Thanks so much for visiting me in my cyber home. In true Victorian fashion, I welcome you to the parlor, the place where Victorians entertained their callers. Please, take a seat on the settee, or if you prefer an armless lady’s chair to keep your skirts from getting mussed, I have several to choose from.
Can I interest you in a cup of tea? My favorite flavor is mint, but I have a number of other choices. Just tell me what you’d like, and I’ll have my kitchen staff secure it. If you’d prefer a cool drink, I’ve had my cook prepare some fresh-squeezed lemonade.
While you sip, I’ll tell you a little about me. I write what I love to read: inspirational historical romances with dashing heroes and determined heroines, all of whom embody the spirit and resourcefulness of those who settled the far western United States. My debut novel, A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California, set in the heart of the Gold Country where I live, was released on July 1st, 2012.
When my fingers aren’t hovering over the keyboard of that newfangled laptop of mine, I enjoy strolling past stately Victorian houses in my historic town, burying my nose in reference books as I unearth interesting facts to include in my stories, and interacting with other romance readers. My favorite places to visit are my fictional worlds, the Coach factory outlet store, and Taco Bell.
But enough about me. I’m eager to get to know you. Please introduce yourself in the comments. For starters, I’d love to know what you enjoy reading, what things you find romantic, and which movie or TV show set in the Victorian era (1837-1901) is your favorite. I’ve listed some of my favorite period shows here. Perhaps yours is one of them.