Indulging Your Inner Aristocrat~ British Period Novels
Meet Author Debra Brown
I grew up with my nose in books. I loved mysteries and surprise endings. I especially loved the Victorian houses that my favorite sleuths tiptoed around in. In school, I was handed a copy of Great Expectations, which I could not put down. Miss Havisham was an incredible figure! For the rest of my life, I wanted to be a mouse in the wall watching her live her strange life.
During my years of self employment in the jewelry field, I watched period movies while I worked on my creations. I was in love with the characters, the plots, the historical realities. I became acquainted with the rigidly structured class system, the customs of the times and the required polite behaviors with the policy of shunning anyone who stepped out of line.
I ran out of movies.
With the economic difficulties of recent years, my jewelry business slowed. I began to write my own little story as a hobby, never intending to publish it. It developed in my mind faster than I could get it down on my word processor, and I stayed up later than I should have typing away. It didn't let me sleep when I did go to bed! It developed so beautifully that I decided to put it out there into the world. I am grateful to those that have helped me in various ways with this happy project; you know who you are. I am thankful to World Castle for accepting my book for publication.
And my second book is now keeping me from sleeping.