We’re joined by historical romance author Rose Lerner to talk about her Lively St. Lemeston Regency series and her collaboration on Hamilton’s Battalion. We discuss everything from the role of food to the role of religion in fiction, her writing process, and more!
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Some highlights from the conversation include:
-How her Hamilton’s Battalion story, Promised Land, came about.
-Exploring how characters practice Judaism in historical fiction.
-Amusing family stories.
-Beta heroes and how wonderful they can be.
-How food can be used to express love.
-Lots of mouth-watering discussions of food–historical recreations, use in fiction, and more!
-Her writing process and how it tends to come together.
-Some of the advantages of self publishing.
-How she started reading and writing romance.
-How fantasy casting her characters impacted her writing and heated up the sex scenes.
Books/websites mentioned in this episode:
Hamilton’s Battalion by Rose Lerner, Courtney Milan, and Alyssa Cole
Sweet Disorder (Lively St. Lemeston Book 1) by Rose Lerner
True Pretenses (Lively St. Lemeston Book 2) by Rose Lerner
Listen to the Moon (Lively St. Lemeston Book 3) by Rose Lerner
A Lord for Miss Larkin by Carola Dunn
The works of Georgette Heyer
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pinterest Rose Lerner for fantasy casts
Colonial Williamsburg website
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