On Sunday, April 25, 2021, JASNA Palm Beaches Region will be hosting a zoom meeting. Col. Brandon as a romantic hero will be the topic of our discussion, and I will be leading that discussion!
Today, on the English Historical Fiction Authors Blog:
As a female, I cannot help being interested in the lives of women of earlier times. Finding information about some is easy, thanks to published letters and memoirs, newspaper archives, and (because of their own personal status or accomplishments or notoriety) even biographies. With others, it is a challenge, and we may find ourselves finding that little data is available, and that as side details provided in the information related to a father, husband or other male relative. One such lady is Anne Law, Lady Ellenborough. The November/December issue of JANE AUSTEN’S WORLD magazine included a reference to her in “What Made The News in November & December 1812” that caught my attention.
Anne Law, nee’ Towry, 1st Lady Ellenborough by John Linnell. Wikimedia Commons. Photo by Wmpearl, May 21, 2012. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_of_Anne_Law,_n%C3%A9e_Towry,_1st_Lady_Ellenborough._John_Linnell.jpg
To read more about Lady Ellenborough, go here: https://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2020/12/an-amiable-wife.html#comment-form/
Today, my interview with Stacey Horan is live! Listen https://bookshopwithstaceyhoran.libsyn.com/bookshop-interview-with-author-lauren-gilbert-episode-091
Today, A RATIONAL ATTACHMENT is featured on the Coffee Pot Book Club! Please take a peek here: https://maryanneyarde.blogspot.com/2020/09/check-out-lauren-gilberts-fabulous-book.html
Over on the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, my post on an unconventional woman is up today. The Honorable Isabella Byron married Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Carlisle. After fifteen years of marriage, the earl died, and Isabella went on to live an unconventional life. To read more about her, go HERE.
My latest book, A RATIONAL ATTACHMENT, was released in December 2019, and introduced at the Sunshine State Book Festival and the Amelia Island Book Festival (both terrific events, about which more later). Historical Fiction Virtual Blog Tours is conducting a blog hop with a giveaway to celebrate this release. Please go here to check the schedule and see why I’m so excited. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! In addition to the book and the e-book, there will be some special surprises to enjoy while reading. It’s not too late to join the fun. Don’t miss it!
I spent this past weekend at the Sunshine State Book Festival in Gainesville, Florida, organized by the Writers’ Alliance of Gainesville. It was a terrific weekend. It started with a reception for the attending authors on Friday evening, which was delightful. On Saturday, the book festival itself was held on the campus at Santa Fe College. What a terrific venue! The room was full of authors, presenting books in a wide range of genres. There was excellent attendance, with people coming through and browsing all day. It was a great opportunity to meet other authors, as well as the the attendees who came through to check out the books. It was an excellent place to introduce my new novel, A RATIONAL ATTACHMENT. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to attend!