Wow, Cara’s a tough act to follow! But even if I haven’t had people spluttering coffee or tea all over their keyboards I’ve had a blast blogging here.

One of my favorite topics is the writer’s life. I can’t think of a nicer community in which to discuss some of my writer quirks and neuroses. I hope some of these posts have inspired or informed, or at least amused. Or perhaps reassured fellow writers they’re not alone and that it’s OK to be different, as when we talked about Elena’s Writing Bookshelf or slow versus fast writers in Tempus Fugit.

Another thing I never tire of is chatting about both the popular and the less well known facets of “our” period. I couldn’t imagine a nicer group of Regencyphiles with whom to share my obsession! Some of my favorite Regency-related posts include Regency Naming Hell and Duking it out. (BTW the picture here is of a group of Bond Street Beaus including several real historical dukes. Not quite as hunky as the fictional ones, I’m afraid!)

But maybe my favorite thing to discuss is storytelling. I love to hear what other people think of certain types of characters, certain types of plots, etc…, such as in Happily Ever After, Mary Sues and Gender Bending.

So please let us know which of my posts you enjoyed most (either from the ones I mentioned or any from this past year) and why.

I’m offering a choice of prizes to a winner chosen at random from the comments. The winner may choose either my most recent release, LADY DEARING’S MASQUERADE (Romantic Times Top Pick and Best Regency Romance for 2005) or HIS BLUSHING BRIDE, an early anthology I participated in, along with authors Alice Holden and Regina Scott (also a Romantic Times Top Pick).

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