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2021 Where are we now?
The Covid year proved something of a boon for publishing. With nothing to do, people were craving entertainment and books did well. As for us writers, once concentration improved, we all kept at it and I am pleased to say a great deal has been happening.
In April THE DAGGER DANCE appeared, the seventh adventure for Lady Fan, where I was at last able to tell the story of Hemp and his lost love, Dorote. Lady Fan 8, as yet untitled, is now complete in first draft.
At Christmas, Sapere brought out three more Brides by Chance Regency Adventures, MARRIAGE FOR MUSIC, when Lily compounds for a piano in a convenient marriage to save Vince; DAMSEL TO THE RESCUE, where Delia snares her "Prince" in the person of fugitive Giff in a wild adventure; and WIDOW IN MISTLETOE, in which Lance loses his memory and is rescued by widow Chloe whom he mistakes for his dead fiance.
If that was not enough, June saw the launch of the last three in the Brides by Chance series: HIS AUCTION PRIZE, where Felicity is won for the evening by cynical Raoul; DISASTER AND THE DUKE, which throws Hetty's wildflower gathering into disarray when she meets the new sardonic duke, Theo; and finally TAMING THE VULTURE, which features Hetty's twin Silvestre, on the brink of literary success, who becomes fascinated by brooding poet, Gausselin (or Joss to his intimates).
My independent publishing followed THE COUNT'S CHARADE with A TRACE OF MEMORY, another lost memory tale involving the beautiful Elaine and suspicious Charles who is not quite sure whether he is being tricked.
Later in the year, I will be publishing THE VEILED BRIDE, of which more later.
Busy, busy, busy. I remember a long time ago that I read a simple sentence in a book I was studying which resonated with me and made me realise my true metier. "A writer writes."
How simple, but how true. Come rain, shine or Covid, the words spill forth.
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The Chocolate House Anthology
I was invited to take part in an anthology of Regency short stories set around the Masqueraders' Chocolate House in Bath. As the project was for charity, I was delighted to participate. The result is a diverse selection of six enjoyable stories. Mine is a short Regency which became a precursor to the Brides by Chance series.
The Lady Fan series with Sapere Books is moving along well. The Dagger Dance has just come out, which is the 7th in the series. Number 8 is in progress. To hear more, and keep abreast of what's happening, take a look at the Lady Fan Mystery page or join my Readers' Group.