Stefanie: A native Norwesterner with the pale skin to prove it, I credit my parents’ eclectic reading habits—not to mention their decision to live in the middle of nowhere—for my love of books. A childhood spent lost in the pages of countless novels led me to college where I majored in English. No one was more surprised than me when I actually put my degree to use and landed a job in Amazon.com’s Books editorial department. I spent over five years reading for a living before retiring to concentrate on my own stories.
Stefanie: The Saint Who Stole My Heart is the fourth installment in my Regency Rogues series, though I would like to point out that it is not necessary to read the first three in order to follow the story. Dashiell Matthews, Viscount Carrington, remembers little of Miss Elena Barnes beyond her slight build, mousy character, and bookish ways. Her unavoidable presence at Carrington House would be inconvenient, true, but a woman could hardly prove enough of a distraction to interfere with what was the most important case of Dash’s life—ferreting out the monster who’d murdered a dear friend’s mother many years before.
Dash would, of course, live to regret such an assumption.
As for Elena, a trip to London to retrieve a priceless book is troublesome, though not nearly as much as the feelings the viscount inspires in her. His touch elicits feelings from Elena that she’d only ever read about. Her skin tingles. Lord Hardwicke is as handsome as she remembered—actually, more so as he’d grown into his frame in a rather attractive manner—and as dim as a ha’penny tallow. Or is he? The more time Elena spends with the man, the greater her suspicions grow regarding his intellect and just what he might be up to as they’re thrown together in the search for an individual known only as the Rook.
Can true love save the day? You’ll find out in the exciting and enthralling The Saint Who Stole My Heart!
Stefanie: The first book I ever wrote was a chick lit novel–an ode to Bridget Jones, a character whom I adore to this day. Unfortunately, that book didn’t sell. But when my author friends suggested my voice might be well suited to the Regency period, I figured why not? Regencies are my favorite romances to read, so I gave it a shot. And so far, it’s working out pretty well.
As for whether I’ll ever stray from Regencies? It wouldn’t surprise me. I’ve got a few ideas for some middle grade books and also a mystery, so we’ll see.
Stefanie: That’s a good question. I’m someone whose brain never seems to turn off, even when it should—you know, like when you really should be listening to a sermon or paying attention at your child’s choir concert? Scenarios often come first for me, then I flesh out the characters—all while appearing to be completely immersed in the sermon, or the concert, or any number of other important and attention worthy times. It’s a gift, really.
Stefanie: A size 6—and almost as wide as they are long. My Dad used to joke that I have duck feet. And, honestly, he was right.
Stefanie: I’m currently working on revisions for the fifth book in my Regency Rogues series, The Scoundrel Takes a Bride. I hope that readers will enjoy the tortured hero Nicholas and his savior, Sophia, as much as I enjoyed writing them!
Stefanie: I don’t know about anything to ask. But I would like to thank them from the bottom of my heart for their support. It means everything to me.
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