Monday, June 17, 2013

Fiorella and Georgette

Unable to sleep last night because of too much chocolate-on-chocolate Father's Day cake, Fiorella  curled up on the couch in the den with a well-worn copy of Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer, the mother of the historical romance genre. Fio became acquainted with Heyer years ago when she finished her first semester finals at University of Texas and wandered into the college bookstore to find a paperback novel to relax with. These Old Shades, Fio's initial venture into the Regency world created by Heyer, fit the bill and was soon followed by its sequel, Devil's Cub.  From then on, Fio was addicted.. She loved the characters, the humor, the plots, and  the British settings.

But now, reading the books as an author, she marvels at their craftsmanship--the subtlety with which Heyer introduces her characters, the way she makes period information seem natural, her skill in keeping the story moving--and Fio hopes she can do the same even half as well..

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