I write books set in Regency England, so I have lots of Jane Austen-type of scenes, involving glittering balls, fancy dresses, and dashing Mr. Darcys. It’s fun to create a fantasy world, with elegant parties and sumptuous country houses. I love to do research and discover all the little details of everyday life in the early 19th century. But the most important thing I’ve learned from reading diaries and first-person accounts from the era is that even though the clothing and the society was very different from that of today, the emotions, the needs, and the yearnings were just the same.
I have a BA and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University and now work as the creative director of a lifestyle sporting magazine, a job which lets me combine my love of the printed word with my love of art. I’m very fortunate in that my work allows me to travel to interesting destinations around the world — however, my favorite spot is London, where the funky antique markets and used book stores offer a wealth of inspiration for my stories.