Here is what’s going on!

While I have published contemporary romance (for Harlequin) and still love to read it, historical romance is the genre I go to for dreamy courtships, sweeping passion and perilous plots, not to mention exquisite fashions, luxurious settings and graceful manners, as well as exciting–and sometimes real–characters. And oh, those sumptuous feasts!

Let’s face it. Historical romance has just about every (insert extravagant adjective of your choice) thing you could want in a story. So when I decided to return to writing full time, I began where my heart was… in Regency England.

My Regency era novella, The Captain’s Last Quest, will be published in August, 2022, by Dragonblade Publishing in an anthology called Tales of Timeless Romance.

The story was inspired by the forbidden romance between the original “People’s Princess,” Charlotte (the popular daughter of the Prince Regent of England) and Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg. Who doesn’t love a story about a beloved princess held prisoner and the handsome hero who rescues her?

He can scale his captive lady’s tower to rescue her–but can he convince her to love him?

Bonus: a free short story prequel, If Only, My Love, for readers who subscribe to my newsletter. I’m planning for a free short story sequel, too, but that’s a story for another time. 🙂

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There’s more, of course. In a return to contemporary romance, I have begun work on a screenplay for a television Christmas movie called Gifts of Comfort and Joy. It may or may not be the first in a series of related stories. I’m working with a mentor, Joany Kane, who wrote the very first Hallmark Christmas movie! More on all that in the future…

As I said before, I love writing books set in interesting historical periods. One of my current works in progress for adults is a trilogy, The Gaslight Prophecies. The first volume in this late-Victorian fantasy, Enshadowed, was a major contest winner (1st place!). All three volumes are in the edit phase.

I’m also editing the first volume of a Middle Grade fantasy trilogy currently titled A Midsummer Nightmare. This one takes place in Elizabethan England and is just plain fun–with nasty, invisible imps!

In addition, I’m refreshing the cover and some extra content for my five-star Middle Grade historical fantasy, Celia and the Wolf, and looking forward to a sales push for next Halloween.

So that’s it. I’m very, very busy!

Donna