In conjunction with the preparation of the first “Men of Waverly Court” romance Between Artist and Model, I have been developing several Men of Waverly Court pages on Pinterest, an on-line pinboard that functions much like a cyber version of the old-fashioned bulletin board.
For those of you who are not familiar, Pinterest allows any registered user to pin photos and quotes covering a wide range of subjects, onto specialized bulletin boards. Each board has a manager, who may, if they choose, invite others to pin to their board. A search engine allows you to find boards and photos. Interested in tiny houses? There’s board for you at Pinterest. Or how about fashion in 1956? You may not find a board specifically geared to that subject, but you will find dozens of photos from other boards that cover everything you would want to know about men’s and women’s clothing styles in the 50s.
I’ve created several boards and am in the process of developing more.
A Century of Men is my general board. You’ll find a variety of photos there, mostly covering gay life in New York City during the Twentieth Century with occasional forays into other subjects.
Between Artist and Model focuses on 1907, the year in which the first “Men of Waverly Court” romance, is set. You’ll find photos of New York City landmarks like Time Square and the Plaza Hotel, fashion, art, and a variety of advertisements and contemporaneous headlines that will help you get into the mood to journey back to 1907!
I’ve also set up a board for A Brief Separation, the second “Men of Waverly Court” romance. While A Brief Separation will not be available until November 2013, I’m certain you will find the year 1918 and America’s entry into The Great War, as fascinating as I did. This will be especially true for Downton Abbey fans who will recall how The Great War impacted and interrupted lives in Northern England.
Bear in mind that these boards are always changing as I locate new items of interest. I guess that’s why they call it Pinterest.
As future Waverly Court Romances are published, you can expect further boards, each covering a different time, a different world, and two different men!
If you are looking for a sexier, racier version of Pinterest, look for Ross on Tumblr, where nudity and male passion are encouraged.