Interview with Heather King

How do you approach cover design?
I write traditional Regency stories, so like a traditional feel to my covers. A half-naked man bending over a woman with a very low décolletage does not fit the tone of my books.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It wasn't the first book I read - that would have been an early reading book, probably 'Tip and Mitten' - but the one which has stayed with me through the years was a novel called 'The Gauntlet' by Ronald Welch. It told the story of a young boy who found a gauntlet on a Welsh mountain and went back to medieval times when he slipped his hand inside it.
What are your favourite books, and why?
I love Georgette Heyer's Regency romance novels, because they are so cleverly written, described beautifully so the reader gets a complete picture of a scene, full of information and at times laugh-out-loud funny.
I also like Elizabeth Chadwick's wonderful medieval novels. She has a talent for a descriptive phrase second to none - and I dream of achieving such penmanship.
JR Ward's Black Dagger series hooked me from the start. The world she created draws the reader in; her writing is powerful and her characters memorable.
What do you read for pleasure?
Regency romance and historical romance. Paranormal romance. Dick Francis racing thrillers. Any well-written book which captures my interest.
Describe your desk
Untidy when I'm working, although I'm a tidy soul really.
When did you first start writing?
I have made up stories since I was a child, but only started writing 'seriously' about ten years ago.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able draw in words the scenes I see in my head, the worlds I escape to, and set them free, recreating them for my readers to enjoy and lose themselves therein for a while.
What do your fans mean to you?
An author is nothing without his or her readers. I am just starting out, so I doubt I have many fans, but it would be the most incredible thing to have people want to buy my books because they like my writing and my stories. I can't say how much that would mean!
What are you working on next?
I have two possible novellas lined up, one for Christmas, and two projects I am very excited about. One is a non-fiction work and the other is very special, very different - and very hush hush! Before I get on with those, though, I have my debut novel 'A Sense of the Ridiculous' to re-release.
Who are your favourite authors?
Georgette Heyer, Elizabeth Chadwick, J.R. Ward, Amanda Ashley, Dick Francis, Agatha Christie and Jane Austen, to mention but a few.
Published 2015-06-17.
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Books by This Author

Treasure Beyond Words
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,360. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Having trusted the wrong man, bluestocking Amelia Burcott is forced to seek employment as a governess in order to support herself. Little does she realize, when she joins the household of the Earl of Raftesbury, that he has a secret as great as her own and needs the right woman to help him conquer his past.