The Harrow Band. That was my name for my group of Regency guys when I first wrote about them back in 1976. I still have the handwritten original. Later I changed their name to The Company of Rogues, which I’m sure you’ll agree was an improvement. I completed the book in 1977, but it wasn’t… Read More
Jo Beverley is one the few authors writing English-set
historical romance who is English. She was born and raised
in England, and has a degree in English history from Keele
University in Staffordshire. She and her husband emigrated
to Canada, but have now returned to England. They have two sons.
Though Jo started to write as a young child, it was only in
the eighties that she began to think that it was something
ordinary people could do, and after a talk at a local
library, she settled to seriously writing her first
Dragons and virgin princesses. I’ve always thought the stories of maidens sacrificed to dragons most unfair. Not just the sacrifice, but that if some hero came to save them they were his prize. After all, it could be anyone! And that was the seed for my story, The Dragon and the Princess, which first appeared… Read More
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Rise of the Firestarter: What Makes a Hero?
The romance and superhero genres have one major element in common: they’re about hope. That means Alec Farley, the star of my first superhero romance, Rise of the Firestarter, had to be heroic as a romance hero and as a “super” hero. Since this is the first book in my Phoenix Institute series, Alec also… Read More