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Gail Eastwood is today’s Featured Author for The Beau Monde Regency chapter of Romance Writers of America.
Gail Eastwood started writing stories at an early age, but spent almost twenty years as a journalist, theatre critic and PR consultant, among other jobs, before she finally wrote and sold her first novel, achieving her childhood dream.
That first book and six more Signet Regencies that followed won awards and recognition, including The Golden Leaf for Best Regency, 1994. Gail was nominated by Romantic Times Magazine for Career Achievement in the Regency category for two years in a row.
Gail’s love for the Regency period comes naturally from her love for England and for history, which she claims are “in the blood,” plus all the special qualities we admire and enjoy about this unique time.
Hailed by reviewers as “a master at painting pictures of Regency life,” Gail had earned a growing reputation as a writer who pushed the genre to new levels with emotional depth and original plots, until family health issues took her out of the field for ten years. Now she’s excited to be back, working on a new book along with the ebook reissues of her backlist.
She lives in RI in a “refilled nest” with her husband, two adult sons and one very lazy cat.
A PERILOUS JOURNEY -May 2012
AN UNLIKELY HERO -July 2012
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Nicole Jordan is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.
New York Times bestselling author Nicole Jordan spins delightful Regency tales that simmer with passion and sensuality. With over two dozen historical romances to her credit and six million books in print, Nicole has earned such honors as RITA finalist, RWA’s Favorite Book of the Year, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, and the Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence, presented by a group of over one hundred romance reviewers.
In her former life, Nicole grew up as an Army brat, moving frequently and attending high school in Germany. She later earned a civil engineering degree from Georgia Tech. Currently Nicole lives in the Rocky Mountains of Utah with her real-life hero (her husband) and beloved kids (her horses).
Elena Greene is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.
A long time fan of Regency era romance, Elena Greene began writing her own stories after an inspiring three-year international assignment in the United Kingdom. She has written five Regency romances and a Regency novella. Her books have won the Desert Rose Golden Quill Award, the Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence and the National Readers’ Choice Award. They have also been nominated for the Holt Medallion and the Booksellers’ Best Award.
Elena’s last book, Lady Dearing’s Masquerade, was awarded the Romantic Times Best Regency Romance of 2005.
After a long hiatus due to a family crisis, Elena is happily writing again. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and two children.
Jillian Kent, today’s Featured Beau Monde Author, has been writing for years and now her dream is coming true.
She is also a full-time counselor for nursing students, has a masters degree in social work, and is fascinated with human behavior and how our minds work. Because she works in contemporary society she thought it would be fun and interesting to explore what might have happened in a lunatic asylum in Regency England. That’s just a snippet of how her story idea was conceived and she hopes you will escape into the past with her and find faith for the future. You’ll enjoy this journey.
Jillian is more than enthusiastic about the release of her first book, Secrets of the Heart, The Ravensmoore Chronicles, Book One ( Coming May 2011) and is thrilled that Romantic Times gave Secrets of the Heart 4 STARS!
If you want to read the first chapter of this novel to see if it’s your kind of read, please visit her website at http://jilliankent.com/books.html . You’ll find a great book trailer waiting for you there. Jillian also invites you to join in conversation on her blog anytime, plus, about twice a month she blogs with other Realms buddies at http://justthewritecharisma.blogspot.com/