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I love writing dialogue-rich historical romance with lashings of humour and a swirl of thematic mystery. Never short of a word myself, my heroines defy and manipulate the conventions of their time with sparkling wit. Heroes with a touch of arrogance must be ripe for comeuppance and that’s what my ladies are about. Edinburgh provides a glorious Georgian and Regency setting for Bella and London for Mariah. I’m lucky to live in one and regularly visit the other.

Thought I’d use some of the bio writing skills I practised at RNA Harpers Adams conference last weekend to update my amazon profile. Main change is to omit the playwriting references so readers can better see what they’d be buying.

The talk was called Write to Sell Yourself and was given by Clare Mackintosh. Excellent, I thought. Mariah’s Marriage amazon US

“Oh, Mariah, let us not quarrel. We will be married within the month. At least your papa’s house contains plenty of books. You may practise throwing them.” anne stenhouse Mariah’s Marriage UK Bella’s Betrothal US

 …a solitary figure ahead among some gorse and shrubs. Charles thought she made a beautiful picture in her riding habit with the exquisite hat Jenny Menzies wished to inherit. He thought the girl might get it sooner rather than later if he followed his instincts. At that precise moment, he wanted to shake Bella hard. Then he would lock her in the castle in Strath Menzies and hold her forever. anne stenhouse Bella’s Betrothal UK