I've lived in Regency England since I was old enough to read Jane Austen. Unfortunately, as no eligible peers presented themselves and I never could get vouchers for Almacks, I was forced to make my way by going into trade. So, I spent more years than I care to count working in the field of computer technology. It was rewarding, in its own way, but I never abandoned my first love.
In 1997, I found an interesting way to insinuate the 19th century into the world of technology when I joined a friend in creating a Jane Austen web site. I still manage The Republic of Pemberley and invite you to come visit us if your obsession runs to Jane Austen.
Two years ago, I decided that, while I would never be Jane, I might try my hand at some version of the period. After all, if I was spending most of my free time there, I might as well write about it. This year, Kensington Publishing offered to publish Once Upon a Sofa. It will be released in May of 2005 and I hope you will like my vision of Regency England and will come back for my second book in the fall of 2005.