Since her latest release just came out, let’s take ten minutes to explore a Houston author’s take on her writing, her characters, herself.
Why she likes it: Telling stories is an escape from every day life for me. I can forget the dishes and the laundry and all the mundane parts of life and have fun. That’s why I like to read too.
Inspiration comes from: Inspiration can come from anywhere for me. Most of the time something I’ve read or a movie will trigger an idea for me. For example, I got the idea for Lord and Lady Spy after watching Mr. and Mrs. Smith and thinking, what if that story took place in 1815? I had the idea for the Jewels of the Ton series after reading a book about a courtesan, My Lady Scandalous by Jo Manning.
If not writing, then what? I’d probably be doing something with animals. Maybe I’d run a shelter or work in a clinic.
What's next? In September the Lord and Lady Spy series continues with True Spies, and then in January, I have a novella out with the character of Blue from Lord and Lady Spy. Next spring the last book in the Jewels of the Ton series releases, Sapphires Are an Earl’s Best Friend.
On the latest release:
Name of the main characters? Warrick Fitzhugh and Fallon, the Marchioness of Mystery
What Fallon does that I wish I could do. I wish I could kick butt like Fallon. She is one tough lady.
Something Fallon would never do. Cry. Fallon is not the type to show too much emotion or vulnerability.
What Fallon would say about me. “Get out and live a little!”
What Fallon would say I do that embarrasses her. I try to make her act more vulnerable and open up to Warrick.
If You Give a Rake a Ruby by Shana Galen—in stores today!
HER MYSTERIOUS PAST IS THE BEST REVENGE . . .
Fallon, the Marchioness of Mystery, is a celebrated courtesan with her finger on the pulse of high society. She’s adored by men, hated by their wives. No one knows anything about her past, and she plans to keep it that way.
ONLY HE CAN OFFER HER A DAZZLING FUTURE . . .
Warrick Fitzhugh will do anything to protect his compatriots in the Foreign Office, including seduce Fallon, who he thinks can lead him to the deadliest crime lord in London. He knows he’s putting his life on the line . . .
To Warrick’s shock, Fallon is not who he thinks she is, and the secrets she’s keeping are exactly what make her his heart’s desire . .
About Shana Galen
Shana Galen is the bestselling author of fast-paced adventurous Regency historicals, including the RT Reviewers’ Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Her books are published all over the world and have been featured in the Rhapsody and Doubleday Book Clubs. She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She’s happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers: visit her website or see what she’s up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.