,

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Cyber Sale!

I'm having a sale in my Etsy shop!

20% Off Black Friday - Cyber Monday! Use coupon code: CYBERSALE2013  on orders over $10.00

Also, if you are interested in vintage patterns, please have a look at the Pattern Patter team's Black Tie Blitz.