When I “Fall into the World of Extraordinary” I always want to be…
…awestruck and overwhelmed!
What on your bucket list HAVE you done and name something you HAVEN’T done yet?
England! I recently returned from having spent over three weeks in England (and two days in Edinburgh), a trip I had planned for several years. My interest in the Regency era began with genealogical research. With so many of my ascendants being from Sussex, England, I made sure to spend enough time there to visit their villages and surrounding farmland as well as the nearby castles and estates (some of which have the settings for my earlier books). Then I was off to the settings for most of my recent books as well as those I want to use for the books I have yet to write. My trip is documented in my blog, Regency Romance with a Twist, and includes a sampling of the two-thousand photographs I took during my excursions. And I managed to put over fifteen-hundred miles on a rental car in just the two weeks I had it!
Santorini, Delos and the other islands of the Cyclades! Having included a good deal of Greek mythology in my books—the Regency era was heavily influenced by the Greeks in terms of architecture and fashion—I want to visit the Cyclades Islands. Santorini has been a favorite since high school, when I spent a semester researching the Minoans and their demise due to a cataclysmic earthquake and volcano. “The Epiphany of an Explorer” is set mostly on Delos. Once an important stop on the trade routes of the Aegean and Mediterranean, Delos is the mythical birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. (If I wasn’t writing books set during the Regency era, I would probably be writing books set in ancient Greece.) I’m hoping a comprehensive cruise of these islands is in my future!
A self-described nerd and lover of science, Linda Rae spent many years as a published technical writer specializing in 3D graphics workstations, software and 3D animation (her movie credits include SHREK and SHREK 2). An interest in genealogy led to years of research on the Regency era and a desire to write fiction based in that time.
A fan of action-adventure movies, she can frequently be found at the local cinema. Although she no longer has any fish, she follows the San Jose Sharks. She makes her home in Cody, Wyoming.
Linda is a Reader Rave Luncheon host this year at InD’Scribe Con. Please come have lunch with her on Saturday, October 14th and stay for the InD’Scribe Book Festival. For more details about luncheon tickets visit InD’Scribe Con and Book Festival today!