Stitch’s Media Mix just put up the most gorgeous review of TPA I’m ever likely to see. I’m not sure which line is making me tear up more –
“That Potent Alchemy gave me that sense of belonging, that “I could be here” feeling that I rarely find in the historical romances I read.“
“In Tess Bowery’s England, there’s room for queer women and genderfluid people to be.”
The reason I started writing Regency was because there were so few stories out there that centered people like me, and like my friends and family in the LBGTQ community. Knowing that I was able to give that feeling of belonging to even one other person – that there is someone in the world who saw themselves reflected in my pages – that’s the best feeling in the world. I’ve done what I needed to do.
I can now die happy. (In the metaphorical sense, I promise!)