The kitchen at Calke Abbey
The Research behind writing DISCOVERY OF DESIRE, my Bombay-set historical romance
Setting my historical romance DISCOVERY OF DESIRE outside of England
The Best Writing Advice I Ever Received
Harlequin Junkies: What Advice Would You Give Your Hero and Heroine?
My Five Favorite Romance Authors
The two covers of my historical romance, Discovery of Desire.
Publishers Weekly reviews DISCOVERY OF DESIRE
A STARRED REVIEW from KIRKUS: “If you like your romance with the sweetness of Mary Balogh's novels or the anguish of Sherry Thomas', this is one to cherish.”
Read a deleted scene from IN SEARCH OF SCANDAL!
My favorite promotion for IN SEARCH OF SCANDAL was the "London Explorer Fast Facts" that appeared on various blogs and on twitter and facebook. I had a lot of fun going back through all my notebooks and index cards of research to find those factoids I thought were most interesting...
Where is my go-to place to write?
As an author with Sourcebooks, I’m fortunate to have been granted the talents of a lovely publicist, Amelia, to help me launch my book. Poor lady. She’s forced to brainstorm ways to promote a complete unknown, and one of the many suggestions she made was that I might write about ‘my go-to place to write.’
What was your favorite scene to write?
All right, it’s immodest but I have never been able to pinpoint a favorite scene in IN SEARCH OF SCANDAL. I enjoy every scene in the book—now.
Who is your favorite Victorian-era Explorer?
In the weeks leading up to the release of my first book, I was asked to prepare answers to questions that, on the surface, seem entirely pertinent and natural and relatively easy.
IN SEARCH OF SCANDAL is nominated for Best First Historical by RT Magazine
Thank you to Booklist for my lovely review!
Thank you, RT Book Reviews for my wonderful review!
London Open House 2015
For one weekend in September, London opens many of their glorious buildings to the public, who would normally not be allowed in. A couple weeks back, Charlotte and I enjoyed amazing access to many of the City’s historic buildings and visiting many of the locations mentioned in IN SEARCH OF SCANDAL.
Part Three: Charlotte Goes for a Walk in the Country
Charlotte and I woke to an exceedingly fine September day and decided to leave our charming room at The Bell Inn to hike the Cotswold landscapes about Moreton in Marsh. In preparation, I laminated my survey maps, brushed up on my compass reading skills and dusted off my trekking poles. And Charlotte donned her sturdiest kid leather boots. (I realize you can't see them under the yards of satin and foreground of peonies, but trust me. They are very elegant.)
Part Two: Charlotte at The Secret Cottage
With so many lovely villages to visit, and no interest in renting a car and driving the narrow roads, Charlotte and I made the brilliant decision to join a tour. The most popular in the Cotswolds is the Secret Cottage Tour, which is a six-hour guided tour of the northern Cotswold villages.