Thanks for having me here today, ladies. I’m excited about my new book, THE DUKE’S QUANDARY, which released today! This story is the second book in my Marriage Mart Mayhem series. The first book, THE ELUSIVE WIFE, was the story of Jason, Earl of Coventry.
THE DUKE’S QUANDARY, for those of you who read THE ELUSIVE WIFE is about Drake, Coventry’s best friend. The story is about a shy, socially backward, somewhat clumsy botanist, who is forced by her aunt and trustee to travel to London and stay with Drake’s family for the Season. The inspiration for this story actually came from a 1971 move with Walter Matthau and Elaine Mays, entitled “A New Leaf.” Elaine Mays plays a character similar to Penelope in my story. However, the stories themselves are not similar.
An interesting facet of my research for this book was the information I got online about The Linnean Society, which is the organization my heroine, Penelope, belonged to under a man’s pseudonym. I wrote to the PR person at the society, and she gave me some interesting facts. One of which is that author Beatrix Potter offered a scientific treatise for the organization, but because she was a woman, she was unable to present it.
Since there are still another five books in the series, two of which will release this year: THE LADY’S DISGRACE (October) and THE BARON’S HOMECOMING (December), I found it necessary to keep quite an extensive list of characters. If my character in THE DUKE’S QUANDARY visited Coventry, I needed to know the name of the butler at his estate. I imagine as the series continues, my list will grow quite long.
Thank you for stopping by today and visiting. I’d like to offer an autographed copy of THE ELUSIVE WIFE to one US commenter, or an ebook copy if the winner is international. If the winner has already read THE ELUSIVE WIFE, I will offer a copy of another of my books.
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|Author Callie Hutton|
Callie Hutton always knew those stories she made up in her head would be written down one day. There was nowhere else for them to go. After years of writing articles and interviews for magazines and company newsletters, she decided to tackle writing a book. That was back in 2010. Now with twelve books under her belt, and seven more contracted, the relief at having somewhere to tell those stories is wonderful. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, adult children and three dogs.
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