For the past ten years, I have written historical fiction and historical romance, with a few sub-genres of Gothic romance and historical romantic suspense. I’ve even written one women’s fiction book for my own personal reasons.
After fifteen books in the historical genre, I’ve decided that I need a change. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m often the “odd duck” in the group of swans who constantly write about dukes, earls, and the rest of the English aristocracy. Even though I’ve had my share of the landed gentry in some of my books, I’ve also done poor bricklayers, grumpy Cornwall mine owners, and a few other non-titled male folks. If there is such thing as genre burnout, I think I’ve arrived. As a result, I’ve decided after the release of Lady Jane on September 16, 2019, to change my typewriter keyboard and start murdering people.
On the personal side of life, I’m a bit of a British crime show junkie, watching every episode of Midsomer Murders, Vera, Agatha Raisen, Father Brown, and every other quirky who-done-it show on BritBox, Acorn TV, and Amazon Prime. Lately, I’ve got it in my author brain to try my hand in the cozy mystery genre for a bit of personal entertainment.
This past week, I’ve built my town, created my characters, outlined my first book, started this website, and am about to close the door to dukes and barons for something refreshing. I hope you won’t mind my temporary insanity going down this genre lane. It’s my hope that you’ll follow me to see how good or bad I am at writing a typical murder mystery with a bit of comedy and romance thrown in for fun. It’s my plan to do a small four-book series.
Now, how does one kill someone with a fruitcake? This should be extremely interesting. Stay tuned, for a late December 2019 release of my first cozy mystery with Patsy Sweet.
All my best,