Interview with Leonora Blythe

intriguing ladyTell us about your publishing journey..
I was born in South Wales, and came to the United States in search of adventure. I was always
fascinated by the Regency Period and when I landed at job at Warner Books I began to write books
of that genre.  I had become friends with Judith Weber of Nat Sobel Associates and she agreed
to take me on as a client.  She sold the rights to several of my books to Fawcett and through her
overseas connections she sold the rights to England, Japan, Germany, Norway, Sweden and France.
An incredible journey that is now continuing with Untreed Reass.
 
What do you love about being an author?
The freedom to take a fantasy journey, where if I make a mistake or fall in love with the wrong
person I can correct it and then move on to a happy ending.  Also it gives me the chance to
immerse myself in other characters.
If you could have dinner with any literary character, who would it be and what would you eat?miranda
Henry Pulling from Travels With My Aunt.  We would take the ferry over to Martha’s Vinyard and dine
on Lobster rolls.
 
If your book/ story was to be made into a movie, who would you cast as the leads?
David Tennant and Keira Knightly.
Vampires – do you prefer them as sexy leads or blood hungry monsters?
Blood hungry monsters – nothing sexy about them at all.
 
If you had a time machine, which era would you go back to and why?
The Regency Period because a lot of social changes began taking place during that time
 
What life advice do you wish you’d been given sooner?
Never be afraid of trying something new and keep copious notes of everything that happens to you.
 
If you were a superfelicianatural creature, what would you be and why?
A fairy so I could cast beneficial spells on people and watch them smile when their wishes come true.
 
Where do you write best? 
I own a shop and do most of my writing when things are quite – otherwise I write at home at the
kitchen table.
 
What was the last book you read, and what were your thoughts on it?
Mountain Top School For Dogs by Ellen Cooney.  I loved the way she showed the love between humans
and dogs.

If you didn’t write in your genre, which other would you prefer and why?
Historical non-fiction.  To high light some of the amazing discoveries that were made in the olden days
without the benefit of modern day conveniences.
Where can fans find you online?
Untreed Reads, of course.  I also have a facebook page Leonora Blythe.  My biography, Lament of an Ex-Pat by
Leonora Burton, is sold on Amazon.

 

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