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Regan Walker

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Award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Regency, Georgian and Medieval romances. Also an avid reader/reviewer of historical romances set in the 19th century or earlier. My website: www.reganwalkerauthor.com. My blog is Historical Romance Review: reganromancereview.blogspot.com.

My stories will sweep you away, I promise. They are historically authentic with real historical figures as well as my fictional characters. (I do hundreds of hours of research for each book.)

Praise for my novels:

“Ms. Walker has the rare ability to make you forget you are reading a book…the characters become real, the modern world fades away and all that is left is the intrigue, drama and romance.” ~ Straight from the Library

RACING WITH THE WIND: "... a superb histor
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Regan Walker I just finished my medieval THE RED WOLF'S PRIZE, which will be released October 1. Set in England in 1068, two years after the Conquest, it's a tale…moreI just finished my medieval THE RED WOLF'S PRIZE, which will be released October 1. Set in England in 1068, two years after the Conquest, it's a tale of a Norman knight and an English maiden betrothed by William I. Now I've turned my attention to research for my next book, the prequel to the Agents of the Crown trilogy, TO TAME THE WIND. It will be set in France and England in 1783 and feature a privateer hero, Simon Powell and the daughter of a French pirate, Claire Donet.(less)
Regan Walker I have written articles on this, but here's the short list:

1. First, I go back and edit the last few chapters, sometimes I go all the way back to the…more
I have written articles on this, but here's the short list:

1. First, I go back and edit the last few chapters, sometimes I go all the way back to the beginning. Along the way, I pick up new ideas, so when I hit the end of what I’ve written the next words sometimes just flow, along with the next scenes.

2. Sometimes, I just force myself to stay at my computer and put words on the page, saying to myself I will come back and fix whatever is wrong tomorrow. Surprisingly, I find I have less to fix than I had first thought. It doesn’t work all the time, but when it does, I pat myself on the back for being willing to slog through the difficult parts.

3. When I can, I might skip to later scenes, maybe even the end if I have a thought of how I want to bring the threads together. Often those out of place scenes fit in just fine with I get to them. It happened in To Tame the Wind. I saw Claire being forced to leave Simon and Simon, though loving her, being forced to let her go. I wrote that scene before I was 30K words into the story.

4. Since I’m an author of historical romance, I might dive into the history a little deeper to see if any ideas come to me. My stories are driven by history and real historic figures so this can give me an idea of a new scene or a new character.

5. I go to lunch with one of my critique partners and tell her where I’m stuck. She may make a suggestion that has me saying, “Yes! Great idea.” And then, when I get home, I can’t wait to begin writing again. I always take pen and paper to those luncheons so I can capture the idea as we are discussing it.

6. I might read a book. Somehow diving into an absorbing romance written by someone else takes me out of the stuck place. It works like greasing the skids. But I don’t reach for this too often as it takes me farther away from my own story.

7. Lastly, when all else fails, I take a break. I take a walk with my Golden Retriever, go shopping, listen to music (which often inspires scenes), or I bake (yes, I love to bake; you can see a few of my recipes on my website). There’s always Facebook, and email too, but I do those most days so they aren’t much of a break.

The point is to do whatever you can to move past the blank page—past that place where nothing is coming to you.
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Regan Walker Some authors post their own reviews of their books but I do think the better practice is not to do it.


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W.E. Lawrence Regan wrote: "thanks, W.E. I have to say I was surprised you rated your own book. I always thought that was discouraged. I'm just beginning it now."

Hello again Regan. I just cleared the rating, but left the Kirkus review.

W.E.


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W.E. Lawrence Regan wrote: "thanks, W.E. I have to say I was surprised you rated your own book. I always thought that was discouraged. I'm just beginning it now."

The review actually done by Kirkus. When I posted the review the people at Goodreads told me to put it there. I can change it if it's not appropriate.

W.E.


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Regan Walker thanks, W.E. I have to say I was surprised you rated your own book. I always thought that was discouraged. I'm just beginning it now.


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W.E. Lawrence Hi Regan, I hope the reviews to read on Guardian of Paradise don't discourage you from reading the book. There are quite a few others that were good.

I have been enjoying your posts on Facebook.

Thanks, W.E.


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Regan Walker Rachel wrote: "Thank you so much for the friendship, Regan! <3"

Very happy to be friends!


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Rachel L.  Demeter Thank you so much for the friendship, Regan! <3


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Regan Walker Caroline2 wrote: "Thank you i will see your blog, actually i'm on reading racing with the wind and i can't take off it from the first page, really enchanting and sexy story"

Caroline, I am thrilled you like Racing With The Wind. Against the Wind follows with Sir Martin's story and, coming this spring, Wind Raven, the story of Capt. Jean Powell, Martin's brother. It is a pirate Regency! Hugh and Mary are characters in my short stories and my novella, The Twelfth Night Wager.


Caroline2 Thank you i will see your blog, actually i'm on reading racing with the wind and i can't take off it from the first page, really enchanting and sexy story


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Regan Walker Julz wrote: "Hi! Thanks for the friend request. As often as I see you on here, you feel like a friend already. :D"

Yep, but it is good to connect directly!


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Julz Hi! Thanks for the friend request. As often as I see you on here, you feel like a friend already. :D


Kagama-the Literaturevixen Thanks for friending :)


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Regan Walker Joanne wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request! I know I will enjoy exploring your reviews and bookshelves. Love your blog with the lists of recommendations! Happy reading!"

Happy to connect, Joanne!


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Joanne Thank you for accepting my friend request! I know I will enjoy exploring your reviews and bookshelves. Love your blog with the lists of recommendations! Happy reading!


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Regan Walker *~Serenity~* wrote: "Thanks for the invite Regan! Yes I love your reviews on all those oldie favorites of mine. Look forward to chatting with you:)"

Serenity, I read and review the new ones, too, though I have to say the older ones still capture me. They are so good. Right now my all time favorite is Bride of the MacHugh by Jan Cox Speas--a Highlander romance written in 1954 (!), but it can compete with ANYTHING out there today!


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Sandi-Lynne Thanks for the invite Regan! Yes I love your reviews on all those oldie favorites of mine. Look forward to chatting with you:)


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Regan Walker Cristina wrote: "HI! Thanks for accepting my friend request :)"

Happy to do so and sorry this is belated.


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Regan Walker Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~* wrote: "Hi Regan..thanks for the invite! III say we do have books in common,as your the first to have 100% match!
I look forward to chatting with you on our love of a good swashbuckling pirate romance(and ..."


Sandi, I am so late in acknowledging your friend request...but we are friends and that's good. I enjoy your comments!


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Regan Walker Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend invite, Regan. :)"

Carol, glad to be friends!


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Regan Walker Dark wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request, Regan :)"

Glad to connect!


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Regan Walker Mermarie wrote: "Thanks for the add! I've read numerous reviews of yours! They're all very insightful and appreciated. :)"

Thanks, Mermarie. Sorry it's taken me so long to acknowledge your message!


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Regan Walker Kathleen wrote: "I see you have Sweet Release on your to read list. I'll be curious about your reaction. I stopped reading it after the scene where they make love for the first time. I thought his actions showed hi..."

It will be a while before I get to that one...


Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* Thank you for accepting my friend invite, Regan. :)


Mermarie Thanks for the add! I've read numerous reviews of yours! They're all very insightful and appreciated. :)


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Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~* Hi Regan..thanks for the invite! III say we do have books in common,as your the first to have 100% match!
I look forward to chatting with you on our love of a good swashbuckling pirate romance(and other good books as well) Check out my Pirate romance group too for other great recommends:)


Cristina HI! Thanks for accepting my friend request :)


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Regan Walker Kathleen: I bought the trilogy and haven't gotten to this one but loved the first. I'll try to move it up on my reading.


Kathleen J I see you have Sweet Release on your to read list. I'll be curious about your reaction. I stopped reading it after the scene where they make love for the first time. I thought his actions showed him to be a callous bastard. I did a compare and saw that generally we tend to rate books similarly.


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Regan Walker You're welcome! Ellen will be on my blog the beginning of November. Be sure to check it out.

Regan


Baba  Thanks for the friend invite, Regan!


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Regan Walker Yes, should be fun. I also started a Historical Romance group you might want to consider.

Regan


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Regan Walker That warms my heart, Cathie. Hope you like it!

Regan


Cathiecaffey Thanks for the friendship Regan! I love historical romances and just read the blurb on yours!! I so can't wait til I can get and read. Great to meet you!


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Regan Walker My pleasure. I love Penelope Williamson and was happy to invite some of her fans to be my friends!

Regan


Kimberly Thank you for adding me as a friend!


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