When I read my first Regency romance in 2012—Julia Quinn’s The Viscount Who Loved Me—I became hooked on the Regency world and longed to create my own independent and spirited heroines and dashing heroes. The best part of writing historical romances is falling into history—to live in the world of Regency England through my characters, with dazzling balls, beautiful dresses, and gorgeous houses that I would otherwise never be able to experience. I love the period’s rich history and find that all those rules of etiquette and propriety can be worked to the heroine’s advantage…if she’s daring enough to seize her dreams. It took one year to write the first book, Dukes Are Forever, and then I wrote the next two in the series the following year. The heroine, Kate, is a doctor because I wanted to think up the most impossible role for a woman in 1815 England, something a woman would never be allowed to do, and then I gave her the determination and independence to do just that. And both Emily in Along Came a Rogue and Josie in How I Married a Marquess hold their own secrets which I cannot give away but which are certainly NOT in the traditional Regency romance heroine mould. Please read them, then let me know what you think!