I’m crazy about historical costume, which is why I describe what my heroines wear (which are usually based on dresses I see online). For Purple Sky Woman, the heroine’s gowns are inspired by the early half of the 19th century. Except for her ballgown, which is based on a CUTE dress I bought off Etsy – a new/old stock 1970s, water-colored, pleated maxi dress with the tags still on. You know how you see something and it’s like, “That’s ME!” and you just gotta buy it even though you have absolutely nowhere to wear it to? And then it disappears and you’re bummed because that was the only one left in the universe and you won’t find another? And then a day later it reappears with a sale price? Yeah, it was like that. Click to see the photos . . .