MBA&M: What made you decide to write historical romance?
VD: I bought my first romance accidentally. Seriously, I didn’t know it was a romance until I got home and read the back cover. I’d never read a romance before and was a bit wary. But then I started reading Judith McNaught’s ALMOST HEAVEN and found myself completely captivated. Of course, I went to the bookstore to purchase all of her books I could find. Since that time, I’ve read other romance subgenres, but historical romance remains my favorite. So that’s why I write it.
MBA&M: What are the challenges in writing a historical romance series?
VD: My books are trilogies, rather than series. When readers found out that my first trilogy did not have a series name, they gave it one! My trilogy became known as the fan-named “How to” series. J The main difference for readers is that each of my books is a standalone. All three books can be read in any order. I think this is helpful to readers who are just discovering newer authors like me. Interestingly, several readers have told me that they read the first two books again, back-to-back, and said that there was a slightly richer experience for them. But again, all three books can be read in any order.
MBA&M: What is on the horizon for you?
VD: I’m writing a new trilogy for my publisher set in Regency England (it’s my favorite!). I will also be publishing a digital prequel to the new trilogy that is tentatively scheduled for fall 2012. One of the minor characters from HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE is the hero in my next book. I’m very excited about the new story. If readers are on Pinterest, they can find my Secret Regency Book board here: http://bit.ly/yOZfxS
Other than that, I’ve got several appearances this year at conferences as well as speaking engagements. So 2012 is shaping up to be a very busy year for me. Readers can check my website and blog for upcoming information. Also, readers can sign up for the newsletter to get the most up-to-date information about contests, behind-the-scenes features, and new playlists for my books.
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PUBLICATION DATE: APRIL 1, 2012
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