My Love of
I figured since I was guest blogging with The Brit Babes today I would talk about my love of
. Blame it on Amanda Quick, Lisa Kleypas &
Julia Quinn. I devour their books and it all stemmed from their wonderful
stories set in Regency Era. Of course, I
swoon when it comes to British accents.
Or Irish. Or Scottish. Hell, I’m swooning now! England
In 2004 I was living in Paris (
, not France ) and reached
that 3 month period where I had to get my passport stamped, so my boyfriend and
I hopped on the train and chunneled over to California .
We took another train up to London Leicester
to meet up with some friends. While he
was off playing laser tag, I wandered the Square, toured the old homes (like
Lady Jane Grey), and saw my first football game. The excitement of the crowd made me a lover
of the game to this day, although I do watch more American soccer than the
Premier League <<hangs head in shame>>.
I knew some of my family had come from
curious, I decided to do an in depth search of my genealogy. I had always identified with my mother’s
side, who hailed from England ,
but my father’s side came from Italy
and Ireland . And boy, I never knew how deeply I had ties
until I ran across my 13th Great-Grandmother, Katharine Cromwell. Now, since
I’m talking to the British Babes, I probably don’t need to introduce her. Her second husband, of course, was Morgan
Williams, whose mother was Joan Tudor.
And that’s where the second whammy of my ancestors came from…an illegitimate
link to the Tudor line. Ancestry is
amazing, isn’t it? Now, I’d like to go
back to the England
and tour all the places my ancestors hailed from. UK
I wrote one of own my own Regency Era romance but sadly, I’m just not cut out to be prolific at it. All authors have to find their voice, if they’re not lucky enough to know at the beginning what it is. Luckily, I’ve had a few wonderful publishers who support me while I find a writing identity. Writing is an organic process, and as a writer as I’m constantly learning and improving my craft.
Thank you so much, Lucy, for having me guest blog with you today! I love giving away stuff and would love to give-a-way a PDF of any of my titles (winner’s choice) to someone! Please just leave a comment & a way to contact you…I promise not to spam you, I just don’t have time to track people down. J Also, I’ll be having a huge Christmas give-a-way so either follow me on Twitter or friend me on FB for updates!