Behind the Scenes: What a Wallflower Wants

Even after writing ten books, I still imagine that the process goes something like this: I sit down, words flow, and I write outrageous quantities of perfectly clean prose in the minimal amount of time. Ha. Ha. Ha. I actually happened to document a lot of the process of creating Prudence’s story, What a Wallflower Wants. And it’s not so simple (but there is wine!). Here’s a behind the scenes look from the first line to the finished product.

What Happened to the Historical Romance Novel?

These days it seems the ever popular historical romance genre has become dominated by dangerously seductive Regency era dukes. Once upon a time, a girl could find some bad ass cowboys in historical westerns, tycoons in turn of the century NYC, and medieval Knights charging in to save the day. It makes one wonder: has the historical romance genre become narrowed down to just dukes?

I inquired with fellow romance authors and editors to check on the state of our beloved historical romances