Debra Brown

I have enjoyed creative pursuits for many years and have written my first book, The Companion of Lady Holmeshire. I have begun work on my second, For the Skylark.


Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?


I was educated in nursing, but stayed home to raise my children. That gave me some freedom to pursue various interests which have made me who I am. I have enjoyed studying homeopathy, art and interior design, all informally. These things have made life enjoyable, each in their own way. I enjoyed period books and movies since I first opened Charles Dickens in school. Reading and watching the movies raised questions in my mind, and I followed up with research. Finally, when life allowed, I was delighted to sit down and write a novel of my own.


Describe your book ‘The Companion of Lady Holmeshire’ in 30 words or less.


Emma was a servant girl who became companion to a countess. She was dragged along into snobbish society and rejected. Sweet romance, mystery and humor mix, and a surprise ending


What was the hardest part of writing your book? 


I was too excited about it to sleep! I kept wanting to get up and write.


What books have had the greatest influence on you?


Anything Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and many resource books.


Briefly share with us what you do to market your book?


Besides BookBuzzr, I do giveaways, I tweet as @kescah, use Facebook, I started a Goodreads group and a multi-author historical blog. 


How do you spend your time when you are not writing?


Wishing I could write, but caring for a disabled friend and my family, reading and researching.


What are you working on next?


The working title is For the Skylark- a Regency era story about the twin son and daughter of a reclusive woman, whom I modeled after Dickens' Miss Havisham. While my first book is a Jane Austen-style happy story, this one is a psychological drama

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