I write Historical Romances set in the Regency era. My love affair with the genre came from the greats; Julie Garwood, Judith McNaught, Mary Balogh…People tell me I’m a prolific when it comes to writing. I actually have several series I’m working on simultaneously. My “Scandalous Seasons” series and my “Heart of a Duke” series.
Regardless of whatever series or book I’m working on, I think readers will tend to find I write about broken, flawed, and imperfect individuals who deserve a happily-ever-after more than anyone else. My love of the imperfect hero and heroine came when my son was born and I learned he had Down syndrome. It opened my eyes to the beauty found in imperfections…and taught me that imperfect is the only real perfect!
How do you relax?
I write. For me, as a mom to twin babies and a child with special needs, my life is very hectic…and writing is a great escape from the stress and concerns and fears that I think all mothers face.
One thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
When I was in high-school, I was one of about 20 members of my school choir chosen to sing at the White House. A number of us in between performances in the East Room wandered the corridors, through the kitchens…I marvel at how much simpler the world used to be that a group of teenagers were permitted that freedom at the White House.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Ugh. Hands-down my first interview for a middle-school history teaching position. I was away at college and didn’t have time to call my parents and let them know I’d been granted an interview…sooooo, I forwarded the email containing the offer to interview over to my dad.
Who of course, gushed about how proud he was, and said “you’re a number 1 draft pick…they’ll be crazy to pick anyone but my girl…” And some other dad-proud words. And wouldn’t you know he ‘replied to all’. I went in for my interview and they shoved the email across the interview table just as I was about to begin answering questions. Awkward. And no, I didn’t get that job.
White wine or red?
Coffee or tea?
Cook dinner or order take-out/delivery?
Homebody or Outdoorsman?
Do you prefer to live in hot weather or cold weather?
Pancakes or eggs?
Sleep in or get up early?
Laptop or desktop for writing?
OFFICIAL BLURB-- For the Love of a Duke
After the tragic death of his wife, Jasper, the 8th Duke of Bainbridge buried himself away in the dark cold walls of his home, Castle Blackwood. When he’s coaxed out of his self-imposed exile to attend the amusements of the Frost Fair, his life is irrevocably changed by a fateful meeting with Lady Katherine Adamson.
With her tight brown ringlets and silly white-ruffled gowns, Lady Katherine Adamson has found her dance card empty for two Seasons. After her father’s passing, Katherine learned the unreliability of men, and is determined to depend on no one, except herself. Until she meets Jasper…
In a desperate bid to avoid a match arranged by her family, Katherine makes the Duke of Bainbridge a shocking proposition—one that he accepts.
Only, as Katherine begins to love Jasper, she finds the arrangement agreed upon is not enough. And Jasper is left to decide if protecting his heart is more important than fighting for Katherine’s love.
Christi is offering a Lucky contestant a copy of her new book, For the Love of a Duke & A Marquess for Christmas. All you have to do to enter the contest is answer the question; How do you like your heroes? Dark and brooding or charming and affable?