Readers, here’s a tip from your friendly RT Web Team: if you ever happen upon Kasey Michaels at a publishing event or book signing, you get yourself right on over there and talk to her. She is delightful, she is feisty and you will have fun. PSA over, today we’re talking with Michaels about her latest Redgraves novel, an RT Top Pick!, What a Gentleman Desires — which is out this week.
Tell us how you decided to write a series based on the Redgraves.
Oh, how I wish I could remember how it all started, how any of my ideas turn into characters and books. I know I was reading a nonfiction about Napoleon and the British people, and how Napoleon actually helped the British smugglers, even building them hotels so they could rest up, repair their smuggling craft before heading home. I decided the world ought to know that, because I’m crazy about weird snippets of history (I once built an entire romantic comedy around things that could be hidden in parasols, The Rambunctious Lady Royston).