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What is the date you began writing this piece of fiction and the date when you completely finished the piece of fiction? Began writing March 2017; finished rough draft May 2017; did my last edit before sending it to the editor July 2017; editor finished September 2017
Where did you do most of your writing for this fiction work? And please describe in detail. And can you please include a photo? I did most of my writing for this novel in my small home office in Eastern North Carolina, but I have since moved. The office had a workstation with desk and shelves, a file cabinet, a low cabinet, and a small worktable in it. It was compact but allowed me to work in private.
What is the summary of this specific fiction work? When Melanie Carter’s older brother decides she’s to marry Lott Jenkins, a wealthy man who has the reputation of being harsh and unbearable, she knows her life has just started on a downward spiral. However, she’s determined to trust that God wouldn’t want her with such a man and try to make the best of the awful situation. At a masquerade ball in Edenton, she meets a rather mysterious man dressed as a knight, and she can’t forget him.
Can you give the reader just enough information for them to understand what is going on in the excerpt? Lott Jenkins has been courting Melanie at her brother’s insistence. Each time she sees him, she’s grown warier because he gets more demanding and controlling. Even for 1795, he’s unusually harsh.
Other works you have published?
“IT ALL STARTED AT THE MASQUERADE”