History holds secrets and the inspiration for my books is found within those secrets. I have a list of historical topics/secrets that I'm dying to write about. So once I finish a novel, I revisit the list with my agent and discuss what I might work on next. Once I decide, I spend 2-3 years researching the history and then another two years writing.
Thank you for your kind words about my books being well written. I truly appreciate it!! :)