Today we're joined by Megan Mulry, whose next release, Bound to be a Groom, details a complicated relationship among four people, two men and two women. It's set in 1808, and is “a series of erotic escapades.” Megan is here to discuss the eternal question all romance writers, in particular, get asked: Are you your heroines? Thanks, Megan!
I've become preoccupied with this idea of how authors and their books take on a symbiosis—chicken/egg and all that—and I immediately thought of certain writers who seem to “live” the life they write. Obviously, they’re not shapeshifters or riding around Mayfair in curricles, but they have a way of telling a story that transmits who they are IRL (in real life).
Eloisa James is a Shakespeare professor married to an Italian cavaliere and conveys a wit and elegance in her books that she also projects IRL; Victoria Dahl is whip-smart and bold, exuding a hard-won independence also seen in her heroines. Maya Rodale is married to a tech savvy hottie and lives in New York City, and so does the heroine in her new series of contemporary novels. Shannon Stacey enjoys four-wheeling just as much as the Kowalskis. Miranda Neville simply opens her mouth and I am transported to 1815 Hertfordshire.