Hello, world!

You would figure, as an author, I’d be more creative than that for my first post. Alas, you would be hopelessly mistaken. Welcome!

I’m mostly using this to test out the theme, but also to have some content in here besides that lovely crotch-thrusty portrait in my header. Isn’t he a darling? 

That dashing young buck with the prominent protrusion is Captain Gilbert Heathcote (1779-1831), painted by William Owen. His portrait is owned by the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. I think he sets the conversational tone around here rather neatly. 

So this is my blog! I’m a new author in the romance genre, and I’ve just signed a contract with the utterly amazing Amy Sherwood over at Samhain Publishing for my first novel. Set in 1810, The Rite of Summer is a queer erotic romance (M/M, M/M/M, and then back to M/M again for some variety), currently slated for publication in June (or possibly July) of 2015.

If all goes well it will be the first in a series called Treading the Boards, erotic and queer-ish romances about artists and performers in Regency England. I’m working on the second book in that series at the moment (F/M/F, most likely), so right now my reading list is full of books about the theatre life in and around the Haymarket and Drury Lane. 

Right now I’m reading

Burwick, Frederick. 2011. Playing to the crowd: London popular theater, 1780-1830. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


Moody, Jane. 2000. Illegitimate theatre in London, 1770-1840. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Does it make me a hopeless nerd to be so excited by some of this stuff? 

… don’t answer that.