A few months after I started writing my first romance novel, way back in 2009, I stumbled across a blog that had just launched. It was written by the nominees of that year’s Golden Heart Award, and they called themselves the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood. Ever since then, their blog has been a tremendous guide as I stumbled my way to publication, and one person in particular has been an endlessly encouraging friend to me. I’m thrilled to say that her debut historical romance, When She Was Wicked, comes out tomorrow – January 29th!
Please help me welcome Anne Barton!
Thanks, Kat! It’s wonderful to be here with you!
1. The heroine of When She Was Wicked, Miss Anabelle Honeycote (gorgeous name!), is a dressmaker. On your website you have a very cool ball gown generator, where readers can enter some info about themselves and discover what kind of gown Anabelle would create for them. Tell me, what would she make a busty brunette who would swear to her dying day that she’s really a blonde? Oh, and this client happens to be six months pregnant?
Ha! And congratulations on being enceinte! Here’s a secret: the beauty of the ball gown generator is that it doesn’t know if you’re fudging the truth. For example, it thinks I’m “willowy.” I recommend tweaking your selections till Anabelle gives you the gown of your dreams.
I’m glad you like the generator, because I had so much fun creating it. I mean, I can barely handle sewing a button onto a shirt, but virtual ball gowns? No problem!
2. Ooh, good tip. I’m going to tell Anabelle that I’m quite fit. Tell us one thing about your hero and heroine that we won’t know from reading the blurb (which is below).