Costumes, Heroines, Frenchies

“They seek him here. They seek him there. Those Frenchies seek him anywhere…”

The Scarlet Pimpernel. A Tale of Two Cities. Les Miserables.

I have a thing for the French Revolution.

Where tragedy strikes, heroes rise. It always happens. When oppression grinds, freedom struggles against it.

The human spirit beacons, like a fiery torch and I love to study the struggle for freedom. All of my novels so far address this theme in one way or another. The Nobleman’s Daughter, my first novel coming this November 2017. Seeking Suffrage, my third novel. Aya’s Journey, my middle grade tribute to the brave slaves in our country. And Scarlet, my second novel to be published.

To help another who cannot help themselves seems the noblest monument to leave behind. And to help them achieve freedom so that their spirit can soar as it was designed to do, I can think of no higher achievement.

So when my mind stumbled upon the idea of creating a WOMAN Scarlet Pimpernel, I dove in immediately. Elaborate costumes, secretive escapes, desperate victims, and clever heroines. Throw in a gorgeous Frenchman and a league of brave Englishmen, and I could read this story over and over again. As I finish up another round of edits, I am fairly certain many of you could too. At least this new author hopes so. Look for my tribute to the iconic character of The Scarlet Pimpernel early in the year 2018.


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An award winning author and mother of six. Check out my news and published historical romances. Whether in Regency England, the French Revolution, or Colonial America, her romance novels are much like life is supposed to be: full of adventure. She is a member of the RWA, the SCBWI, and LDStorymakers. She is also the chair of the Lonestar.Ink writing conference. Twitter—@authorjen Instagram—@authorlyjen

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