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Lydia Joyce
When I was very young, I didn't want to be a writer. I wanted to be a grandma. After all, grandmas don't have to work, they enjoy the company of children whenever they desire, and whenever they don't, they send them home to their parents. I would wear a large-old fashioned hat, have... show more

When I was very young, I didn't want to be a writer. I wanted to be a grandma. After all, grandmas don't have to work, they enjoy the company of children whenever they desire, and whenever they don't, they send them home to their parents. I would wear a large-old fashioned hat, have salt-and-pepper Gibson girl hair, and grow roses.When I discovered that grandma-ing was not a career, I settled on writing as second best.I began dictating my first stories to my mother before I could write. I filled notebooks in elementary school, and in middle school and high school, I wrote over 800 manuscript pages in my spare time as well as four plays that saw production.Yet I never seriously considered writing as a career after elementary school. Writers starve, I was always told; a writer makes a decent wage about as often as pigs fly. And I wanted to make money, so I moved from Texas to Indiana to enroll in Purdue's engineering program.I hated it.Finally, I decided there was a good deal of difference between being good at a thing and liking it and that liking it was more important, so I left engineering. After changing my major a second time, I still managed to graduate in four years with majors in English and Spanish and a minor in religious studies--and almost another major in creative writing if illness hadn't prevented me from completing it. Meanwhile, I wrote three manuscripts and began submitting them and collecting rejection letters.After graduation, I married a wonderful man I met my sophomore year, and so far we have one son. We're now living on a half acre in the mountains of New Mexico, where I write full time and update my website as frequently as possible.I got my first contract in the late spring of 2004, two years after I graduated from college, and I'm hoping to sell many more books!In addition to writing, I am a competitive ballroom dancer as well as a sometime gardener.
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Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
Angels With Attitude Book Reviews rated it 7 years ago
Enjoyable mystery. Lord Varcourt has lost a brother many years ago. Thought the years there have been whispered tales that he has something to do with his brothers death but there was never any evidence to prove that he did. The young lord Thomas meet Esmeralda ( Merry for short) hired buy his mothe...
Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
Angels With Attitude Book Reviews rated it 7 years ago
Enjoyable mystery. Lord Varcourt has lost a brother many years ago. Thought the years there have been whispered tales that he has something to do with his brothers death but there was never any evidence to prove that he did. The young lord Thomas meet Esmeralda ( Merry for short) hired buy his mothe...
Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
Angels With Attitude Book Reviews rated it 7 years ago
Thought this was a pretty good book. You could not help but love the characters. Victoria goes to the Duke of Raeburn to see about what to do to save face and her family name because of her brothers reckless adventures and compounding debt. She strikes a bargain with the Duke to be his mistress for ...
In The Mood For LOVE
In The Mood For LOVE rated it 8 years ago
Great, amazing book that I couldn't put down. Unfortunately, the epilogue sucked big time:(
coffee & ink
coffee & ink rated it 9 years ago
Victorian historical with Gothic subplot. Colin and Fern marry as a proper young couple should, which is to say they don't know each other very well: Colin plans to return to his mistress shortly after the marriage, and Fern--well, Fern isn't sure what she plans, beyond perfection; surely marrying ...
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