This month is the 20th anniversary of the publication of Lord of Scoundrels.
My publisher, HarperCollins, has celebrations planned, and I’ll be doing some shameless self-promotion here, though in the Nerdy History Girl spirit.
One of the questions many authors dread is “Where do you get your ideas?” Who knows? Lord of Scoundrels evolved from so many inspirations. One was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles, which eventually led me to Dartmoor.
I wrote of the hero, “His was a Dartmoor soul, where the wind blew fierce and the rain beat down upon grim, grey rocks, and where the pretty green patches of ground turned out to be mires that could suck down an ox.”
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