The Regency Academe

Exceptional classes about the Regency era led by exceptional instructors.

Available Class

What Georgette Heyer Knew – and We Want to Know with Judith Laik
Class dates: April 21 – May 4, 2014
Cost: $15 non-member, $7 BM member
To Register:

Judith Laik takes you through the process of writing a Regency-set novel: analyzing the expectations of different types of plots; how to approach the “steam” factor with realism; creating unique characters true to the time; settings; authentic Regency voice; and what to research and where to find the information you need.  Examples from Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and more recent authors.

Tentative course outline:

Lesson One:  Plots:  from romps to gritty
Lesson Two:  How steamy is it?
Lesson Three:  Characters
Lesson Four:  Settings
Lesson Five:  Voice
Lesson Six:  Research

Judith Laik is the author of two of the final Zebra traditional Regencies to be published by Kensington, The Lady is Mine and The Lady in Question.  She is also the author of two stories set in World War II, Sentimental Journey and My Funny Valentine, and, as Judy Laik, co-author with Lynn Moen of a book of quotations, Around the Circle Gently. Her next traditional Regency romance, title yet to be determined, will be published in April. Judith lives in Washington State on a small farm with her husband and daughter, two horses, a cat, and a dozen or so Collies.


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Alternate Payment Methods

Though PayPal is preferred, a personal check can be mailed. Contact moderator for mailing address. To ensure a timely invite to class all checks must be received no later than the Thursday before class begins.

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In what format are the classes presented?
We use Yahoo groups to present our classes. After you sign up an E-vite is sent to your email. You accept the E-vite to join the group and set up your membership (individual email is recommended). After you have set up your membership all classes and class communications are sent to your email.

When will I receive my E-vite?
E-vites are typically issued two days before class begins.

What do I do if I am having a problem with my E-vite?
Contact Nancy at to request assistance.

What do I do if I do not receive an E-vite?
If you registered prior to the beginning of class and did not receive an E-vite within the above-mentioned time frame, first check your SPAM folder to ensure it was not incorrectly routed there. If there is no E-vite in your SPAM folder, please contact to request another E-vite to be sent.

Will late registration delay joining the class?
Registrations and payment confirmation can take up to 48 hours to process. We try our best to reduce this time frame, but strongly encourage participants to register a minimum of 4 days prior to the class start date.

If I miss a class or a post can I retrieve it?
All classes can be accessed on the Yahoo Group site.

Need Help?
Contact Nancy Mayer at

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