I’m guest-blogging today at Book Lovers Inc, talking about why I love the Regency period and giving away a copy of my new anthology, An Invitation To Sin. Stop by and join the fun! I’ll also be at the Romantic Times blog later today, appearing with the other authors of Sin: Jo Beverley, Sally MacKenzie, and Kaitlin O’Riley. It’s sure to be a great interview with a swell group of romance writers. You don’t want to miss it!
As you can imagine, historical romance writers tend to be research geeks. I have several blogs and websites I visit when looking for just the right bit of research, but two of my favorites are Two Nerdy History Girls and Patrick Baty. Patrick runs a family paint business called Papers and Paints in Chelsea, London. He’s an expert in the use of paint and color in historical buildings and has worked in some of the finest structures in England. Although he specializes in the Georgian era, he’s consulted on projects as diverse as a Tudor garden and a 1950’s concert hall. His work is simply fantastic and really fun to read about. Patrick always includes lovely, lush photographs in his blogs, so have a look.
The Two Nerdy History Girls are Loretta Chase and Susan Holloway Scott. Loretta writes Regency-set historical romance, and is one of my favorite writers of, well, anything. And Susan writes wonderful historical fiction set in the time of Charles II. These women know their history inside and out and talk about it in a very down-to-earth, entertaining way, bringing their respective periods to life. Take my word for it–you’ll love this blog!
I’m heading over to my guest blogs, now. Hope to see you there!