RELEASING DECEMBER 19TH! I am thrilled to announce the release of THE HIGHLAND GUARDIAN and though it is a stand alone novel, it is the 3rd in the Lords of the Highlands Series (and my favorite so far)! He has sworn to protect her . . . Captain Reid MacKenzie, Earl of Seaforth, is a… Read More
Amy embarked on her writing journey shortly after she completed an MBA with Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her first manuscripts were suspense novels and were never published. She calls them baptism by fire---lessons in learning to write fiction. These lessons, combined with several writing conferences and classes, led her to write her first published book, Boy Man Chief, which won the League of Utah Writers award for Best Manuscript, and the Spark Book Award.
A lot has happened since, with some of the highlights being Rise of a Legend winning the national RONE award for Best Time Travel; hitting the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller list; and a host of other accolades.
Amy enjoys the freedom of authorship and the opportunity to work creatively every day. She has lived in Australia, Bermuda and has spent extensive time in Scotland. Whenever possible, she visits the places she writes about to add vibrant realism to her stories.
She loves writing Scottish historical romance, and now she's adding romantic suspense to the mix. Come along for the ride!
By Julie Johnstone As I drove my kids to carpool this week and saw all the houses already decorated for Christmas, I admit I felt a little pressure to do the same. But I am determined not to be stressed during this holiday season and to do things at a pace that will keep them… Read More
by Janna MacGregor The second book in my Cavensham Heiresses series, THE BRIDE WHO GOT LUCKY, released this week. The couple introduced in THE BAD LUCK BRIDE, Lady Emma Cavensham and Nicholas St. Mauer, the Earl of Somerton, both oppose marriage for entirely different but similar reasons. Aha! I hope that got your attention. Both… Read More
By Gina Danna The American Civil War – why would I write a story during this timeframe? All stories written about this time are all just Gone With The Wind in a different style…. The War Between the States – the ‘official’ name for the Civil War of 1861-1865 – is a fascinating and complex… Read More
by Bronwen Evans It’s release day for A LOVE TO REMEMBER, book #7 in my Disgraced Lords series. I had the most fun writing this book, because both the hero and heroine had an aversion to marriage—each for good reason. But as in any good romance something had to change, and as usual it took… Read More
My latest Love Inspired Historical romance Frontier Want Ad Bride is set in Pepin, Wisconsin, the birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of all the “Little House” books. Pepin was the setting of the first “House” book, The Little House in the Big Woods. I really tried to capture that “Little House in the Prairie”… Read More
A great many books have been written about time travel. And, in fact, books and movies take us to different eras on a regular basis. But if it was possible to go to another time, which one would you choose? And why? If I had the chance, I would love to go the Elizabethan Court…. Read More
by Amy Jarecki Who doesn’t have a few guilty pleasures? That said, I always ask myself, hey, if it’s pleasurable, then why feel bad about it? Then I remember how my mother filled my head with “must nots” and piled on the guilt—sometimes for really silly stuff. And then I thought…guilty pleasures have to be… Read More
The Most Dangerous Duke in London is my 29th novel. It is the 23rd one set in the long Regency of the early 19th century. And once again, none of my characters go to Almack’s. I don’t know why they never do. It just never comes up. My characters have other things to keep them… Read More
by Bronwen Evans Okay, I’ll prefix that title by explaining that I write early 1800’s historical romance. Believe it or not, opium could be bought over the counter like a tonic until 1864, and was not restricted as a medicine until 1901. In the early 1800’s opium, available in many forms, became the recreation past… Read More
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Fact inspires Fiction
Do you enjoy stories which are inspired by real people? Winter Homecoming was inspired by a real life twentieth century heroine in my hometown. She was called the “Angel in Snowshoes.” To read about Dr. Kate Newcomb, drop by my previous blog post. Here’s more about my story~ Catching a freight train out of Chicago… Read More