Friday, December 11, 2015

winter holidays

Wishing you the Christmas of your dreams... and may your New Year be a joyful one.

About the picture, above. Artist: V. A. Tropinin (1776 - 1857). Woman at the Window, or A Treasurer's Wife as an illustration to the poem by Mikhail Lermontov -- Женщина в окне, или Казначейша по поэме Лермонтова Тамбовская Казначейша. Имя персонажа поэмы Авдотья Николавна Бобковская. Prototype of the personage is Countess Maria Razumovsky (1772 — 1865) lady in waiting, whose lover 'won' her from her husband in the game of cards. 

My tale "Eric's Wonderful Quest" is available at

The fans of my historical paranormal "A Handful of Blossoms" get positively crazy.) Fancy that! They think of the book at ‪#‎datingclubs‬ ! (See the picture above) 
 The novella is available at