One of the most popular romance authors of our time is visiting today. I’m so excited to introduce (if you don’t already know her) to Leigh Michaels. I met her several years ago at the Ozark Romance Authors Conference in Springfield, Missouri. Since that time she has influenced, encouraged and supported my work. I’m going to turn it over to Leigh since I need a hanky.
I’m Leigh Michaels, and my name is familiar to readers because – well, because I’ve been around the romance world pretty much forever. After I wrote 80 contemporary romances for Harlequin, I got a bit burned out and needed a change. So I switched it up to writing single-title historicals set in the Regency period. I’m also the author of On Writing Romance and some other books about writing, and I teach romance writing online at Gotham Writers Workshop. But what readers may not know about me is that I own a world-class dollhouse. Tiny things have been a fascination of mine for years – the house took my husband and me a couple of years just to build, and decorating it will never be finished. I still collect bits and pieces as I travel, and I often re-purpose objects like pencil sharpeners, candy containers, bottle caps, circuit boards and magnets as furnishings for the house. Greystone Manor, also known as the Dahls’ House (after the little people who live there) is currently on public display for the very first time. That's me peering through the entrance hall...
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Gentleman in Waiting – Lady Mariah Gerrard anxiously awaits the birth of her stepmother’s child, desperately hoping for a boy who will inherit their father’s title so Mariah can gain access to her dowry and her freedom. But when Myles Moreton comes to Edgeworth to manage the family estate, Mariah’s no longer certain that even the birth of a boy will solve her problems.
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leigh.michaels.9 (pictures of the dollhouse!)
facebook author page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Leigh-Michaels/69080380431
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NOW AVAILABLE -- Regency-period historical romance
Gentleman in Waiting
Ruining the Rake -- long novella
An Affair for the Season -- novella
The Birthday Scandal
The Wedding Affair
Just One Season in London
The Mistress' House
Wedding Daze -- short story
Shadows of Love -- short story
Thank you so much for letting us see a different side of you, Leigh.
I hope everyone will pick up one of her wonderful books. And if you're a writer I strongly recommend On Writing Romance. I bought one before I even knew her!