Bestselling Author of Regency Romances


This is a very sad week for us at The Word Wenches. Our dear sister Wench Jo Beverley passed away on Monday. We have a memorial posted on the blog and invite you to leave a comment here, all of which will be passed on to Jo’s family. Words can’t express how much we will miss her

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We will resume our 10th Anniversary celebration during the week of May 30—that is what Jo would want. A number of our fellow writers, including Eloisa James, Mary Balogh, Susanna Kearsley and Lauren Willig, have contributed lovely posts on historical romance, so please stop by and share your thoughts. (There will be lots of fun book giveaways!) 

We hope to see you there.


Have you ever wondered where authors get the inspiration for their heroes and heroines? Well, I have an art background, so I’m a very visual person and love to look at historical paintings to help me picture my characters. (This is Lord Granville Leveson-Gower above on the left, who was called the most handsome man in England. He’s pretty dishy, isn’t he? But I have a feeling he would be have been quite a handful in more ways than one!) You can see other seductive men and alluring women on my Pinterest boards.

Please check back often and say hi!