A Traditional Regency Romanceby Georgie Lee. Now Available from Cerridwen Press http://www.cerridwenpress.com/
LADY'S WAGER is set in 1803 Regency London. How did you become interested in this time period? What you love about it?
What sparked this book? Was it a character? An historical event? A scene you just couldn’t get out of your head?
Please share a bit about your writing process. Are you a pantser or a plotter? Do you write multiple drafts or clean up as you go?
What do you like least about this period? Anything that constrained you or that you had to plot carefully around?
Did you have to do any major research for this book? Did you stumble across anything really interesting that you didn’t already know?
One surprising fact I ran across in my research was the prevalence of maternity hospitals. They existed much earlier than most people realize. The General Lying-in Hospital in London was founded in 1739 and was later renamed Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in 1809 in honor of her generous patronage. I was also surprised to discover that nitrous oxide had been around since the 1770s and was originally used as a kind of snake oil cure-all or as a recreational drug. Although some physicians recognized its anesthetic properties, it wasn’t used as an anesthesia until the 1840s.
Please tell us a bit about your background, and what led you to become a novelist.
What/Who do you like to read? And are you one of those authors who tends to avoid reading the same genre you’re currently writing in during the in-progress stages of your own novel?
I will read other authors in my genre while I’m writing. Amanda Quick is one of my favorite Regency writers and it’s helpful for me to see how she and other writers handle certain situations. Also, reading good books inspires me to keep writing and helps me stay in the spirit of the era.
What are you planning to work on next?