Tag: The Lost Letter

A Holiday by Gaslight, Special Sales, and Other News

Did you know I’ve written a Victorian Christmas novella? A Holiday by Gaslight is set in 1861 and was inspired, in small part, by Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South. It was also inspired by the social, scientific, and technological advances of the mid-19th century. Like us, the Victorians were faced with a rapidly changing world. Many wanted to cling to the status quo, but some—like my heroine’s father—embraced the change to the point of folly.[…]Continue Reading

The Lost Letter: 10,000 Copies Sold!

Dear Readers,

Today, my Victorian romance The Lost Letter sold its 10,000th copy! I am thrilled beyond belief and so very grateful to you all for taking a chance on a debut fiction author. When The Lost Letter released on September 19, 2017, I was guardedly optimistic about its chances. I hoped it might eventually sell a few hundred copies or maybe even a thousand. Suffice to say, it has exceeded all of my wildest expectations. […]Continue Reading

The Lost Letter 99¢ eBook Sale!

 To celebrate next week’s release of The Lost Letter audiobook (coming June 12 from Tantor Media), the eBook version of The Lost Letter is going on sale for only 99¢! The sale runs from June 4-June 10 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo. If you haven’t yet read my debut Victorian romance, I hope you’ll give it a try. You can learn more about it below.[…]Continue Reading

Beauty and the Beast: From French Folklore to Victorian Romance

An illustration by Warwick Goble for Beauty and the Beast, 1913.

In 1740, French author Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve wrote and published a collection of stories entitled La Jeune Ameriquaine et les Contes Marins. Within, was the fairy tale La Belle et la Bête. Widely viewed as the oldest version of Beauty and Beast, La Belle et la Bête contained all of the now familiar elements of the much beloved story. There was a handsome prince cursed to live out his days as a monstrous beast and a courageous beauty who consents to be his prisoner in order to save her father.

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Audiobook Narrator News!

I’m thrilled to announce that my audio publisher, Tantor Media, has cast Justine Eyre to narrate both The Lost Letter and The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter. Justine has done the narration for some really fantastic historical romance and historical fiction authors, including Amanda Quick, Eloisa James, Sarah MacLean, and Tasha Alexander. She’s the actress I requested and I feel so lucky she’s agreed to narrate my novels. She has a thoughtful, intelligent, and emotionally sensitive voice which I know will be perfect for bringing my stories to life.[…]Continue Reading

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