If you're setting your novel in the Regency period then visit the website of romantic novelist, Candice Hern, for a plethora of information on the era. Includes a time-line, fashion, and notable people and places. .
I'm an editor with Crooked Cat Books (I freelance too!) and author of Trace your Roots (Crooked Cat) and co-author of The Writer’s ABC Checklist (Accent Press). My work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and on the Web and I'm a past winner of The Writers’ Advice Centre for Children’s Books contest.
I've tutored workshops, judged online writing contests and currently critique stories for a leading UK writers' mag.
Oh, and I'm not nearly as solemn as I look in this picture.