Having self-published several novels in another genre over the past few years, I recently made the alarming move into Regency romance.

Although romance is a strong thread in nearly all my works, I came to straight-up, nothing-but-romance only after turning 50. Since then, I am plagued by the question, “What took me so long?” My awakening began rather innocuously when I casually watched the 2015 version of Poldark. Before I knew, I was falling headlong into the abyss of Historical Romance, and read fifteen such novels over the next three months. However, no number could sufficiently scratch my itch for more, so I did what any delusional writer would do and began researching and writing Regency romance. I am currently seeking agent representation for three manuscripts, two of which have won second places in RWA chapter contests.

I live in Austin, Texas with my wife of 30-plus years, and have three grown children and a grandson within driving distance.

Find me on Twitter at @MrDarcyExplains.

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