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Rita Award Finalist Michelle Willingham has published over twenty books and novellas. Currently, she lives in southeastern Virginia with her husband and children and is working on more historical romance novels. When she's not writing, Michelle enjoys baking, playing the piano, and avoiding exercise at all costs. Visit her website at: www.michellewillingham.com or interact with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/michellewillinghamfans. ...more

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Michelle Willingham The first book, A Viking for the Viscountess, is book one in the series--A Most Peculiar Season. Four other authors created Regency books with a…moreThe first book, A Viking for the Viscountess, is book one in the series--A Most Peculiar Season. Four other authors created Regency books with a magical touch, and I mention some of their characters in a ballroom scene. They also mentioned Arik in their books, and they have a loose connection, in that, our books take place during the same Regency Season. Each book stands alone, but we thought it would be fun to have that continuity. A Maiden for the Marquess is its own separate book, though, since it takes place during the Viking era. It's the direct sequel to A Viking for the Viscountess, and since Viking is book one in the Most Peculiar Season series, I went ahead and added Marquess as book 6, since that's the next listing. On the online retail sites, it would be too difficult to list it as a separate series. Confusing, I know, but that's why.(less)
Michelle Willingham Hi Cintia,

I'm sorry you're having trouble with writer's block. Everybody goes through it, and it can be a real struggle. First, you should ask…more
Hi Cintia,

I'm sorry you're having trouble with writer's block. Everybody goes through it, and it can be a real struggle. First, you should ask yourself if you're writing something that you enjoy. Sometimes you try to write in a genre that doesn't fit your style. I could never write science fiction, for example.

Second, give yourself permission to write garbage. Many people think that writers automatically come out with brilliant plots and prose. That's not true at all. About half of what I write gets thrown out, but it's not truly a waste of time. I have to write through the garbage to get to the good stuff. So tell yourself you're going to write one sentence today, no matter how bad it is. Then tomorrow, write another sentence. Or maybe a paragraph. The point is to get yourself back into writing every day. And even if you throw everything out, again--it's not wasted effort. It's helping you get back into the fun of writing. Write something purely for the joy of it. Don't worry about if it's any good. Write to entertain yourself and throw all the rules out the window.

Wishing you all the best of luck!

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This year, I’ve been working on several projects. The first is a spin-off series to Secrets in Silk, titled the Earls Next Door. Several characters (Cain Sinclair and Amelia Hartford) will make an appearance in this new series. It’s a trilogy about three earls who find love in Victorian-era England. The first book was inspired by The Secret Garden and is titled Good Earls Don’t Lie. It’s tentat...

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“You might be a wallflower," he agreed, "but there's more to you, isn't there?"
"Why would you say that?"
"In my experience, the quietest women tend to be the most adventurous. There's a wildness that they let no one see.”
Michelle Willingham, Undone by the Duke

“If you die, you won't be my uncle anymore," Royce offered.
"Planning to do me in, are you?"

Royce pondered this a moment before saying, "Not until I'm older."

"How very reassuring. I shall sleep better at night, knowing it. Be sure to let me know the date on which you plan to kill me, won't you?”
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“It took her a moment to realize that yes, he had indeed given her doorknobs for her birthday.”
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